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Fifty-one years ago today - on February 2, 1963 - Charles Burchfield wrote in his Journals:

All day again on “Solitude” – I thought I had just about solved all of its problems, but when I set it up in the house, a number of glaring faults appeared (mainly a matter of color value & over-emphasis of certain areas) - With charcoal and chalk, I made tentative corrections and then it seemed to function properly as a whole.

Enjoy Solitude, as well as several studies for the masterwork, at  http://bpac.co/n:1074.

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Solitude, [1918] 1944-63; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 42 x 60 inches (Frame: 45 1/2 x 63 1/2 inches); Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Study for Solitude, undated; conté crayon on paper, Overall: 10 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (26.7 x 41.9 cm); Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Study for Solitude, undated; conté crayon on paper, Overall: 10 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (26.7 x 41.9 cm); The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Work by Charles E. Burchfield, 1994

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The Buffalo News is reporting sightings of snowy owls, one of Charles Burchfield’s favorite birds, in and around WNY. The artist painted snowy owls and even kept a “stuffed” owl in his studio (and is now in theBurchfield Penney Art Center collection). Read Gerald Rising’s article about snowy owls at http://bit.ly/1i43iKY.
Image: Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Arctic Owl and Winter Moon, 1960; watercolor on paper, 39 3/4 x 33 inches; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, The Blount Collection

The Buffalo News is reporting sightings of snowy owls, one of Charles Burchfield’s favorite birds, in and around WNY. The artist painted snowy owls and even kept a “stuffed” owl in his studio (and is now in theBurchfield Penney Art Center collection). Read Gerald Rising’s article about snowy owls at http://bit.ly/1i43iKY.

Image: Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Arctic Owl and Winter Moon, 1960; watercolor on paper, 39 3/4 x 33 inches; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, The Blount Collection

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“My work is about how individuals and communities visually express their values, their interests and their sense of what is important and beautiful. The subject matter is usually close to home – homes, yards, small businesses and community buildings such as schools or churches. … Much of my photography addresses the various ways we celebrate holidays and respond to the changing seasons.” Marion Faller in 2002  (1941-2014)

Rest in Peace Marion.

“My work is about how individuals and communities visually express their values, their interests and their sense of what is important and beautiful. The subject matter is usually close to home – homes, yards, small businesses and community buildings such as schools or churches. … Much of my photography addresses the various ways we celebrate holidays and respond to the changing seasons.” Marion Faller in 2002  (1941-2014)

Rest in Peace Marion.

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Charles Burchfield’s Gardenville, NY studio

Top: Image: Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Blackbirds in the Snow, 1941-45; watercolor on paper, 20 1/4 x 29 1/2 inches; Walker Art Center, Gift of the T. B. Walker Foundation, Gilbert M. Walker Fund, 1946

Bottom Image: Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Lowering Day in January, 1947; watercolor on paper, 40 x 28; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

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 Image: Julius John Lankes (1884-1960), Cottage in Winter, 1922; woodcut, 8 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches (Frame: 21 1/2 x 20 inches); Gift of Edward A. Hudspith, 1978



Image: Julius John Lankes (1884-1960), Cottage in Winter, 1922; woodcut, 8 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches (Frame: 21 1/2 x 20 inches); Gift of Edward A. Hudspith, 1978

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Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) paints snow.

Stay warm, stay safe and stay inside Buffalo!

Top:: Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Winter Sun and Backyards, 1947; watercolor and charcoal on paper mounted on board, 26 ½ x 34¾ inches (Frame: 37 1/4 x 44 11/16 inches); Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Dr. Meyer H. and Ann S. Riwchun, 2000

Bottom: Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Sunshine During a Blizzard, 1947-1959; watercolor on paper, 30 1/2 x 40 1/2 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Archives


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Snow :)
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Sunshine During a Blizzard, 1947-1959; watercolor on paper, 30 1/2 x 40 1/2 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Archives http://www.burchfieldpenney.org/collection/object:v2013-0216-001-sunshine-during-a-blizzard/

Snow :)

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Sunshine During a Blizzard, 1947-1959; watercolor on paper, 30 1/2 x 40 1/2 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Archives http://www.burchfieldpenney.org/collection/object:v2013-0216-001-sunshine-during-a-blizzard/

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Ben Perrone’s Illusion / Delusion closes Sunday, January 5. Experience the installation - or join the artist and curator for a discussion on Sunday at 2 pm. Info at www.BurchfieldPenney.org.

Ben Perrone’s Illusion / Delusion closes Sunday, January 5. Experience the installation - or join the artist and curator for a discussion on Sunday at 2 pm. Info at www.BurchfieldPenney.org.

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"Watching the sunlight on distant smoke today–how far away and remote it seemed–" Charles Burchfield January 2, 1931http://bpac.co/n:1018Image: Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Trees in the Snow, c.1920; Watercolor and charcoal on paper, 9 inches x 18 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

"Watching the sunlight on distant smoke today–how far away and remote it seemed–" Charles Burchfield January 2, 1931http://bpac.co/n:1018

Image: Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Trees in the Snow, c.1920; Watercolor and charcoal on paper, 9 inches x 18 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

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Happy New Year! Wishing everyone the very best for 2014!

Image: Julius John Lankes (1884-1960), A Happy New Year, design No. 117, 1928; woodcut on paper, 5 5/8 4 inches, paper; 5 x 3 1/2 inches, image; Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of J.B. Lankes in honor of Edna M. Lindemann
http://www.burchfieldpenney.org/collection/object:1985-029-023-a-happy-new-year-design-no-117/

Happy New Year! Wishing everyone the very best for 2014!

Image: Julius John Lankes (1884-1960), A Happy New Year, design No. 117, 1928; woodcut on paper, 5 5/8 4 inches, paper; 5 x 3 1/2 inches, image; Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of J.B. Lankes in honor of Edna M. Lindemann

http://www.burchfieldpenney.org/collection/object:1985-029-023-a-happy-new-year-design-no-117/