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 #27 – Highlands Hammock State Park

Highlands Hammock State Park is one of Florida’s oldest parks, with some of it’s buildings constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the great depression. It used to have the states oldest live oak tree, but sadly it has died and fallen into decay. It does still have the “catwalk”, a skinny little boardwalk over the swamp area. The catwalk can be a bit intimidating to walk across, as it feels as if you are going to fall in the swamp at any moment!

The main park road forms a loop, with various trails that spur off along the way. I chose to set up to paint along the Wild Orange Grove trail. It was a lovely shady spot, with palms and lots of oranges. I didn’t try any, but wild oranges are know to be super sour!

For more information on this park visit their website

Wild Orange Trail at Highlands Hammock State Park - 8x10 Plein air oil on linen panel

Wild Orange Trail at Highlands Hammock State Park – 8×10 Plein air oil on linen panel

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