This painting was inspired by my trip to Beijing. Ever since I started to pursue my Master Degree in Finance in Singapore, I have left China and lived in this humid country for over 5 years. The one thing I miss most in Singapore is Winter! I miss the cold and dry air, the bare trunks trembling in the chilly wind and the smoke coming out from some tiny restaurants along the street. Last year, I accidentally got this opportunity to visit Beijing in February. The moment I stepped out of the airplane, that cold air and the familiar smell suddenly brought me back to home. And when I was wondering on the street that evening, I encountered the most beautiful sunset at this crossroad and I knew I just have to paint it down.
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