Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mural by Ed Graves, an Ocala artist


We posted a partial and different view of this building yesterday. It faces Magnolia Avenue and is called Ritter's Beer Garden. The owner, Scott Ritter, wanted a "Bavarian-looking" mural on the Fort King side of the building, and thus contracted with local artist, Ed Graves, to paint it.

I think Ed did a great job. By the way, those windows and doors don't open!

35 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Oh, you're just so "artsy-fartsy" in Ocala! Do they were Liederhosen around there, too?!

Jim K said...

Neat looking, you sure that door and window done open?

Lee Spangler said...

Id'd hate to have had some suds, leave the place go around the back and decide to return for another through the back door!

Paula said...

I was going to say, some of those look very real. Did they just choose not to use them so the mural (which is great) wouldn't be disrupted?

Olivier said...

superbe peinture murale, on se croirait dans un décor de noël..
beautiful mural, it looks like a Christmas decoration ..

Don and Krise said...

I love murals like this. They add so much character to the area.

Tash said...

the colors are so great! It reminds me of how I would of liked things to be as a kid - all straight lines and bright colors. Red doors are my faves and I really like the real one. I wonder if the voissoirs arching the doorway are made of fossiliferous limestone... (I'm showing off by quoting a description from an 1950's/1960's article about an extremely unusual house in Palos Verdes that I'm planning to post very soon.)

Small City Scenes said...

Very cool! I like murals and painting on walls. I guess thats the ol' tagger talking. MB

Memphis MOJO said...

Great colors.

Vogon Poet said...

After few beer I'm sure those doors and windows will open easily...

tapirgal said...

I like the fake stones around the doorway and the fake steps. At first I didn't realize those two items were also painted on! I must be sleepy!

melanie said...

Bravo, un vrai décor de théâtre !

Bibi said...

So cute! If you type 'trompe l'oeil' in the search box on my blog, you'll see one I did. This one of yours reminds me of wall art nearby. Need to shoot it...

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I can see myself banging into one of those red doors! Great public art! It is the kind of photo that will come to mind next time we're in Ocala. Oh, I saw that on ODP!

brattcat said...

Great work. Great capture.

B SQUARED said...

Very pleasing to the eye.

cieldequimper said...

It was partial indeed! This is a great job!

Daryl said...

Sort of Bavaria meets Texas in South Florida ...

Frank said...

Bavarian? Wow, Ocala has gone totally Germanic. Are you thinking of enlisting Graves to do some murals on your new interior walls?? Swiss alps. Arizona desert? Cedar Key sunset would be nice.

I know!! An entire wall of faux books. Yep! Every tome you've ever owned or coveted recreated in paint. (NO dusting.) Just a thought.

Tricia said...

Very German looking, indeed!

Bavaria is home to my favorite castle, the one Cinderella's castle was inspired from - Neuschwanstein Castle. Oh how I dream of touring that beautiful castle one day!

Do I sound too much like a dreamer? heheheee I can't help it, so what if I still wish for a fairytale life!

Halcyon said...

Very neat!

brian stout said...

very cool mural! it really does add a lot of character to the building!

Jarart said...

You are right, he did a great job of painting this. It must get a lot of hand prints on it from people trying to find the door handle.

JM said...

This is so clever and cool!

jusdealem said...

That is so cool! Yes, he did a great job! The photo in your last post is neat, too. Like the effect you gave it. Ocala is a cool place!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wouldn't it be nice to have a piece of Bavaria in the US? :)
God bless you!
Cezar

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

More clever street art!

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Virginia said...

Well done Ed. So faux!!! :) Down the hatch Jacob!
V

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

He did a great job painting it and you did a great job capturing it--too cooL!

Kcalpesh said...

Beauty, this structure has creativity written all over it. Very nice and colorful! Lovely shot!

Gunn White said...

That is what I call unique work! To me it looks like "swiss".
Have a nice weekend with and without your camera!:-)

Louis la Vache said...

Trompe l'oeil!

Steffe said...

I totally agree with the Poet.

bfarr said...

I think this would be a good facade for the Sherriff's office. I guess it's the stars.

Rose said...

I love murals, and this one is wonderful!

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