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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Tuesday
Jun302015

Active Ingredients – Sunset, Monday, 29 June 2015

William Van Doren, ACTIVE INGREDIENTS. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

Thursday
Jun252015

Not Having Cracked the Code – Sunset, Wednesday, 24 June 2015

William Van Doren, NOT HAVING CRACKED THE CODE. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

Thursday
Jun252015

V for E – Sunset, Tuesday, 23 June 2015

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.

Wednesday
Jun242015

A Fine Line Between Passion and Indifference – Sunset, Monday, 22 June 2015

William Van Doren, A FINE LINE BETWEEN PASSION AND INDIFFERENCE. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

Tuesday
Jun232015

Our Big Annual Midsummer Event – Sunset, Sunday, 21 June 2015

William Van Doren, OUR BIG ANNUAL MIDSUMMER EVENT. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

Tuesday
Jun232015

Juneteenth and a Hard Rain – Sunset, Friday, 19 June 2015

William Van Doren, JUNETEENTH AND A HARD RAIN. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.