Inspired by an old black and white photo, the challenge here was to infuse the work with color without overpowering the composition. The key area of highest contrast is in the foreground, where the large white reflection intersects the very dark reflections cast by the two boats. I added color throughout, but kept the intensity of the tones lower. This produces a colorful piece that still hearkens back to its more subtle source material. The sides are painted brown, and it comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Dockside Morning

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

22" h x 28" w x 1.37" d
1 lbs. 3 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.