DescriptionMoonrise on the 31st of August 2012, a “blue moon” because it was the second full moon of the month. The original is an oil painting 13 x 19 inches, and part of my long-running series of consecutive sunset paintings called The Very Rich Hours. This was the moonrise as seen from Stony Point, just northeast of Charlottesville, Virginia, and painted that same evening.
William Van Doren, Albemarle County, Virginia Member Since April 2009 Artist Statement Artist at The Very Rich Hours – http://www.veryrichhours.com/. In addition to other work, I’ve painted every sunset for over seven years – since January 1, 2006 (and many before that, starting in 1995). Most are painted from the same place, facing the Blue Ridge, in Virginia, north of Charlottesville. Otherwise I paint the sunset view from wherever I happen to be. Even if painted later from a sketch, these paintings are done “alla prima” in around the same time it takes to watch the sun go down. A new sunset painting is posted each night at theveryrichhours.com and Facebook (/theveryrichhours).