William Van Doren

Welcome to The Very Rich Hours, a series of paintings based on each day’s sunset. I began these in June 1995, and the series includes every sunset since January 1, 2006.


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


Currently the first pages to be updated with the most recent paintings are my Facebook Page@veryrichhours on Twitter; Instagram @williamvandoren.

 

 

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VAN DOREN ON THE SUNSET SERIES

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Wednesday
Nov302016

Eckleburg 2016 – Sunset, Saturday, 12 November 2016

William Van Doren, ECKLEBURG 2016. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 8 x 10.

Reference to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and the eyes of Dr. TJ Eckleburg.

Monday
Nov282016

After Everythng – Sunset, Friday, 11 November 2016

William Van Doren, AFTER EVERYTHING. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 20 x 24.

Title from “Heavy Feet” by Local Natives.

Monday
Nov282016

And the Walls Kept Tumbling Down in the City That We Love – Sunset, Thursday, 10 November 2016

William Van Doren, AND THE WALLS KEPT TUMBLING DOWN IN THE CITY THAT WE LOVE. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 20 x 24.

Title from “Pompeii” by Bastille.

Monday
Nov282016

Vesuvian Days – Sunset, Wednesday, 9 November 2016

William Van Doren, VESUVIAN DAYS. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 20 x 24.

Oblique reference to “Pompeii” by Bastille.

Sunday
Nov272016

The Answer My Friend Is Blowing in the Wind – Sunset, Tuesday, 8 November 2016

William Van Doren, THE ANSWER MY FRIEND IS BLOWING IN THE WIND. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 20 x 24.

Sunday
Nov272016

Lake Laocoön – Sunset, Monday, 7 November 2016

William Van Doren, LAKE LAOCOÖN. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 20 x 24.