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 #37 – Fort Pierce Inlet State Park

What nice weather we had for visiting Fort Pierce Inlet State Park. This winter season has been unusually cold and cloudy, but this day was warm, bright and sunny. We drove down the long scrub oak lined drive to the beach parking area. We saw many Gopher tortoises along the road and on the trails. The inlet is a strip of water that cuts from the ocean to the intercoastal waterway. It was very windy, whipping up waves along the rocky shore of the inlet. There was a small beach here with some mangroves and a US Government structure of some sort. Not sure what it is, but it made for an interesting subject for painting!
While I painted, Rick fished the shore along the mangroves and managed to catch a few snook. On the beach side of the park, many surfers were out in their wetsuits enjoying the waves whipped up by the winds. A red flag warning was up – but the beach was still beautiful to see.

For more information on this park visit their website

Painting # 37 - Ft. Pierce Inlet  8x10" oil on linen panel en plein air

Painting # 37 – Ft. Pierce Inlet
8×10″ oil on linen panel en plein air

2 comments on “Park #37 – Fort Pierce Inlet State Park

  1. marge drew
    February 16, 2015

    Lovely painting…Sorry your getting such windy weather..Glad ithas not deterred your from your goal.  Structure does indeed makea good subject.  Margé

    • FlaScenics
      February 16, 2015

      Thanks Margé!
      Wind isn’t so bad when it’s warm, and at least my easel stayed upright!

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