I didn't think I liked murals but now I think I do. The examples shown in peoples' houses, restaurants and libraries are colourful and cheerful. I particularly liked the squirrel over a bedroom door, which adds charm and fun to a plain room. He explains how to choose subject matter and source material, create working sketches, prepare wall surfaces, scale designs onto any size wall, and proper perspective.
Painting Murals Step-by-Step provides complete and comprehensive instructions on how to design and paint wall murals from preliminary idea to first sketches on paper and then to the finished mural on the wall. Grund starts with the very basics with how to begin the process of designing a mural, making schematic drawings, choosing materials and preparing the wall surface. Detailed instruction on how to scale up a design, dealing with perspective, and making adjustments is provided. The muraling projects are arranged by themes, which include scenic vistas, floral garlands, woodland scenes, animals and birds, and two projects designed for children's rooms. Each project teaches the basics of a good mural, including values, colour, and texture, so that no mater what the theme, readers will learn the skills needed to successfully create and paint their own murals.