DescriptionSunset in Baltimore, March 11th, 2011, as seen from my brother Steve’s room at Union Memorial Hospital, where he had just had surgery on his back (one of a few reasons for the title). View is along University Parkway near the Homewood campus of The Johns Hopkins University (my alma mater). Marylander apartments at left. The original is oil on heavy watercolor paper, 13 x 19 inches.
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).