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Original sumi painting of rooster by OY Tai on translucent rice paper measuring 11.5" x 13.5". (Frame and mat not included)

It has the artist seal and signature at the bottom left.

Rice paper is very thin and will crease a bit as it absorbs water. Once it is mounted, the creases will not show. However, if you want to showcase the delicacy of the paper, you can simply frame it without mounting with a floating frame, wedging the art between the two panes of glass. Or you can mat and frame it.

Item will be shipped protected in flat mailer within 2 business days of receipt of payment.

To USA: normally takes 4 to 7 business days from time of mailing
To Canada: normally takes 2 to 5 business days from time of mailing
International: normally takes 6 to 10 days from time of mailing

Special Offer: COMBINED SHIPPING: unlimited number of items per order. This will allow for bigger savings when you order multiple items.

What is sumi-e?

Sumi-e is inkwash brush painting originating from China over a thousand years ago, and embraced enthusiastically in Japan, Korea and now internationally. The name sumi-e (水墨畫) literally means water+ink+painting. It is not simply to reproduce the appearance of the subject, but to capture its soul. East Asian ink wash painting may be regarded as an earliest form of expressionistic art that captures the unseen.

The essence is to convey with the least possible strokes. Once a stroke is painted, it cannot be changed or erased. This makes sumi-e a technically demanding art-form requiring great skill, concentration, and years of training.

I love to leave ample white space in my Chinese ink wash paintings so as not to distract, as well as to allow room for the viewer's own imagination. This stems from 莊子 Zhuangzi's Taoist line of thinking - sometimes not doing anything is action in itself. My style is that of "follow the heart" and "go with the natural flow", which also reflects the way I live.

Purchase of this original art does not include the right to reproduce it in any form for commercial use.

Chinese Painting on Rice Paper - Rooster Sumi-e

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: rice paper, ink
  • Feedback: 9 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Toronto, Canada