This month I was approached to do a two piece commission for a hall space and stairway. The client had a few forest green walls, two very light grey walls and an assortment of frames and dark oak furniture with black accents.
The clients wanted to incorporate their love for travel to south east Asia. I asked the client to work up a moodboard so I could get a feel for the piece. She captured a lot of deep forest greens/teals. They also asked if I could incorporate some pops of colour which are seen in these countries (e.g. mustard African marigolds, koi carp, etc.)
I'd never painted a two piece work before so this was a new challenge, but one I really enjoyed. They both look great separate but seeing them together creates a huge statement.
These have been named The Barong and The Rangda which are two creatures that appear in balinese folklore / mythology. One is good, the other is bad. One cannot be without the other, which creates balance. Name chosen by client - and I think it fits nicely as these two complement each other so well!