This winter work uses a subtle palette to conjure up a specific time of day. The mostly warm tones in the sky are offset by the cooler hues in the house and snow. The composition consists of the strong horizon against the verticals of the house, telephone pole, and large fir at the work's edge. Underlying visual tension is also created by having the left half of the work almost devoid of compositional elements, contrasted with the much busier right half. The sides of the gallery-wrapped canvas are painted brown, and the piece comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Cold Afternoon

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

20" h x 24" w x 1.37" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



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.