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 #114 – Econfina River State Park

When we woke up the morning of our visit to Econfina River State Park (northwest of Perry, FL), we knew we were in for an all day rain soaker. There was nothing to do but go ahead and paint!

With tall leaning cabbage palms lining the dark stained water, the Econfina is an iconic old Florida looking river. Even the dark clouds and rain couldn’t dampen the beautiful scenery that abounds here.

I found a cluster of Cedar and Palm trees that acted as a perfect natural umbrella to keep the rain off my pallet, and the view was first rate too! As I painted, Rick walked the seawall next to me and caught a few fish. It was quiet here with no one around except the park ranger, who stopped by and told us a little bit the park and the river.

I can only imagine how beautiful this river would be during a sunset canoe ride. I know we’ll be back to this park on a sunnier day!

Econfina River in the rain - 8x10

Econfina River in the rain – 8×10″ oil on linen panel

2 comments on “Park #114 – Econfina River State Park

  1. marge drew
    October 25, 2015

    Your painting is beautiful.  Park is lovely..I especiallylike the old shack.. Some nice fish your husband got.Glad you found shelter from rain..  Thanks for sharing  Margé

    • FlaScenics
      October 26, 2015

      Thank you Margé! It is a beautiful park. I really want to go back when the sun is out!

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