Welcome to The Very Rich Hours, where you can find postings of each day’s sunset, which I’ve been painting since January 1, 2006. This journal is named for the 15th-century illuminated manuscript Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry


Most of these sunsets are from the same place, facing the Blue Ridge, north of Charlottesville, Virginia.


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Thursday
Dec112014

Cold Clouds, Day 2 – Sunset, Wednesday, 10 December 2014

William Van Doren, COLD CLOUDS, DAY 2. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

Wednesday
Dec102014

Cold Clouds and Crazy Love – Sunset, Tuesday, 9 December 2014

William Van Doren, COLD CLOUDS AND CRAZY LOVE. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

Wednesday
Dec102014

Gray of Many Colors – Sunset, Monday, 8 December 2014

William Van Doren, GRAY OF MANY COLORS. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

Overcast and raining at sunset.

Monday
Dec082014

Small Painting, Big World – Sunset, Sunday, 7 December 2014

William Van Doren, SMALL PAINTING, BIG WORLD. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

Sunday
Dec072014

Rain in Reverse – Sunset, Saturday, 6 December 2014

William Van Doren, RAIN IN REVERSE. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

Sunday
Dec072014

All-in-All (3)

William Van Doren, ALL-IN-ALL (3). Oil on canvas, 18 x 24.

I think of the All-in-All paintings as a series of automatic writings or “metaphysical maps” drawn by someone who can’t see much of the territory.