Thursday, August 2, 2012

Racing thoroughbreds, Hunters and Jumpers

When I saw this painting, I realized it was an iconic Ocala scene. Probably most of our hundreds of horse farms/ranches raise thoroughbred race horses, but there are also many horse farms in Ocala that produce hunter/jumper horses and each year Ocala hosts the HITS (Horses in the Sun) series (January - March).

Our header photo is from one of the HITS shows.

16 comments:

Bibi said...

I like this a lot.

Judy said...

That is a nice painting and if I were in the hunter/jumper category, I would want to have that in my house.

I never did find out why all the choppers went over on Saturday. I was curious about the one with the guy leaning out the open door. Maybe it was training.

cieldequimper said...

Very nice painting. Do you know who the artist is?

Sharon said...

What a great painting. I'll bet there are some beautiful horses in your neck of the woods.

To answer your question, Sometimes we will get rain from those clouds, sometimes just wind, and most of the times nothing at all.

James Wei said...

double interpretation of art through two pairs of eyes

love this painting

Small City Scenes said...

I love this painting---I mean it is so telling. I'll take it. MB

EG CameraGirl said...

Neat painting. I like the light and the way the artist is suggesting motion with the lines in the tails and in the distance.

Halcyon said...

Does Ocala have any Olympians?

MJ said...

Love the stylized movement and color in this image.

Randy said...

Very nice painting.

magiceye said...

This is beautiful!!

JM said...

Wonderful painting!

llandudnopictures said...

It's a very dynamic looking painting, great colour tones.

Karl Demetz said...

A very beautiful painting, Lowell. Well captured too.

Kate said...

Paintings and their artists have always intrigued me. I try to find an exhibition, gallery, performance once a week to feed my soul. This does it for me!

Cezar and Léia said...

Great art!
God bless you!
Cezar

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