These fish (completed in 2006) are 6 x 8 feet tall and take up an entire wall. I stood on a ladder to finish the top bit. I worked it and re-worked it, screwed up numerous times, painted out leaves and plants -at one point the water was pale purple-I destroyed the carpeting and consumed about 20 pots of coffee. I used a 3 inch brush and mini roller with big shoulder shwoosh-swooping strokes. Just thinking about it gives me a neck and backache. Was it worth it? Sure. Will I ever do it again? NOPE.