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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Monday
Sep262016

Rain Blanket – Sunset, Monday, 19 September 2016

William Van Doren, RAIN BLANKET. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on Arches 140# watercolor paper, 17 x 23.

Saturday
Sep242016

Fair Sky Ceremony – Sunset, Sunday, 18 September 2016

William Van Doren, FAIR SKY CEREMONY. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on Arches 140# watercolor paper, 17 x 23.

Saturday
Sep242016

Of Time and the River – Sunset, Saturday, 17 September 2016

William Van Doren, OF TIME AND THE RIVER. Sunset from Arlington, Va. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40.

From the very quiet sunset I viewed from my --th high school reunion overlooking the Potomac at Arlington. Not sure how it led to this particular style of painting. Title from the novel by Thomas Wolfe.

Thursday
Sep222016

River Rendered – Sunset, Friday, 16 September 2016

William Van Doren, RIVER RENDERED. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on Arches 140# watercolor paper, 17 x 23.

From a cloudy sunset by the Potomac at Arlington.

Wednesday
Sep212016

Under Cloud Cover – Sunset, Thursday, 15 September 2016

William Van Doren, UNDER CLOUD COVER. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40.

Tuesday
Sep202016

Single Cloud Theory – Sunset, Wednesday, 14 September 2016

William Van Doren, SINGLE CLOUD THEORY. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on Arches 140# watercolor paper, 17 x 23.