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 #17 – North Peninsula State Park

After painting all morning at Washington Oaks, we headed down the road a bit to North Peninsula State Park.
This section of highway A1A from Washington Oaks to Flagler Beach runs right along the beach and you can see the surf as you drive. I think it is one of the must-do drives in Florida!

There is a small parking area to visit the beach part of this park, and it was full. So we drove around the corner to the Smith Creek entrance. This parking lot was empty! We ate our lunch at the picnic area under the trees, then explored the trail. There is a nice little dock with a view of the creek. Rick wanted to fish the deeper water, so we walked over to the drawbridge on Highbridge Road. I set up to paint with a view of this palm, somehow growing on some rocks. Every so often the horn would blow and the bridge would open up to let large yachts and sailboats through.

For More info on this park visit their website

"Palm on the Rocks" Plein Air Painting #17,  North Peninsula State Park 8x10" oil on linen panel

“Palm on the Rocks” Plein Air Painting #17, North Peninsula State Park
8×10″ oil on linen panel

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