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, V FOR E. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.
I had basically finished the sunset but then decided that since this was my sister’s birthday, and she had been a stained glass artist, a little metal wouldn’t hurt. Also, in her memory, a subtle reference to winged victory. Emily.