DescriptionSunset on October 24th, 2010, from Stony Point, outside Charlottesville, Virginia. When sunset came on 10/24, the western horizon was mostly gray extinguished contrails, so I turned toward the east to paint this sky. The mountains are the local range called Southwest Mountains ... a little farther to the right of this picture they extend to Monticello.
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).