William Van Doren

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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Thursday
Apr282016

Rain Imminent / Immanent – Sunset, Wednesday, 27 April 2016

William Van Doren, RAIN IMMINENT / IMMANENT. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 28 x 30.

Wednesday
Apr272016

No Borders No Boundaries – Sunset, Tuesday, 26 April 2016

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.

Wednesday
Apr272016

Out of the Clear Bronze Sky – Sunset, Monday, 25 April 2016

William Van Doren, OUT OF THE CLEAR BRONZE SKY. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 24.

Hot metallic haze around the sun as it was setting in a mostly clear sky.

Tuesday
Apr262016

Blueprint – Sunset, Sunday, 24 April 2016

William Van Doren, BLUEPRINT. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 18 x 20.

Tuesday
Apr262016

Constituents of Blue – Sunset, Saturday, 23 April 2016

William Van Doren, CONSTITUENTS OF BLUE. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 16 x 18.

Tuesday
Apr262016

Lights of Light Rain – Sunset, Friday, 22 April 2016

William Van Doren, LIGHTS OF LIGHT RAIN. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 16 x 18.