Wednesday, September 30, 2009

An Ocala horse picture


For our anniversary, we decided to buy a new painting to hang in our living room. It should definitely be an "Ocala" painting, we thought. We looked everywhere. Found nothing we liked. Until we walked into Blocker's Furniture one afternoon. There it was! Perfect. I mean, you've got to have a horse painting if you live in Ocala! We packed it up, took it home, and it now proudly proclaims "Ocala, horse capital of the world" - right in our living room.

We didn't buy the cowboy. Sheesh. That would have been just too much!

Nikon D300, f/4, 1/30 sec, ISO 1400.

39 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

How about the fancy leather sofa?! Didn't you buy that, too? You can't just hang a horse painting on the wall without something over which to hang it??!

Memphis MOJO said...

Did you think about framing a print of one of your photos of horses? Some of them are amazing.

Sean said...

Looks fantastic... perhaps a closer look?

Don and Krise said...

Beautiful painting and a great choice. You've certainly shown us some magnificent horses as well as their living quarters. I think you chose well.

The cowboy is kinda creepy, don't ya think?

Small City Scenes said...

Very cool picture. Of course you just knew I'd have to say that. The cowboy looks like he is just going to walk on outa here. Adios!!

Happy anniversary!! MB

Lee Spangler said...

I am sure this painting will bring you joy and make your livingroom an even more hospitable place than it already is. Is it named "thundering hooves"?

Bibi said...

Ooooh...nice! I would have bought this, too. I also have a leather couch like this, and for the moment, the wall behind it is empty...looking for a drill; we have cement walls. Cowboy's nice, too, and the overall photo is great.

Vogon Poet said...

Great shot with that ISO, I like the painting and even the cowboy isn't that bad.

Olivier said...

superbe composition, avec ce fier cow boys
superb composition, with this proud cow boys

Kcalpesh said...

Great shot, the statue for once looked real to me! That painting is awesome! :-)

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Jim K said...

I think the cowboy would have been the cherry on top. Nice painting, I have nothing on my walls except a nascar poster, how sad is that.

Prospero said...

I thought the cowboy made a kind of interesting
tableau vivant. The painting is beautiful, Jacob. Happy anniversary.

B SQUARED said...

And Before reading the commentary, I thought Lois took a shot of you posing. Happy Anniversary! Many, many more.

Halcyon said...

I guess this is the store's "living room" then. Happy anniversary. I like the piece very much, but I definitely agree about the cowboy!

brattcat said...

Happy Anniversary. You made the right choice in paintings and in partners!

Bob Poris said...

Who is the little guy standing on your couch? Or is he a big guy standing in your enormous room?

magiceye said...

happy anniversary!
so you celebrated with horse power!

jusdealem said...

Happy Anniversary! Very lovely and very Ocala appropriate! I kinda like the cowboy and I normally don't like the 'western' theme. Pretty cool.

Daryl said...

AHA .. so this shot was taken in the furniture store ... I think I want that couch

Jacob said...

@ Don & Krise - Are you saying our Ocala cowboys are kind creepy? Heh. Heh. Actually, I think this is a Texas cowboy. He's related to Tom DeLay. Made in China, probably.

Jacob said...

@ Safe Leif - Whew. All you did was comment re: the sofa...I thought surely you'd say something about the south end of a horse going north!

Marie Reed said...

Yeehaw! Ride 'em you Ocala cowboy!

JM said...

It's a gorgeous painting, Jacob! Glad you didn't buy the cowboy although it perfectly fits on this shot. :-)

James said...

Happy anniversary! The painting is great!
We will celebrate our 22nd a week from Saturday.
Time flies.

James said...

Wow! After reading what you wrote on my blog and doing a little math. You and Lois Ann have been married for over 50 yrs. That is really something. I do look forward to catching up over time.

BeachILike said...

Ahh...the cowboy looks so real. It seems to me that he is posting before ride the horse behind.


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Jarart said...

Excellent choice. I would have bought that one myself. Now you must show us how it looks at your place!

Bergson said...

This statue represents you?

Jacob said...

@ Bergson...no, but it sort of represents what I wanted to be as a little kid. Of course, I also wanted to be a cop, a pilot, a private detective, etc. :-)

Jacob said...

@ James - Heading toward 53! Time, lots of love, forgiveness, acceptance, etc., will do it!

cieldequimper said...

It's beautiful, the movement and subtle colours are great, no wonder you bought it! Happy anniversary!

tapirgal said...

Happy, happy anniversary! Two great people . . . thanks for sharing the joy. I'm sure the horses look great in your living room. I am drooling over that couch. Agreed, the cowboy would be a bit much!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Yes, you got a horse painting, a big one! Now you lucky guys will certainly be accepted as Ocalans. Congrats! I wonder when you two will start breeding horses. (;

Eamon said...

The cowboy in the foreground makes this one Jacob - humorous too!

bfarr said...

They look so great together. Like I am sure you and your wife do : ) Happy Anniversary.

Cezar and Léia said...

There's plenty of horses in this paiting, it almost look like they will come out of it! Beware!
God bless you!
Cezar

amatamari© said...

Excellent choice for your anniversary!!!
:-)

and the photo is so beautiful!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

LOL! Great capture! Very pretty. Nice painting, good choice, I love horses.

Marie-Noyale said...

Happy anniversary a little late ..
Like your idea of a present .

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