REMBRANDT'S BELL TOWER 20X16 1999

It was thrilling to imagine the maestro, Rembrandt, being called to dinner, bed, break, or whatever, by the sound of these bells. His home and studio were a few meters away. Surely, he stood in the very place I was painting. The church was municipal housing offices in 99. My impression of the Dutch is they discourage public displays of religion. Someone stopped and asked why I was painting a church. It was a bit confrontational. When I explained, he approved.