The real subject here is the intense sunlight and the powerful contrasts created. The composition is fairly simple - the large expanse of the trees' foliage is balanced by the shadowed area on the lawn and sidewalk below. The main interest and emphatic brushwork are in these two sections, and in the remainder of the elements are merely suggested rather than explicitly rendered. The sides of the gallery-wrapped canvas are painted brown, and the work arrives wired and ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Sunny Day at the Harbor

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 24" 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.