This is another example that demonstrates how much color is possible in a winter-themed work. Patches of blue sky compete with clouds of violet, mauve and dusty orange, all rendered with expressionist energy. The snow's surface is infused with a variety of subtle tints, as it reflects some of the sky's intensity. The simple composition is anchored in the center by the snow-covered tree, which bends before a strong wind. The gallery-wrapped sides are painted brown, and the piece comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

December Sky

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

22" h x 28" w x 1.37" d
2 lbs. 8 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.