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

Discovering the Forgotten Coast

Last weekend a friend and I went up to Apalachicola. We were there in the middle of two great events and we were lucky enough to see a little bit of … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Park #139 – Bahia Honda State Park

We left our cottage in Islamorada early, so when we pulled into Bahia Honda State Park the morning light was just perfect! It was a beautiful clear sunny day, but … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Park #124 – Stump Pass State Park

When we got to Stump Pass State Park it was still a bit dark and overcast, but that changed quickly! The parking area is pretty small, but we were there … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Park #122 – Gasparilla Island State park

Gasparilla Island State Park is located on the island of Boca Grande. We’ve always heard of the Boca Grande Lighthouse – but the park actually features two lighthouses! As you … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Park #112 – Bald Point State Park

Bald Point State Park is located on the Forgotten Coast of Florida near Panacea. Out here you get a feel for what old Florida was like before all the beaches … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Park #80 – John U. Lloyd Beach State Park

I pulled into John U. Lloyd Beach State Park very early in the morning. It was a bright morning with a bit of smoky haze from fires in everglades. The first … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Park #70 – St. Andrews State Park

St. Andrews State Park was a surprise. After driving through the heart of Panama City Beach and it’s hotels and t-shirt shops we really didn’t expect this park to be … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

Park #69 – Deer Lake State Park

Deer Lake State Park is along Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton County. Amid all the “new urbanism” planned communities along this stretch of two lane road, this State Park preserves one … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Painting #63 – Perdido Key State Park

We just got back from a painting trip to the Florida panhandle area, and started with the farthest west you can go and still be in Florida! Perdido Key is … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Park # 55 – Honeymoon Island State Park

We arrived at Honeymoon Island State Park near Dunedin fairly early on a Saturday morning, but lots of other people were already lining the causeway. The causeway is a two … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Park # 54 – Caladesi Island State Park

Caladesi Island State Park is a barrier island off the gulf coast near Clearwater. There are no roads to the park, so to get there you can use your own … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Park #45 John D. MacArthur State Park

John D. MacArthur State Park is located just north of West Palm Beach and is a haven of nature amid the bustling congestion nearby. When you first pull in, the … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Park #12 – Sebastian Inlet State Park

It was a nice sunny morning drive over to Sebastian Inlet State Park. My dad used to fish here years ago, (he called it the “jellies!”) but I had never … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Park #10 – Big Talbot Island State Park

After spending the afternoon at Amelia Island State Park, we drove across the bridge to Big Talbot Island State Park. We parked in the Bluffs parking area and took the … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Park #9 – Amelia Island State Park

After painting at Fort Clinch State Park, we drove a short ways down A1A to Amelia Island State Park. This is a park at tip of Amelia Island, situated right … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Park #7 – Little Talbot Island State Park

The drive to Little Talbot Island State Park takes you past the industrial port area into a beautiful natural set of barrier islands. The road travels over a bridge and … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fourth of July

Today was a cool day for July! The clouds laid low all day, but the rain stayed away. The hummingbirds were loving the cooler weather and were buzzing all around … Continue reading

July 4, 2010 · 4 Comments

Flagler Beach Paintout

This past Friday & Saturday were spent at Flagler Beach for the Gallery of Local Art (GOLA) Paintout. The days were finally warm and it was pleasant to be out … Continue reading

April 5, 2010 · 2 Comments

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