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 #67 – Henderson Beach State Park

While driving to Henderson Beach State Park, we knew we must be close because we saw a green patch amid the condos and restaurants! It’s nice that this little patch of beach near Destin was preserved for people to visit.

We were surprised to see a red flag warning on the boardwalk as we walked over the dunes. Normally the waves on the gulf are very calm and flat, but a Red Flag means high hazard and rough surf. Rick thought he would try to fish in the surf, but the waves proved too much to handle.

It was early in the morning and we were almost the only people on the beach, so I set up to paint the view looking west, with the rising sun shining on the distant condo buildings.

A pigeon was interested in my gear and came over to check me out. He walked a long way down the beach to get to me. Don’t know why he didn’t fly! His iridescent colors were very pretty.

Soon a few people appeared on the beach, so I added a few walking along the shore.

For more information on this park, visit their website

Henderson Beach - 6x6

Henderson Beach – 6×6″ plein air oil on linen panel

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