Inspired by an old photo, this work hearkens back to impressionist and post-impressionist paintings of similar subject matter. The true subject here is light — light in the bright sky and its effect on the water. The time of day is suggested by the use of yellow and gold near the horizon, indicating that the sun has begun its descent. Close your eyes and you can almost feel the breeze on your face! The sides of the piece are painted brown.

- Robert Hofherr

Saturday Sails

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

22" h x 28" w x .75" d
1 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.