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, IN RAIN. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.
In rain silver, in rain gray, in rain green ground, in rain the river, lost in rain, found, fallen once and twice and twice and twice again from leaf to leaf and down, rain is rain and right to rain and drop a drop and drop and drop around the world round world a world clear round.