"When the sun gets sufficiently low in the sky, it creates very long, horizontal shadows and a peculiar light quality unlike anything else," says Robert Hofherr about the inspiration for this painting. "I tried to capture this effect here, using mostly warm colors in the foreground and cool tones in the rather unsettling sky in the background." The sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted brown, and it comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

The Dying of the Light

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x 1.37" d
2 lbs. 4 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.