Any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface. One characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture. In fine art, a mural is a painting on a wall, door or ceiling. It's applied directly onto the surface, or painted on a canvas which is then fixed or cemented onto the wall. With mural painting sometimes it is painted onto panels that become part of the wall. This is the perfect option if you ever plan on removing the mural for relocation purposes.