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 #39 – Cedar Key Museum State Park

Cedar Key is one of my favorite Florida towns, and this State Park is just blocks from the main downtown streets. As we drove into town past the old motels, RV parks, bait shops and clam farms, I couldn’t resist taking a few photos out the window. The park seems small when you first arrive, but there is a trail that winds back into the marshes and mangroves. The museum wasn’t open when we arrived, so we took the trail down to the water and I set-up to paint on the shore. It was low tide and the oyster beds were exposed. I’d never painted oyster beds before, and before I could really figure out how to paint them to look like oysters the tide had covered them up! As we took the trail back to the car and saw an Osprey eating a fish. I accidently left our picnic lunch on the counter – oops! So we had no choice but to stop and have lunch at Tony’s -famous for their clam chowder – and it was good!

For more info on this park visit their website

Cedar Key Oyster Beds - 8x10" oil on linen panel en plein air

Cedar Key Oyster Beds – 8×10″ oil on linen panel en plein air

2 comments on “Park #39 – Cedar Key Museum State Park

  1. marge drew
    February 26, 2015

    Beautiful painting Sharon!  Looks like a really intriguing place to visit. I have always wanted to go there for a visit.. Just have not yet done it.Thanks for sharing your paintings..and photos     Margé

  2. FlaScenics
    February 27, 2015

    Thanks Marge!
    You’ll just have to buckle down and go! It really is a perfect town for artists.

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