The title of this interior composition stems from Robert's decision not to use any true red in the painting. This creates a work with a much cooler and more unique color feel. Rather than representational detail, what is important here is line, color, texture and how these elements interact within the overall piece. The burnt umber underpainting shows in various places and is integral to the piece. The sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted a complementary brown.

- Robert Hofherr

Deletion Red

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" 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.