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The Burchfield Penney Art Center announced that artist and educator Mike Glier is its 2022 Artist-In-Residence. Glier kicked off his residency exploring the work of Charles E. Burchfield through the current exhibition, A Lifetime of Themes, along with a deep dive into the archives.

All day in studio on the new picture – I had hoped to start the actual painting – but the whole day spent in completing and correcting my drawing. It is good to be working on a large-scale more thoughtful composition again- one that requires time and endless studies...

Stagnant oppressive morning – objects to east vibrate in a haze – black haze over the sun

To the “Big Woods” – Morning cloudy & with rain at times – cool...

Day spent in working in the garden. A beautiful warm sunshiny day. I dug up, thinned and replanted the rhubarb. Also the bleeding heart which I discovered rotten and worm eaten. Put in the hepaticas, and did some redding up. I am completely devoid of any life or even thoughts about painting – this from my effort yesterday.

Out painting. Altho it is a fine day, cool & sunny, I cannot get into the mood for painting. Having in mind a special idea, I cannot find the right scene as a vehicle for carrying it out. 

Along Ellsworth Rd. sketching – I entered the strange woods. It was like a climax in music...

A.M. to Ebenezer to sketch ice-formations on cliff...

Ground, trees, & bushes heavily covered with snow (about a 4 inch fall) – the day cold and blistery, as in Mid-country. In put it seems more like a day in February... 

A white frosty morning – the sun comes over endless stretches of white hills to the east – a song sparrow sings! (sketch)...

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