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Korean Church, Old Town Torrance

Back in California and still in culture shock! Getting used to the wide streets, ten-lane highways, football-field-sized grocery stores and then… why are the sausages so big? It’s like eating two in one serving…

All in all, quite the contrast to our village in rural France. I’ve been doing lots of plein air since I’ve been back and I noticed that people check out my work and comment.  Whenever I set up my easel and paint, there is always someone saying something nice or encouraging. Europeans are not as outgoing, I think. They might sneak a peek and keep going.  Americans are always up for small talk and have Korean church by frank eber, 2010a friendly word.

I started bringing a small box of business cards. So whenever I am out painting, people can just grab one and who knows, someone might actually be interested in buying a painting sometime! Pigs do fly…

While painting this, someone came out of a nearby shop and asked me, “What are you painting, man?” So I said, “Oh, that little church over there, see the nice light on top? It really makes it stand out and shine.” He just looked at me as if I was crazy and said, “I guess that’s why they call you an artist, eh?”