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Selecting Charles Burchfield Drawings for my Exhibit

Drawing is seeing.
I don't know who said that, but it is something I find myself saying all the time. 
One of the joys of the two and a half years I spent as the Burchfield Penney Art Center's Artist is Residence was my discovery of how much the painter Charles Burchfield apparently  agreed with me. Burchfield drew seemingly all the time.
When the museum first proposed holding an exhibition of my work from the Residency they suggested I could curate into my exhibit drawings I selected from their Burchfield Archives. I think my response at the time was a dignified "I'd love to" but on the inside it was " Holy Cow!!!" I feel deeply honored to have my work displayed side-by-side with this American master

Burchfield's drawing of a house and trees at left; at right my  drawing of Burchfield's boyhood home that I made on a trip to Salem, Ohio. Below is a better view of the Burchfield.

There are a few drawings in the main gallery where my exhibition's …

Burchfield Penney Art Center Exhibition- Updated

My painting Winter Sky, oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches.

I have been busy with painting (very busy) and haven't posted a lot of the photos of the wonderful museum exhibition the Burchfield Penney Art Center has staged of the work I made during nearly 3 years of my being the museum's Artist in Residence. Here are a few photos from the show- I posted additional images Saturday 5/26.

Getting ready to speak to the museum's docents  before the opening of the exhibition,

 My wife Alice with Late Autumn Sun, oil on canvas,36 x 48 inches
at left and East Aurora Barns, oil on canvas, 36 x 54 inches on the right.

Chestnut Ridge Panorama, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches, This is a painting that started out as a summertime painting. As I worked on it it seemed to want to be a story about the colder months.

Alice with the row of small oils on the far wall.

I apologize for all the photos that include me but they're the only
installation shots we have. Uncharted III, oil on canvas, 36 x 4…