By starting small, Decorative Mini-Murals You Can Paint makes it easy for anyone to experience the joy of mural painting.
Kerry Trout guides readers through 12 step-by-step projects, including country vistas, gardens, flowers, a grandfather clock, trompe l'oeil objects and more! Readers can choose the project and surface size that matches their ability and comfort level, making this book perfect for beginners and advanced artists alike.
Date Published 5/1/2002
Rated By: Virginia Allain "retired librarian"
From: Poinciana, FL
Comments: They're Gorgeous ! Here are the projects shown in the book: *a bunny triptych *trompe l'oeil window shade *schoolhouse notebook *goldfinch frame *covered bridge box *mountain view lodge *Tuscany hatbox *trompe l'oeil cat *Shaker clock *trompe l'oeil wall shelf The designs demonstrated in the book could be applied to many different situations, not just the projects listed. The art is exquisite and she really does tell you how to do the different brushstrokes for everything from blades of grass to chimney smoke. She tells exactly what color to use for each, and what kind of brush. As a beginner, I just don't have the confidence to tackle these. I think I'll try stenciling first and maybe build up my comfort level. The artist has a website where you can see her portfolio and get an idea of the kind of painting this book covers.