When I had the living dinning room added I had the ceiling painted blue. I thought of various ways to add decoration to it to make it more interesting; I thought of stars that glowed in the night that seemed too child like. I thought of clouds fine, but boring. My final choice was to have clouds and birds so I contracted with a local artist to paint the ceiling with both clouds, wispy ones and sea gulls flying away. Here are some photos of the process and results I think it came out well.