Schofield's love of working outdoors explains his freshness of observation, with vibrant colors applied in rich, bold brushwork. In a letter during the 1920s, he states: "As you know I have been working outside for a while and am going out again Thursday. Have one which I think [is] one of the best I have done. It just proves that my salvation is outdoors."
By the mid-1920s, Schofield was an accomplished and acknowledged artist. He had received significant honors for his painting; he had maintained an active exhibition program both in America and abroad; and he had a retrospective exhibition in 1920. However, the artist's work fell out of public awareness until a renewed concern for American Impressionism arose in the 1970s. Today, he is acknowledged as one of the leaders of the New Hope Impressionist school.