This comprehensive book gives stroke-by-stroke instruction for successful decorative painting - the basics and beyond. All the basic decorative painting techniques are explained with easy-to-follow step-by-step demonstrations. Then more advanced techniques are demonstrated such as color blocking, wash and line work. Whatever your level of expertise, the clear three-step picture panels for each stroke and technique will help you gain the confidence and fluidity of brushstroke to create beautiful results. Take advantage of the author's extensive teaching experience in giving excellent practical advice on all aspects of decorative painting - from the application and execution of strokes, through to the useful tes on care of equipment and how to set up a workshop.