Wing's Tree at  Sunset: Duck, NC

#180901  oil on canvas    20X24    plein air    (2018)

 Along Carituck Sound in Duck, N C, there's a long twisting boardwalk which follows the contour of the coast line.   There are shops on the shore side of the walk and beneath, the shallow edges of the sound are covered with sea grass and a variety of trees.  At high tide many of the trees have their lower trunks submerged in salty water. I chose to paint this tree because it stands virtually alone in the swampy muck and at sunset the light sets the crown of the tree ablaze..