Inspired primarily by the landscapes of Jawlensky, the key to this composition is the curve of the riverbank, which draws in the eye and focuses attention on the center where the brightest colors are used. My challenge was to balance large areas of flat color with some detail, without affecting the spontaneous quality of the piece. This is definitely a statement work. The sides of the gallery-wrapped canvas are painted brown, and it comes wired and ready to hang.
- Robert Hofherr