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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Sunday
Aug302015

Arguably Dull Evening Overtaken By Its Constituent Elements – Sunset, Friday, 28 August 2015

William Van Doren, ARGUABLY DULL EVENING OVERTAKEN BY ITS CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 28 x 35.

Saturday
Aug292015

Channel Blue – Sunset, Thursday, 27 August 2015

William Van Doren, CHANNEL BLUE. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 28 x 35.

On a mostly cloudy horizon.

Saturday
Aug292015

Open Weave – Sunset, Wednesday, 26 August 2015

William Van Doren, OPEN WEAVE. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 28 x 35.

Saturday
Aug292015

Gold Sun Purple Cloud – Sunset, Tuesday, 25 August 2015

William Van Doren, GOLD SUN PURPLE CLOUD. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 28 x 35.

Saturday
Aug292015

Blue Grotto – Sunset, Monday, 24 August 2015

William Van Doren, BLUE GROTTO. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 28 x 35.

Saturday
Aug292015

Sun Hidden Behind a Blue Cloud – Sunset, Sunday, 23 August 2015

William Van Doren, SUN HIDDEN BEHIND A BLUE CLOUD. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.