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