Welcome to The Very Rich Hours, a series of sunset paintings I began in June 1995, and including every sunset since January 1, 2006. Along with two years (2006–2007) of consecutive daily sunrise paintings, the number of works in the collection exceeds 5,000.


Most of these sunsets were observed from the same place, facing the Blue Ridge, in an area known as Stony Point, north of Charlottesville, Virginia.


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William Van Doren

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Thursday
Jul022015

Sun of July – Sunset, Wednesday, 1 July 2015

William Van Doren, SUN OF JULY. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

Wednesday
Jul012015

In Blue Haze – Sunset, Tuesday, 30 June 2015

William Van Doren, IN BLUE HAZE. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

Tuesday
Jun302015

Active Ingredients – Sunset, Monday, 29 June 2015

William Van Doren, ACTIVE INGREDIENTS. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

Tuesday
Jun302015

Oceans and Streams – Sunset, Sunday, 28 June 2015

William Van Doren, OCEANS AND STREAMS. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

Title from the song by The Black Keys.

Sunday
Jun282015

Variation on an Image Based on the Novelization of a Film Adapted from a Book Based on a True Story – Sunset, Saturday, 27 June 2015

William Van Doren, VARIATION ON AN IMAGE BASED ON THE NOVELIZATION OF A FILM ADAPTED FROM A BOOK BASED ON A TRUE STORY. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on Arches watercolor block, 17 x 23.

Sunday
Jun282015

The Bright Impending Rain – Sunset, Friday, 26 June 2015

William Van Doren, THE BRIGHT IMPENDING RAIN. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.