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With this picture from her homeland I would like to congratulate Lili. Happy Birthday, dear Lili! I hope your day will be wonderful with family and friends! Big hugs from the Netherlands! :)

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Al Budarin 25 Feb 2018

So much depth ,I can feel it Beautifully done

Artist Reply: Thank you for the wonderful comment, Al! :)

Pamela Rivera 08 Dec 2013

i love this one.....like the dark rich colors of the still objects against the warm neutrals of the stairs:)

Artist Reply: Thank you for the beautiful comment, Pamela!

yves colas 08 Sep 2013

a mervelous and wonderfull artwork,great details,and wonderfull card.bravo.

Artist Reply: Thank you so much, Yves!

Laura Mota 22 Jan 2011

Simply great!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Laura!

jill madgwick 18 Dec 2010

Excellent !

Artist Reply: Many thanks, Jill! :)

Luigi Biancaniello 30 Nov 2010

great paintings in your gallery.

Artist Reply: Thanks a lot Luigi, your words are much appreciated! :)

Anonymous Guest (IP: 24.247.176.250) 01 Nov 2010

you have wonderful paintings here

Artist Reply: Thank you Anonymous!

YLLI HARUNI 29 Oct 2010

Nice composition!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Ylli!

Bruce Combs 08 Oct 2010

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, LILI!!! What a lovely painting! -- Anneke's birthday gift! Before looking higher and further, in “HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILI!!!,” be sure to study with the magnifier the actual and wonderfully real miniature Still Life in the window -- a splendid painting all by itself! Then go ahead and move your glance -- gradually though -- not too fast! -- through and up from the foreground window-sill and across the street (our eyes drawn there by the bright golden bucket or vase on the step, on up the incredible realistic steps, still further up to the tree. There’s not any other green in the painting except below on the sill’s cups and mango(?) and that green leads us on higher till we finally reach the top of the old wall. Just notice how smooth the movement is when compared to the many crafts persons who achieve perspective but do so only by making several stops at consecutively further planes along the way. It is a similar effort, though exaggerated, by flat graphics arranged in several consecutive parallel rows in pop-out greeting cards, children’s books, and early stereoscopically viewed double photos. But I want to go higher and further! Those smooth and perfectly angled steps serve not only to take us up to the tree; in doing so these steps create the wall’s distances back and up. And the green tree (olives?) takes up on up to the height of the far wall. Notice the little trick of having the tree edged in behind the wall at the top of the stairs setting distance between the two walls, as well as the ragged old rampart’s stones as sort of a stairway on up to the top. Thank you, Anneke, and yet another excellent job! Peace, etc., Bruce

Artist Reply: Dear Bruce, thank you very much! I truly appreciate your words! Your review is wonderful, like you take us on a journey through a window view. I love it! So thoughtful and perfect, what a beautiful imagination you have to see that all in one picture. What a joy it must be to see art in such a way.

Katerina Koukiotis 23 Sep 2010

beautiful !

Artist Reply: Thank you very much Katerina!

Mario Villareal 22 Sep 2010

A very inviting painting! How do I get to the Golden Jar with all that marvelous food blocking my way. Expertly executed.

Artist Reply: Feel free to eat it, Mario! :))) Thank you very much for the lovely comment!

monique cooper 10 Sep 2010

that is Beautiful!!!.. sooo Love your style and those colors!!!!

Artist Reply: Thank you so much, Monique!

Ravinder Dutt 06 Sep 2010

Wonderful, as if I could go through the window.....

Artist Reply: Yes! I would like that too! :)) Thanks a lot for stopping by, my friend!

Barry Huyett 04 Sep 2010

loV thS

Artist Reply: Hi Barry, thank you!! :)

Claire Wilson 31 Aug 2010

This is a wonderful piece :)

Artist Reply: Thank you Claire, I'm glad you like it.:)

David Holcombe 26 Aug 2010

The still life is framed in the arch of the window. It looks very Mediterranean, a bit too sunny for Holland.

Artist Reply: You are right David, this kind of light is very rare over here, although with the climate change occuring more often.:) This picture was taken in a more sub tropical area, that's why I chose it for Lili. :) Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment on it, my friend.

Sigridur Bachmann 23 Aug 2010

Stunning, so clear and bright, so very beautiful and very well done ! Beautiful colors !

Artist Reply: Thank you for your wonderful comment on my work, Sigga! :D

Nira Dabush 23 Aug 2010

Beautiful painting, Anneke. Most unique..

Artist Reply: Thank you so much, dear Nira! :)

Ginger Lovellette 18 Aug 2010

Outstanding! Marvelous piece of art!

Artist Reply: Thanks a lot, Ginger!

John Cappello 18 Aug 2010

Charming work and great manner! Wonderful soft colors and nice images!Very well done!

Artist Reply: Thank you so much for the kind words, John!

Anonymous Guest (IP: 66.41.3.223) 16 Aug 2010

Lovely painting!

Artist Reply: Thank you Anonymous!

Steve Farr 16 Aug 2010

MAGNIFICENT painting, Anneke!!!~S

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Steve!

Caballero Salguero 16 Aug 2010

Thanks so much my dears friends Anneke and daughter,fantastic acrylic,great color tones, composition very original, beautiful, Pepe

Artist Reply: Hi Pepe, I think this kind of picture could be in your country too? I have never been there though. :) Thank you very much for the sweet words!

Ai Shan 16 Aug 2010

Wonderful painting, Anneke!

Artist Reply: Thank you for the kind words, AiShan.

Beatrix Jahn 16 Aug 2010

What a beautiful painting, Anneke!!! No wonder Lili was so happy!!! I also hope you get to go there some day! You have the "feel" for it for sure!

Artist Reply: We should all go there together and have a good time, don't you agree? :) Thank you very much, my friend!

Bev Chudey 15 Aug 2010

Beautiful Gift Anneke! Happy birthday Lili

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Bev!

Lili Segal 15 Aug 2010

Dear Anneke, I am speechless!!! What a surprise!!! I feel sooooooooo honoured to get such a fine work of art for my birthday!!! You think of everything - a work from my homeland!!! I hope you come one day to visit my beautiful country. You made my day real special with your outstanding birthday gift!!! You are a great artist and a very special person!!! Hugs and kisses from Israel. Lili

Artist Reply: Hi Lili, thank you for your sweet words. I'm sorry for my late reply, I've been out all day yesterday. I hope your day was magical and happy with many smiles!

Olga van Dijk 15 Aug 2010

Anneke, you are the sweetest darling of all at AW!! You always think of other people and you are a great artist too. What a beauty again! HAPPY B-DAY LIL! ~Love and Light, Olga

Artist Reply: Dearest Olga, you give me way too much honour, but I must say that it's wonderful to read! :)) Thank you so much, my dear friend and favourite teacher.

Seth Weaver 15 Aug 2010

What a beautiful ARTISTIC birthday gift for Lili! Gorgeous work Anneke.

Artist Reply: Thanks a lot Seth!

ruth sears 15 Aug 2010

charming and beautifully rendered work,has your lovely style to it and I think now I would recognize your work anywhere,also a lovely birthday wish.

Artist Reply: What a sweet compliment, dear Ruth! Many thanks!!

Teresa Dominici 15 Aug 2010

Anneke this is a wonderful painting and all the best birthday wishes to Lili.

Artist Reply: Thank for the kind words, Teresa!

LouAnn Knight 15 Aug 2010

Awesome painting! neat concept.. Bet she'll be so pleased!!!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, LouAnn! :)

Sharon Gonzalez 15 Aug 2010

VERY VERY AWESOME HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAINTING FOR LILI, ANNEKE. LOVE IT. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LILI!

Artist Reply: Many thanks, Sharon!

Connie Sonnenberg 15 Aug 2010

What a great painting!

Artist Reply: Hi Connie, thank you very much!

Anonymous Guest (IP: 68.88.125.35) 15 Aug 2010

very pretty Ann

Artist Reply: Thank you Anonymous!

Joan Wulff 15 Aug 2010

Beautiful birthday painting!

Artist Reply: Thank you for the kind comment, Joan!

Calvin McFarlane 15 Aug 2010

Marvelous work Anneke and ALL THE BEST to Darlin' LILL.

Artist Reply: Yes, she deserves the best only! Thank you so much, Calvin!

Gina Cowins 15 Aug 2010

Hello Ann, this is a great birthday gift.

Artist Reply: Thanks a lot, Gina!

lillianhibiscus 15 Aug 2010

What a magnificent painting Anneke! Beautiful. Happy Birthday Lili!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Lillian!

Emily Reed 15 Aug 2010

What a beautiful painting for Lili's bday!

Artist Reply: Hi Emily, thank you for the sweet comment!

Stefani Wehner 15 Aug 2010

Marvelous work, Anneke! HAPPY BIRTHDAY for LILI!

Artist Reply: Thank you so much, Stef!

Brian Andre 15 Aug 2010

Lovely work Anneke. The texture and detail has come out beautiful. Baie mooi en veels geluk met you verjaards dag Lili.

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Brian! :)

joost 15 Aug 2010

wonderful work;..Anneke.... Happy Birthday Lili.

Artist Reply: Many thanks Joost!

DEE JOBES PHOTOGRAPHY 15 Aug 2010

Wow,Magnificent work of Art,my Friend!!!BEAUTIFUL Birthday gift for Lili!!!Happy Birthday Lili,David&I wish you Life's Very Best Always!!!:):)

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Dee&David!

Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen 15 Aug 2010

Anneke, you are such a fantastic artist to create this beautiful birthdaycard for Lili! Sure she will be happy with and I wish her a happy birthday too!

Artist Reply: Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Nelly!