William Van Doren

Welcome to The Very Rich Hours, a series of paintings in response to 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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TABULA ROSA (THE RED SERIES)

VAN DOREN ON THE SUNSET SERIES

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Sunday
Jul242016

A Puzzle I Made for Myself While a Thunderstorm Couldn’t Keep It Together in the Heat – Sunset, Saturday, 23 July 2016

William Van Doren, A PUZZLE I MADE FOR MYSELF WHILE A THUNDERSTORM COULDN’T KEEP IT TOGETHER IN THE HEAT. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on Arches 140# watercolor paper, 17 x 23.

Saturday
Jul232016

Animal Vegetable Mineral – Sunset, Friday, 22 July 2016

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

Thanks to A.M. for the “agate” observation.

Friday
Jul222016

Sun Having Disappeared in Hazy Hot Horizon Emerged Again in My Backyard and Sat for Me Very Patiently – Sunset, Thursday, 21 July 2016

William Van Doren, SUN HAVING DISAPPEARED IN HAZY HOT HORIZON EMERGED AGAIN IN MY BACKYARD AND SAT FOR ME VERY PATIENTLY. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 28 x 30.

Thursday
Jul212016

Critique of Pure Color – Sunset, Wednesday, 20 July 2016

William Van Doren, CRITIQUE OF PURE COLOR. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on Arches 140# watercolor paper, 17 x 23.

Thursday
Jul212016

Barbary Coast – Sunset, Tuesday, 19 July 2016

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

At some point in the process I noticed that the numbers 7 and 19 were involved, so I went with that and also found a way to suggest 16.

Wednesday
Jul202016

In Response to Bright-Dirty Brown-Gray Ominous Formlessness Thunder Lightning – Sunset, Monday, 18 July 2016

William Van Doren, IN RESPONSE TO BRIGHT-DIRTY BROWN-GRAY OMINOUS FORMLESSNESS THUNDER LIGHTNING. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on Arches 140# watercolor paper, 17 x 23.