This cool weather scene makes use of early morning light on the large tree and foreground to create maximum color contrast. The smoke from the chimney creates a strong diagonal, which is echoed by the telephone lines and the trunk of the tree. The colorful background varies in intensity in spots, to suggest wisps of fog clinging and hovering in this deep cleft in the hills. This is a small work which makes a large color statement. The sides are painted brown, and it arrives ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 20" 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.