William Van Doren

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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Friday
Jun242016

On Mute – Sunset, Tuesday, 14 June 2016

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

Friday
Jun242016

21 Years After – Sunset, Monday, 13 June 2016

William Van Doren, 21 YEARS AFTER. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 8 x 10.

On the twenty-first anniversary of my first painting in this series, June 13, 1995.

Friday
Jun172016

Investigation of a Mostly Colorless Horizon – Sunset, Sunday, 12 June 2016

William Van Doren, INVESTIGATION INTO A MOSTLY COLORLESS HORIZON. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 18 x 20.

Friday
Jun172016

Inside the Gold Zone of a Sunset – Sunset, Saturday, 11 June 2016

William Van Doren, INSODE THE GOLD ZONE OF A SUNSET. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on Arches watercolor block, 17 x 23.

Thursday
Jun162016

The Sky Was Gray/ And Blue and White/ The Sky Was Peach/ And Day Was Night – Sunset, Friday, 10 June 2016

William Van Doren, THE SKY WAS GRAY/ AND BLUE AND WHITE/ THE SKY WAS PEACH/ AND DAY WAS NIGHT. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 18 x 20.

Wednesday
Jun152016

Variations on Broken Gray and White – Sunset, Thursday, 9 June 2016

William Van Doren, VARIATIONS ON BROKEN GRAY AND WHITE. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 18 x 20.