May 5th, Liberation Day. Blessed to live in peace, thanks to all the brave men who died to bring us peace.

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Ron Bedsole 11 Apr 2018

wonderful work Anneke

Artist Reply: Thanks a lot for your great comments!

shenur masters 22 Jul 2017

Nice artwork Anneke!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Shenur!

Sno* Smith 08 Jun 2017

Wonderfully fun, great job!

Artist Reply: Thank you so much, Sno*!

Maria Karalyos 28 Feb 2016

Amazing artwork !

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Maria!

Tabitha Borges 23 Feb 2015

like the detail and colors.. great art

Vernonette Gaddy 18 Feb 2015

Excellent artistic realism in your painting- Supremely detailed. :)

Olga van Dijk 14 Nov 2014

PRACHTIG! Liefs, Olga

Artist Reply: Dank je wel, Olga!

Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen 10 Nov 2014

what an adorable fascinating work!! love it!!!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Nelly!

Renata Cavanaugh 23 Oct 2014

What a fabulous painting

Artist Reply: Many thanks, Renata! :)

Joan Stohlman 06 Oct 2014

This is beautiful, Anneke.

Artist Reply: Many thanks, Joan!

Angel Estevez 05 Sep 2014

Had not seen this painting. Very beautiful !!! An excellent creation, a very unique and interesting scene. Also liked the bottom image in close-up, composition you used excellent colors tone.Always as a fine art! Congratulations Anneke.

Artist Reply: Thank you so much for the wonderful comment, Angel!

nikos kanellos 09 Aug 2014

BEST REGARDS ANNEKE! EXCELLENT ARTWORK AND HAPPY AS ALWAYS!NIKOS

Artist Reply: Hi Nikos, great to see you again! :) Thank you for the sweet words!

Stanley Layman 02 Aug 2014

This reminds me of my mothers early work.

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Stanley!

Emily Reed 31 Jul 2014

A truly wonderful painting!

Artist Reply: Thank you so much, Emily! :)

Marika Rozalia Seprenyi 03 Jun 2014

hello Annekke, this is beautiful...love it!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much for the visit to my gallery and the great comments, Marika!

Nira Dabush 01 Jun 2014

DELIGHTFUL SCENERY DEAR ANNEKKE... VERY BEAUTIFULLY PAINTED.. JUST LOVE THE IDEA.

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Nira!

Surekha Rao 22 May 2014

Very charming and adorable, dear Anneke! So very beautifully painting! Love it very much :)

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Surekha!

Teresa Dominici 21 May 2014

Beautiful work, Anneke!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Teresa!

Anonymous Guest (IP: 70.161.161.120) 17 May 2014

Greetings, again, fine artist Anneke! Once again you perform your masterful artistry, giving to us -- indeed for the whole world! -- such beauty, while demonstrating the HUMAN SPIRIT within and among individuals (even animals!) that can lead all people and countries eventually to world peace. What a peaceful sunny day -- just a smooth spreading of light clouds. White AND yellow daffodils with many buds heralding spring and tulips after winter! I cannot express enough my appreciation for your wonderful, hopeful giving, Anneke. But thank you for every one of your paintings. How delightful this one! The peaceful mood among 4 boys and a girl (5 darling portraits -- not surprisingly here: the boys light-haired, and only the girl so dark-haired; ten arms and hands, always so difficult to place and paint naturally, and including a self-portrait?), even 4 pairs of clogs and 1 of boots; 3 netherland kine; a hen and rooster; a beautiful dog sporting the colors of those three cows: in each set one pair looking especially affectionate toward each other -- hen and rooster -- chickens so challenging to a painter, I think; a steer and cow (?); boy and girl; the dog, of course, friendly with the group of humans, but especially toward the girl (his mistress?) whose hair style is so familiar to all of us! And finally, I can't help thinking of the traditional Netherland world masters at painting individual portraits of members of a group so that they also blend realistically into that group: Especially Rembrandt van Rijn and Frans Hals. Of course, the painters were men during the Seventeenth Century, and the groups involved men who were important in some sort of business, politics, defense. No such important women. And now we have numerous women accomplishing in ArtWanted and posting their paintings in other places as well, and giving in every area of life, often especially in raising such children as these sitting on that old fence. And so we definitely must include them as we honor the accomplishments of our heroes in all areas of life, and that we all must take heart from their examples of courage and giving. And that is what this painting of Anneke's gives to me, as so many of hers move further in the direction of such support. Today, while wars still rage ruthlessly in so much of our world, we must remember to honor and value our liberators who gave for us the greatest giving: themselves. This Liberation Day, as Anneke wrote, our Netherlands is "Blessed to live in peace, thanks to all the brave men who died to bring us peace." The greatest giving: the lives of those who earned our national independence. Peace, etc., Bruce Combs

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Bruce!

Anonymous Guest (IP: 93.206.122.116) 09 May 2014

Amazing work, liebe Anneke! I adore your paintings! xox T.

Artist Reply: Thank you so much, Trixi!

LAURIER Marie josé 09 May 2014

what a wonderful world chilhood is !! thank you for sharing so beautiful painting with us !! love it !!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Marie josé!

DEE JOBES PHOTOGRAPHY 06 May 2014

Wow,love the composition and the Happy mood in this Beautiful magnificent painting!!!Great Artistry,my Friend!!!Great Talent!!!Great Tribute!!!Dee&David

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Dee!

Elizabeth Lindberg 06 May 2014

What excellent work!!!!!!!!

Artist Reply: Many thanks, Beth! :)

Tim Linville 06 May 2014

Impressive Attention to Details,Anneke!Great Colorwork!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Tim!

curtis wood 06 May 2014

fantastic anneke!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Curtis!

yves colas 06 May 2014

amazing work,you are talented,superb details,expressions,posing too.

Artist Reply: Many thanks for the sweet words, dear Yves!

Calvin McFarlane 06 May 2014

How absolutely charming...Outstanding work Anneke!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Calvin!

Dawson - Lynn James 06 May 2014

Magnificent painting!!

Artist Reply: Thank you so much!

Vincent von Frese 05 May 2014

Very good! There are only a few paintings with people and dogs and all pleasant too.

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Vincent!

John Cappello 05 May 2014

Gorgeous Children on the Range, Outdistancing other Nature Work! Anneke You are a Great artist & done Impressively again and Well deserving of Ovation! and My next POD!

Artist Reply: Thank you so much for the beautiful words and the POD, John!

Pamela Rivera 05 May 2014

what a fantastic painting! I love the feeling and all the details shared:) really excellent!

Artist Reply: Many thanks, Pamela!

Joan Wulff 05 May 2014

WOW! What a great painting!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Joan!

Brenda Loveless 05 May 2014

warm and charming; very nostalgic!

Artist Reply: Thank you, Brenda!

Seth Weaver 05 May 2014

Charming and nostalgic creation, Anneke.

Artist Reply: Thanks a lot, Seth!

José Fortunato 05 May 2014

Love it !!!!!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, José!

Anonymous Guest (IP: 72.241.242.126) 05 May 2014

Beautiful work Anneke - bev chudey

Artist Reply: Many thanks, Bev!

Sigridur Bachmann 05 May 2014

Fantastic work, love all the tiny details ! Great balance and I love the expression on the kid faces ! Strong an beautiful colors !

Artist Reply: Thank you so much for the wonderful comment, Sigga!

lillianhibiscus 05 May 2014

A wonderful, happy painting that truly captures childhood.

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Lillian!

Helmut Licht 05 May 2014

This gives a whole new meaning to the word 'fencing' :) Nice, Anneke!

Artist Reply: Haha yes, very true! Thanks you, Helmut! :)

Kate Gallagher 05 May 2014

Fantastic painting Anneke, makes me feel like a kid again! Wonderful work!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Kate!

Joanie Holliday 05 May 2014

JUST "WONDERFUL" ANNEKE !! JOANIE

Artist Reply: Many thanks, Joanie!

Stefani Wehner 05 May 2014

Anneke, no doubt: My PoD!

Artist Reply: Thank you so much, Stefi!!

marie-claire gallet 05 May 2014

Absolutely DELIGHTFUL, Anneke !!!!!! Great countryside scene !!!!!!!!!!!!! Reminds me my childhood during the vacations !!!!!!

Artist Reply: I'm glad you like it, thank you very much, Marie-Claire!