Florida Scenics Blog- The art of Sharon Osterholt

The Florida State Park Plein Air Painting Tour – Painting each of Florida's State Parks on location

Park #9 – Amelia Island State Park

After painting at Fort Clinch State Park, we drove a short ways down A1A to Amelia Island State Park. This is a park at tip of Amelia Island, situated right were the Nassau Sound meets the ocean, providing excellent views of both! We parked in the lot and walked over the high rolling white sand dunes to the beach. If you have a 4 wheel drive, you an drive right onto the beach!

Rick wanted to fish the sound, and I found a great view right on the beach! My original plan was to paint a black jeep with a man and his son fishing along the shore. I got the jeep blocked in then started painting the dunes & water. I really should know by now to paint the things that have potential to leave first, because right when I started to paint the details of the Jeep, they drove away! I painted the rest of the Jeep from memory, but when Rick came over he said it didn’t seem to “fit” the scene. So off it went with a big scrape!

The painting is more serene now with a lone pine up on the dunes and the ocean in the distance.

After painting, we walked around the park. Some pretty Wild Spanish Bayonet was blooming along the edges of a little tidal flow through the parking lot.

Rick did catch a few Trout near the bridge.

Click here for more information on Amelia Island State Park 

Amelia Island State Park Plein Air painting 8x10" oil on linen panel

Amelia Island State Park – Plein Air painting 8×10″ oil on linen panel

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