Designing and Painting Murals
by : Gary Myatt (Author)
By their sheer size and ambition, murals can pose difficult and unique challenges for the artist. This practical book guides you through the process, from first choosing a design to applying the paint to the wall. Written by a leading artist, it covers the principles of artistic practice before explaining how to approach a large-scale project. Throughout, it shares the tips and tricks behind this most impressive of art forms. It covers in detail materials and equipment; colour theory and building a palette; planning a design; translating a sketch onto a large wall or canvas and it gives specific techniques including the use of stencils and trompe l'oeil. Beautifully illustrated, it is an essential and impressive guide and reference for all artists and designers. Materials and equipment - advice on brushes, paints and canvasses best used for murals; Colour theory and building a palette; Planning a design - understanding dimensions, composition and persepctive; Translating a sketch onto a large wall or canvas; Specific techniques including the use of stencils and trompe l'oeil; Step-by-step sequences demonstrate the chapters' ideas and approaches.