William Van Doren

Metaphysical sunset painter, self-taught. Painted every sunset for eleven years, 1-1-06 to 12-31-16. Experimenting with sunsets since 1995. Author, 47 Minutes on Christmas Eve (Third Edition). Currently completing The Sunset Chronicles: Paintings and Notes from Four Thousand Nights. 

 

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Friday
Aug072015

SemiSalvadoran – Sunset, Wednesday, 5 August 2015

William Van Doren, SEMISALVADORAN. Sunset from Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

Sunset over the Potomac, as seen from the back of the Lincoln Memorial in the company of visiting friends from the south.

Saturday
Nov022013

Lots of Free Parking – Sunset, Friday, 1 November 2013

William Van Doren, LOTS OF FREE PARKING. Sunset from Charlottesville, Va. Oil on watercolor block, 13 x 19.

From the top of the Water Street parking garage in Charlottesville. I should note that the free parking was in the air, not on the ground.

Saturday
Sep072013

Sunset Is Where You Find It – Sunset, Friday, 6 September 2013

William Van Doren, SUNSET IS WHERE YOU FIND IT. Sunset from Lynchburg, Va. Oil on watercolor block, 13 x 19.

Lynchburg, Virginia, styles itself as The City of Seven Hills, thereby setting up a rather hopeless competition with a certain world metropolis you may have heard of. It felt like I climbed four of the seven, to catch the sunset before going in to see a benefit concert for the Lynchburg Academy of Fine Arts. When I got to the top, in a parking lot amid rooftops at Sixth and Clay, I still couldn’t see most of the sunset for the tree-lined street on my left. So I decided to paint it anyway, within the trees.

Wednesday
Aug282013

Half a Sunset (Is Better Than None) – Sunset, Sunday, 25 August 2013

William Van Doren, HALF A SUNSET (IS BETTER THAN NONE). Sunset from Lynchburg, Va. Oil on watercolor block, 13 x 19.

 I was down by the railroad track along the James River, while the sun was down behind the city of Lynchburg, Virginia.

Tuesday
Aug272013

Up Hill City – Sunset, Saturday, 24 August 2013

William Van Doren, UP HILL CITY. Sunset from Lynchburg, Va. Oil on watercolor block, 13 x 19.

A view from the western edge of downtown Lynchburg, Virginia.

Thursday
Apr182013

Garage Collage – Sunset, Wednesday, 17 April 2013

William Van Doren, GARAGE COLLAGE. Sunset from Water Street Parking Garage, Charlottesville, Va. Oil on watercolor block, 13 x 19.

From the roof of the Water Street Parking Garage in Charlottesville, Virginia.