This spirited horse seems to have a mission— flying along in an extended trot. Best not to to get in his way! The Sumi-e brush painting style captures this fleeting moment with quick, decisive brushstrokes. There is no possibility of making corrections in this medium, so if you make a mistake, you just throw it away and start over. Painting in this fresh, intuitive style provides a sort of vacation for me, since my commissioned work needs to be so detailed and refined. For years, I have enjoyed doing live demonstrations of Sumi-e brush painting at Chinese New Year's celebrations.
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"Stepping Out" is also available printed on apparel and giftware on the Mercantile page.
*As with all of my prints, if you need a custom size or medium not listed here, just contact me, and I'll help you out. Be aware that, as the size of the print increases, the brush strokes and technique of the artist become more apparent. (Since not everyone respects the creative rights of artists, I have found it necessary to protect the images on my site with watermarks. Of course, the watermarks will not appear on your final print!)