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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Monday
May162016

A Question How to Read the Punctuation Indicated by a Blue Cloud Wall – Sunset, Saturday, 14 May 2016

William Van Doren, A QUESTION HOW TO READ THE PUNCTUATION INDICATED BY A BLUE CLOUD WALL. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 18 x 20.

Monday
May162016

Sun Falling Different Ways Different Times the Same Time – Sunset, Friday, 13 May 2016

William Van Doren, SUN FALLING DIFFERENT WAYS DIFFERENT TIMES THE SAME TIME. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 18 x 20.

Friday
May132016

Adapted from an Authentic Tribal Blanket of Clouds – Sunset, Thursday, 12 May 2016

William Van Doren, ADAPTED FROM AN AUTHENTIC TRIBAL BLANKET OF CLOUDS. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 28 x 30.

Tribal identity in this case is pretty flexible.

Thursday
May122016

Several Ways of Not Depicting the Crescent Moon Briefly Visible in Heavy Overcast – Sunset, Wednesday, 11 May 2016

William Van Doren, SEVERAL WAYS OF NOT DEPICTING THE CRESCENT MOON BRIEFLY VISIBLE IN HEAVY OVERCAST. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 28 x 30.

Wednesday
May112016

In Blackberry Winter – Sunset, Tuesday, 10 May 2016

William Van Doren, IN BLACKBERRY WINTER. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 28 x 30.

Tuesday
May102016

Could Be the Sun – Sunset, Monday, 9 May 2016

William Van Doren, COULD BE THE SUN. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 28 x 30.