Schofield spent many years of his life in Cornwall, England, and this work was painted there. This was an area that Walter Elmer Schofield clearly loved as he painted it on numerous occasions. Like many of Schofield’s works, the surface of the painting, with its heavy use of impasto, provides a texture that is as much a part of the painting’s essence as its color and composition.
Schofield remains an important figure among the Pennsylvania Impressionists, even though most of his life was spent away from the region. In all of his paintings, he maintains a clear and recognizable artistic style that speaks to his unique approach to the landscape. Any collection of Pennsylvania Impressionism should include one of his works, and this particular example brilliantly demonstrates Schofield's best traits.