According to the Chinese Zodiac Calender, 2014 is the year of the horse. In many cultures, horses are symbolic for strength, energy and beauty. What’s not to like? I created this piece of art in honor of 2014 being the ” year of the horse”. The horse shape is created with dots of paint applied with a pencil eraser.
- Wood board
- White spray-paint
- Acrylic paints
- Painter’s tape
With white spray-paint, I applied a thin layers paint. The key to spray painting is several thin layers. While the paint dried, I hunted for images of horses on the internet. I taped 4 pieces of card stock paper together and drew a horse from a few different images. You can also simply print and trace an image of a horse.
Once the painted board was dry, I used a pencil eraser dipped in acrylic paint to apply paint dots to the board.
I allowed the painted dots to dry completely. Using scissors, I cut horse out of the card-stock paper. I applied painter’s tape to one side of the card stock horse and placed the horse on top of the painted dots.
With several light coats of white spray-paint, I covered the entire board, horse and dots.
There you have it…