Van Gogh Town

Period:  September / October 2013

Total number of walls = 5

Location: Pipit Road, around Blk 56 (MacPherson)

My second wall project after Clarke Quay was right here in MacPherson/Pipit area where it was named and touted as the Van Gogh Town of Singapore.  Not many residents know of this place as it's in the heartlands and they had to take the MacPherson Circle Line to reach this place.  The entire place was filled with Van Gogh works done by volunteers.  When the CEO of the mural  company saw my work, he gave me these walls to paint after VG style but with a local twist.  I am truly grateful for the opportunity without which I won't be able to build my portfolio...I noticed many cats in the area and it was my first encounter with them that I would paint them at more walls in Holland V and other places.

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 The second wall of arises after the Starry Night and it's next to the police post. I spent just two weekends with this and was pretty surprised.  My first taste of texturing on a big wall and felt the heat from the sun too.  This one was influenced by Van Gogh's irises looking at Arles. 

The second wall of arises after the Starry Night and it's next to the police post. I spent just two weekends with this and was pretty surprised.  My first taste of texturing on a big wall and felt the heat from the sun too.  This one was influenced by Van Gogh's irises looking at Arles. 

 My cherry blooms signifying that Spring is in the air here! Bringing Van Gogh to this town is fun and meaningful!  This was my version after the one Vincent painted for his nephew as a gift. 

My cherry blooms signifying that Spring is in the air here! Bringing Van Gogh to this town is fun and meaningful!  This was my version after the one Vincent painted for his nephew as a gift. 

 My first experience with height (LoL) and I had to condition my body to get used to it ie standing for long hours on the ground and on the ladder.

My first experience with height (LoL) and I had to condition my body to get used to it ie standing for long hours on the ground and on the ladder.

 My version of the seascape Vincent painted at Santes-Maries de la Mer down south of France.  I was pretty surprised when they waited for me to start this part of the sea that I did it in a rather loose style.  Not thinking much, I just picked up the brush and dipped the colors and started painting away at a fast speed just to capture the feeling and I was in the zone then...

My version of the seascape Vincent painted at Santes-Maries de la Mer down south of France.  I was pretty surprised when they waited for me to start this part of the sea that I did it in a rather loose style.  Not thinking much, I just picked up the brush and dipped the colors and started painting away at a fast speed just to capture the feeling and I was in the zone then...

 Just to let you see the length and size of the wall at this angle, and this is before the addition of the stars...

Just to let you see the length and size of the wall at this angle, and this is before the addition of the stars...

 Starry Night by the Rhone with a local twist.  'Starry Night over MacPherson' with the flats in the distance.  The feeling was hard to define as I was telling myself I was actually painting a Van Gogh and on a large wall here in my homeland. :-D

Starry Night by the Rhone with a local twist.  'Starry Night over MacPherson' with the flats in the distance.  The feeling was hard to define as I was telling myself I was actually painting a Van Gogh and on a large wall here in my homeland. :-D

 The entire wall after it's completed. Notice the addition of the couple and their kids playing on the sand. This is Starry Night over the Singapore River.  As I was living in the east, you can imagine that this is in East Coast overlooking the sea toward the flats beyond. 

The entire wall after it's completed. Notice the addition of the couple and their kids playing on the sand. This is Starry Night over the Singapore River.  As I was living in the east, you can imagine that this is in East Coast overlooking the sea toward the flats beyond.