DescriptionSnowing at sunset near the Blue Ridge, Saturday, the 30th of January, 2010. Part of a series of more than 3,000 daily sunset and sunrise paintings, the original painting is oil on gessoed Arches watercolor block, 16 x 20 inches. Visit http://www.dailysuntimes.net/ to see each day's sunset.
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).