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 # 101 Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park

This post is the 100th painting on the Florida State Park Tour! Only a few months left to complete my goal of painting at each of Florida’s State Parks this year.

This section of the Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park is located at the former Katies Landing canoe launch on the Wekiva River. Katie’s was a popular place for many years and thousands of people used this launch to explore the spring fed Wekiva River. Katie’s is gone now, but this beautiful bit of land has now become part of the adjacent state park.

Right across the street from the parking area at Katie’s, is a trail that winds through the pine forests of the main park. It is very wooded, and fall is a good time to see many flowers and butterflies.

I had an enjoyable morning painting along the river. I’ve painted from this spot before. In fact it was the first place I painted after recovering from a broken wrist a couple of years ago. I am glad to say I painted better this time!

For more information about this park, visit their website

Framed painting - Cypress on the Wekiva - 8x10: oil on linen panel

Framed painting – Cypress on the Wekiva – 8×10: oil on linen panel

2 comments on “Park # 101 Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park

  1. marge drew
    September 17, 2015

    Awesome painting..for this beautiful park!  I hope you paint from thecanoe photo one day..I am sure that you must have taken a few whenthey went out.   You are doing a wonderful job of covering these parks  Margé

    • FlaScenics
      September 17, 2015

      Thanks Margé! I too was thinking the canoe photo may make a good painting. Next year when the tour is over I will have plenty of reference photos to make more paintings for sure!

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