Year of the Horse Chinese paintings on silk, paper, functional pottery

Lunar New Year 2014 begins Jan. 31, and it is year of the Wood Horse or Green Horse. It looks to be an exciting year with an energetic and powerful animal symbol. Tracie Griffith Tso will be shows her work at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Va., on Facebook, at http://www.inksart.com and will have a special exhibit focused on equine movement and spirit at NIH in Bethesda, Md. July 12 to Sept. 5.
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"Elemental Orbit" shows a balance of black and white horses on buff rice paper. By Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va. on display at the NIH Clinical Center through Sept. 5. #horse #brushpainting

"Elemental Orbit" shows a balance of black and white horses on buff rice paper. By Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va. on display at the NIH Clinical Center through Sept. 5. #horse #brushpainting

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A galloping horse on a large brown stoneware plate by Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va.

A galloping horse on a large brown stoneware plate by Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va.

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Painting a horse on a tiny porcelain pendant takes a lot of concentration (seen with a longevity chop), but it must be done for 2014 year of the horse! Signed pendant with sterling silver hardware by Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va. and available at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va. #horse #jewelry

Painting a horse on a tiny porcelain pendant takes a lot of concentration (seen with a longevity chop), but it must be done for 2014 year of the horse! Signed pendant with sterling silver hardware by Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va. and available at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va. #horse #jewelry

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A spirited horse is hand painted on brown stoneware and fired in a kiln at over 2000° to create functional pottery. By Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va.

A spirited horse is hand painted on brown stoneware and fired in a kiln at over 2000° to create functional pottery. By Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va.

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Horse is set in a snowstorm against a heavenly moon. Ink, colored pigments on rice paper by Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va.

Horse is set in a snowstorm against a heavenly moon. Ink, colored pigments on rice paper by Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va.

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A horse painted in black ink with silver metallic highlights on buff silk. Horses are symbols of strength and power. By Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va.

A horse painted in black ink with silver metallic highlights on buff silk. Horses are symbols of strength and power. By Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va.

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A horse running forward portends good things to come. Brown stoneware platter by Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va.

A horse running forward portends good things to come. Brown stoneware platter by Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va.

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A bucking horse shows off in this Chinese brushpainted platter on high-fire functional stoneware. Design available at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Va. By Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va.

A bucking horse shows off in this Chinese brushpainted platter on high-fire functional stoneware. Design available at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Va. By Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va.

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"Snow Colt" ink, colored pigments on rice paper by Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va. See it also on CafePress: http://www.cafepress.com/+front_and_back_brushpainted_horse_tote_bag,138573646

"Snow Colt" ink, colored pigments on rice paper by Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va. See it also on CafePress: http://www.cafepress.com/+front_and_back_brushpainted_horse_tote_bag,138573646

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"Afternoon Canter" ink and watercolor on golden fiber board. By Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va. on display at the NIH Clinical Center through Sept. 5. #horse #brushpainting

"Afternoon Canter" ink and watercolor on golden fiber board. By Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va. on display at the NIH Clinical Center through Sept. 5. #horse #brushpainting

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