The surface of my works is textured, partly from the way in which I prepare the surface, and partly due to the style of painting, with thick paint applied with gusto. This is deliberate, as I want to create works in which the "hand of the artist" is evident. Soft lighting is important when hanging, enhancing the color and energy, and minimizing the surface texture. In this painting, I wanted to convey the scene in a very fresh, simple manner. Of particular interest is the surface, which is painted green, rather than my usual dark brown. This green surface creates some interesting contrasts when colors in the red family especially are applied over it. As in many other examples, here again detail is minimal, and the free and expressive application of paint is paramount.

- Robert Hofherr

Boating on a Canal
ROBERT HOFHERR


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2017

24" h x 30" w x 1.37" d
3 lbs. 2 oz.

$950

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Artist
Robert Hofherr
Belcamp, Maryland

Getting to Know Robert

Robert Hofherr avoids depicting a landscape exactly as he sees it or as the viewer might expect. Instead, he enjoys reimagining landscapes and painting his pieces indoors at a fairly rapid pace. The works of French Fauve artists Maurice de Vlaminck and André Derain initially got him interested in painting, and also influenced his decision to not use grey in his works. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his kids, walking his dogs and taking road trips to out-of-way places in the mid-Atlantic region. He currently lives in Maryland.