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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Tuesday
Sep202016

Color Is As Color Does – Sunset, Tuesday, 13 September 2016

William Van Doren, COLOR IS AS COLOR DOES. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40.

Tuesday
Sep202016

As If Twilight Needed a Costume – Sunset, Monday, 12 September 2016

William Van Doren, AS IF TWILIGHT NEEDED A COSTUME. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on Arches 140# watercolor paper, 17 x 23.

Tuesday
Sep202016

Gauging the Distance From the Earth to the Clouds By Means of Garnet-and-Silver Serpentine Devices – Sunset, Sunday, 11 September 2016

William Van Doren, GAUGING THE DISTANCE FROM THE EARTH TO THE CLOUDS BY MEANS OF GARNET-AND-SILVER SERPENTINE DEVICES. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on Arches 140# watercolor paper, 17 x 23.

Saturday
Sep172016

The Last Hot Day of the Year (Except It Wasn’t) – Sunset, Saturday, 10 September 2016

William Van Doren, THE LAST HOT DAY OF THE YEAR (EXCEPT IT WASN’T). Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40.

Saturday
Sep172016

Hot Fusion – Sunset, Friday, 9 September 2016

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

Thursday
Sep152016

Central Armature Works – Sunset, Thursday, 8 September 2016

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

The painting took off from a layer of dark purple clouds over the setting sun. The title popped up because it’s the name of a business in D.C. where my dad worked as a salesman in the mid-1950s. I was amazed to find it still exists. They refurbished and sold electric motors and parts; now they’re “power apparatus specialists.”