With these completely illustrated, step-by-step techniques, anyone can paint spectacular murals for the home. Master muralists Gary Lord and David Schmidt present 15 magnificent projects - from mountains, woodlands and waterfalls to musical "swing" themes, underwater motifs and farm scenes, all accessible to the beginner and easily customized. The projects start with simple-yet-effective techniques and progress to more elaborate murals, broken down into a series of mini-demos. The book is filled with expert tips for great results - including various ways to paint skies, the most popular mural subject. The "drawing - impaired" will especially appreciate the authors' trick for using stencils to create the look of a hand-painted mural.