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.
William Van Doren, NO BORDERS NO BOUNDARIES. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 28 x 28.
Title sounds like a pretentious manifesto, and maybe it is (although I might prefer Van Morrison’s “No Guru No Method No Teacher” for that purpose), but is taken from Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel’s “Cloudy” ... because ... it was cloudy.