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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Entries in Culpeper (7)

Friday
May122017

On the Way Home – Meta-Sunset, 2016/17

William Van Doren, ON THE WAY HOME. Based on sunsets from White Shop, Culpeper County, Va. Oil on canvas, 60 x 84.

This painting, five by seven feet, was commissioned for a family in White Shop, Virginia, near Culpeper. Title derives from the fact that they (wife and husband, who both work in Warrenton) wanted this to be based on views they have as they're returning from work. 

Monday
Dec222014

18th in 18 Pieces – Sunset, Thursday, 18 December 2014

William Van Doren, 18th IN 18 PIECES. Sunset from Stony Point, Albemarle County, Va. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

Reflects in part the many times I looked in various mirrors and out the car windows while driving a three-hour circuit of errands south to Charlottesville, east through town, north to Orange, northwest to Culpeper, and south back home.

Saturday
Sep272014

Following the Blue Ridge North in the Rain – Sunset, Thursday, 25 September 2014

William Van Doren, FOLLOWING THE BLUE RIDGE NORTH IN THE RAIN. Sunset from Albemarle, Greene, Madison, and Culpeper Counties, Va. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24.

Tuesday
Sep022014

Culpeper Variations, Part II – Sunset, Sunday, 31 August 2014

William Van Doren, CULPEPER VARIATIONS, PART II. Sunset from West Cameron Street, Culpeper, Va. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24.

Second time in Culpeper in the past four days.

Saturday
Aug302014

Culpeper Variations – Sunset, Thursday, 28 August 2014

William Van Doren, CULPEPER VARIATIONS. Sunset from West Cameron Street, Culpeper, Va. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24.

A view from downtown Culpeper, in the midst of a stimulating art and writing discussion at The Loft, where six of my paintings are currently being shown.

Saturday
Nov032012

Thorofare Mountain and Twilight – Sunset, Saturday, 3 November 2012

William Van Doren, THOROFARE MOUNTAIN AND TWILIGHT. Sunset from Reva, Culpeper County, Va. Oil on watercolor block, 13 x 19.

Near the border of Culpeper and Madison counties. Thorofare’s profile looks a bit different from the north.