The Florida State Park Plein Air Painting Tour – Painting each of Florida's State Parks on location
We visited Blackwater River State Park just east of Pensacola after a long day of driving from central Florida. It was mid-afternoon and a few families were enjoying the cool water on this sunny day. I have seen photos of this river with large sandy banks along the edges, and I expected to paint something like that. But recent rains meant the river was high and flowing, so I set up to paint on the small beach and painted a little cove with some lily pads.
The water here is “black.” Not dirty, just stained a dark tea color from the trees. Rick fished right next to me and caught a nice bass too.
To learn more about this park, please visit their website