Monday, 14 March 2016

Chopin - Nocturne Op,9 No.2

Some images from a recently completed private commission which was to be a surprise present for the client's partner, to whom the music had a special significance. It was based around Frederic Chopin's Nocturne in E flat Opus 9, No.2. It is a lovely piece of classical music that I'm familiar with, so it was really nice to be commissioned to create a piece of artwork based on it. The finished artwork was 1 metre wide.

After conversing with the client, it was agreed that I should aim for a combination of butterflies and moths in the final piece, so I went for vibrantly coloured butterflies, and gold leafed moths to reflect the twilight/nocturnal aspect of the commission. 

I was really happy with the resulting artwork and felt it accurately reflected the spirit of Chopin's music and the golden time of day that a nocturne represents. Press play below to hear the piece.