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

You’re invited!

There is still time to visit  Mt. Dora and see all the paintings from my Florida State Park Plein Air Tour… After 14 months of painting the Florida State Parks, all … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

Park #131 – John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

We decided to take a week during Thanksgiving to visit the State Parks in the Florida Keys and finish out my Florida State Park Plein Air Tour. Just 10 more paintings to … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Park # 74 – Eden Gardens State Park

If you are heading over to Eden Gardens State Park, don’t follow directions from Siri! She wants to take you to the woods on the back side of the park … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Park # 61 – Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

After spending a morning at shopping and sightseeing in sleepy old town Micanopy, and lunch at Blue Highway (great pizza and salads!) we hoped over to Paynes Prairie Preserve State … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Park #14 – Fort Mose Historic State Park

For park number 14 we headed over to St. Augustine and visited Fort Mose Historic State Park. This is a small park just north of  the old town and the more … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sculpted Heron Tiles

  Just completed 6 new Heron Sculpture Tile wall hangings. These were made by hand from a mold of an original sculpture I created. Each is hand pressed from polymer … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Santa Baby

The “Off the Beaten Path Florida Arts Tour” this past weekend went well. We had a good stream of visitors and I sold a few paintings to boot! (Thank you!) … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arts Tour this weekend!

Visit me this weekend during the “Off the Beaten Path Florida Arts Tour” a self-guided driving tour through Lake County FL to artist studios and cultural venues… Sat. Dec. 1, 10am-5pm  &  … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Opening Reception – The GateHouse Gallery

Hope you can join us this Saturday!

February 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Short but Sweet

The Orlando Sentinel published a short but sweet snippet in the paper today about the “Mt Dora in the Fall” plein air event. I am pleased that they featured my … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · 4 Comments

Mt. Dora in the Fall Event

This past Friday evening was the opening reception for  the Mt. Dora in the Fall Plein Air painting event. I was able to complete 3 paintings, and you can see … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Lake Harris Cypress

Did this painting as a demo awhile back in a local gallery. It was created from an old photograph I took during mid-day – so  the “sunset” light & clouds was … Continue reading

May 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Weekend Events

This is a busy week for me as I prepare for three big events – all happening this weekend! First off is the Sunnyland Boat Festival in Tavares in conjunction … Continue reading

March 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

Flea Market Find

This weekend I went to Renninger’s Antique Extravaganza in Mt. Dora. This event happens 3 times a year and is a big outdoor antique fair with 100’s of booths lining … Continue reading

February 21, 2011 · 7 Comments

Busy Season

The past few weeks have been super busy! My husband & I took a few days off and visited Charleston SC. It is a fabulous town that has preserved it’s … Continue reading

December 7, 2010 · 1 Comment

Lake Dora Sunset

Last week I participated in the “Mt. Dora, Someplace Special Great Plein-air Paint-out” (in Mt. Dora, FL of course!) I managed to create a few paintings during the week, but … Continue reading

November 5, 2010 · 2 Comments

The First Nocturne

A friend and I went out painting last night in downtown Mt. Dora. The weather was going to be perfect for our first try at a plein air nocturne – … Continue reading

September 22, 2010 · 4 Comments

Rocket J. Squirrel

Sunday morning, after dropping off some artwork at the gallery, I decided to take a walk and take a few photos in our local nature park. I took the long … Continue reading

August 23, 2010 · 2 Comments

I’ve been workin’ on the weekend…

Hung out in the studio this weekend and got 2 paintings  – dare i say it?- …completed.  Wow! The first one is titled “Jr.”  He’s a cute little steer in … Continue reading

July 18, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Garden Gate

A friend and I went to downtown Mt. Dora again and painted the brick archway in front of the Garden Gate Tea Room. The morning sun was just glowing off … Continue reading

May 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

Mt. Dora Congregational Church

Work in Progress painting of  Mt. Dora Congregational Church. This is a cute little church right in downtown Mt. Dora on Donnelly Ave. This view is from the post office.

May 26, 2010 · 4 Comments

Driving on Water

Each year there is an antique boat festival in our town. It used to be in Mt. Dora, now it is headquartered in Tavares – but both towns are on … Continue reading

May 19, 2010 · Leave a comment

Hey You – Get off of my cloud!

I took this photo last May as I was driving home one afternoon. This ominous cloud headed right towards our house…. I thought it looked a bit like… something? Back … Continue reading

May 8, 2010 · 2 Comments

Keith’s Corn

I did this plein air painting at a friends farm last May. The corn didn’t do so well due to all the rain – you can see the mud in … Continue reading

May 5, 2010 · 2 Comments

Lavender Fields

Tonight I went down to the field of lavender Toadflax and tried a quick plein air before the sunset. I arrived at about 5:45 and quickly set-up and painted this … Continue reading

April 6, 2010 · 2 Comments

W.I.S.H. List – Already Gone

Just drove by the purple pasture today only to see a John Deere mowing it down! I’ve learned if I want to paint something I need to do it fast … Continue reading

March 24, 2010 · Leave a comment

Diggin’ the Farmers Tan!

Saturday was the best weather day we’ve had in months. Finally a warm sunny day without wind! And I actually got a bit of tan on my arms from the … Continue reading

March 22, 2010 · 1 Comment

W.I.S.H. list Monday

Today as I was driving out for lunch I saw the Sandhill Crane family again! Remember, these are the ones that I first thought were little red cardinals a week … Continue reading

March 15, 2010 · Leave a comment

WISH list

Today while driving home I saw a couple of sandhill cranes in a pasture near our house. I’ve seen the cranes before, but this time I couldn’t figure out what … Continue reading

March 2, 2010 · 2 Comments

Mt. Dora Art Festival

We had great weather in town for the recent Mt. Dora Art Festival. Even though I was inside the gallery most of the time I was able to walk around … Continue reading

February 24, 2010 · 2 Comments

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