This painting came together based on two early decisions. First, I redrew the scene several times on a grid to provide a stronger underlying structure. I then decided to paint a night scene, which gave the entire color palette an interesting direction. Instead of traditional stars, I picked up and adapted the circles and curves used elsewhere in the work, and adapted them for the night sky.

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished brown edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Robert Hofherr

Moonlight Sonata

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

30" h x 42" w x 1" d
4 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.