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 #83 – Torreya State Park

When we got to this park in the middle of a hot summer day, there weren’t any other cars in the parking lot!

It  was very quiet and serene walking up the brick walkway to the old historic plantation style home. From the breezeway you are struck with an awesome hillside view way down to the Apalachicola River. For Florida, this type of hillside view is rare!

As we walked we saw a few of the Torreya Trees. This rare species is down to just 600 trees, many of which are preserved in this park. The obvious scene to paint was the view down to the river, so I set up my gear on the back lawn. Florida doesn’t offer too many high vistas, so this was fun to paint!

For more information about this park, visit their website

Torreya State Park Vista - 6x8

Torreya State Park Vista – 6×8″ oil on canvas panel

2 comments on “Park #83 – Torreya State Park

  1. marge drew
    July 13, 2015

    The last 7 photos and your painting come  up with notice  THIS IS SOMEWHATEMBARRASSING..  and there is NO  image with this notice… I thought you wouldwant to know this.   This blog and the last one is really very  interesting and as usual your work is lovely. Not sure how your doing it in this heat though.         Sorry I  have been pretty busylately ..I wish like you that I was painting!!   Margé

    • FlaScenics
      July 13, 2015

      Thanks Marge! The heat is really exhausting, but you don’t think about it much while painting! Sorry you are having issues with the photos. What browser are you using?

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