To my dear students,
Wild Sunset, painting by Clina Polloni for our painting classes. This is a sunset at Emerald Island, North Carolina. Rays of fire, harmony of yellows, oranges and blues, a wild transition from day to night inspired the colors for this painting.
Emerald Isle is in North Carolina, a part of the Crystal Coast and is located entirely on the Bogue Banks. Looking from the air is a solid green gem in the middle of a sea of sparkling water, that is why the island was called Emerald Isle. From about 500 AD to colonial times. Emerald Isle was home to Native Americans. Later, the area was settled by a small number of whalers and fishermen. In the 1920s Henry Fort, who owned the Emerald Isle beaches and land surrounding them, hoped to open a large summer tourist attraction and ocean resort. Fort worked with developers, but the plans never materialized. After his death, his daughter Anita Maulick inherited the island.