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Happy Peace Day to everyone!


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Vernonette Gaddy 04 Dec 2015

Very impressive, and uniquely creative painting. :)

Artist Reply: Thank you so much for the beautiful comment, Vernonette!

Pamela Rivera 20 Feb 2014

love the title:) great job:)

Artist Reply: Many thanks, Pamela!

yves colas 07 Sep 2013

wonderfull and creative artwork,very colorsed too,well done!

Artist Reply: Thank you so much for the beautiful comment, Yves!

mohammad safavi naini 24 Nov 2012

abstract rug

Artist Reply: Thank you, Mohammad!

Joan Wulff 09 Nov 2011

Great composition and colors!

Artist Reply: Thanks a lot, Joan! Have a great weekend! :)

Phil Cashdollar 24 Sep 2011

Great work of art.. You rock Anneke...

Artist Reply: Many thanks Phil! :)

Patricia Griffin Brett 24 Aug 2011

I really like this abstract Anneke! It's really intriguing :)

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

Anonymous Guest (IP: 26 Mar 2011

fantastic piece

Artist Reply: Thank you very much!

theresa Iverson 27 Feb 2011

I could get lost in this makes me feel calm. Great texture

Artist Reply: Thank you so much for the wonderful comment, Theresa! I'm sorry for my late reply.

Anna Marie Fritz 09 Feb 2011

I have to agree with Michael...Dynamic is the word!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Anna Marie!

Michael Durst 08 Feb 2011


Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Michael!

jill madgwick 28 Dec 2010

i could spend many hours looking at this, really nice !

Artist Reply: That's a beautiful comment, I appreciate it greatly! Thank you very much, Jill!

Julie Mayser 27 Nov 2010

Love this one!!! It almost has a woven feel, and wonderful texture!

Artist Reply: Hi Julie, how are you?:) Thank you very much for your wonderful comment!!

David Holcombe 16 Nov 2010

There is lots of movement in this work. The title evokes "peace," yet the colors pound against one another in a stunning way. Interesting contrasts.

Artist Reply: I think peace will always have a very active character. Thank you so much for your beautiful words, David!

Bernhard Mueller 28 Oct 2010

This is so amazing, with a multitude of hidden details. Just wonderful, dear Anneke.

Artist Reply: Hi Bernie, thank so much for the sweet words!!

Antonio Carretero 26 Oct 2010

What incredible textures!!!. I enjoied a lot surfing over the picuter with the high resolution tool. How many shades!.

Artist Reply: Thank you very much for the wonderful comment, Antonio!

surekha rao 19 Oct 2010

A wish for peace so beautifully depicted in colors that talk, sing, dance, flow, spring, smile, laugh, pray, float, fly, love....Anneke! A great message of happiness for everybody to take part so we can create a harmonious tomorrow! :))

Artist Reply: Yes we can! And I hope we will! Thank you so much for your inspiring words, Surekha!

ria damen 18 Oct 2010

Prachtig werk Anneke, mooie kleuren heb je gebruikt

Artist Reply: Ik ben blij dat je het leuk vindt, hartelijk dank, Ria!

Bruce Combs 08 Oct 2010

I want to suggest here that the use of perspective, whether or not done consciously, is a vital part of Anneke’s process of gently introducing more abstract art into her ArtWanted gallery. Or perhaps that is just her increase in ability with abstract representation. One of the effects -- whatever the cause -- is to be training us, softly and gently, to see and feel the depth in abstract designs. I think that such enhancing depths and heights definitely contribute to the stunning effect of THE EIGHTH DAY. For me, almost without thinking, this striking painting evokes a strong emotional response of highs and lows. Thus, I stared with an awe that I imagine many of us felt, on first seeing this glorious new work on ArtWanted. With just a little serious looking and imagining, I think, one may see an obvious depth within particular units or groups, module-like throughout the whole abstract composition. I think that such techniques, founded in traditional representational compositions, contribute greatly, though subtly, to effective abstract art in general, and especially work “hand-in-hand” with the color arrangement. Just imagine if you wanted to paint a representational-styled sequel to the Seven Days of the Judeo-Christian account, what would, or could, you do? What real images, not already store-worn by tradition could be painted to portray world peace? Thus, I think that this topic, this painting’s major objective, lends itself almost by its nature as an abstract idea, to non-representational techniques. I have included before now some discussion about the “intrusions” of abstract techniques within Anneke’s predominantly realistic presentations that are relevant here. While commenting on some of the other fairly recent works of Anneke’s, I also discuss aspects of depth and their creation that I notice in most of the works in the top two rows of Anneke’s gallery. To study where and how Anneke some time ago began creating parts of a painting in much less sharp detail than the rest of it, a rewarding place to start is ROCCO, back on Page Five of Anneke’s gallery. I leave it for viewers themselves to seek further instances and how they enhance parts, and thus the whole of an image. Experiencing the joys of exploration and discovery, after all, constitutes one of the major fascinations of studying an excellent work of art: finding over and over something new within it. Thank you especially for this work and its commemorative and hopeful tribute to the ideal of World Peace, Anneke. May it be! Peace, etc., Bruce

Artist Reply: This painting is done totally without a plan! I had even forgotten that I made it months ago!:)) I just found it back. I'm surprised by your words, you see so much in it. I'm very happy with your comment, because I learn a lot of things from it that I didn't know about abstract painting. Your words are of great value to me, they inspire me to go on! Thank you so much, my friend, you are a great art teacher!

Sandra McClure 30 Sep 2010

Thanks Anneke and Peace to you well done....

Artist Reply: Thank you Sandra!

Caballero Salguero 30 Sep 2010

Excellent composition abstract Anneke, awesome aclylic, fantastic color tones,great fantasy, lovely texture and well done,wonderful is terrific, hugs, from Spain, Pepe

Artist Reply: Hugs back Pepe! :) What lovely words you have written! :) Thank you very much!

Joanna Jungjohann 24 Sep 2010


Artist Reply: Jo, I think that's the right word, thank you very much!


Wow,GORGEOUS Brilliant Outstanding artwork,my Friend!!!Extrodinary composition with such fantastic textures and colors.David&I are praying,with Thanksgiving,that God will bring peace to the world one Day!!!,Dee&David :):)

Artist Reply: I hope peace for all will soon be here. Thank you so much for the sweet words, dear Dee!

nikos kanellos 23 Sep 2010

Very nice artwork Anneke!meaningful and happy

Artist Reply: Thank you for the beautiful comment on my work, Nikos!

Ginger Lovellette 23 Sep 2010

Oh my! This is so totally awesome, Anneke!

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

Sigridur Bachmann 23 Sep 2010

WOW ! Like you take us around the world in one second ! Breathtaking beauty, what a powerful impression. THANKS ANNEKE !

Artist Reply: I have never thought of that and I like it very much! Thank you, dear Sigga!

John Cappello 23 Sep 2010


Artist Reply: I love your comment, John!! Thank you very much for the wonderful words!

Steve Farr 22 Sep 2010

This is brilliant, Anneke!! Lovin the colors here!!~S

Artist Reply: I'm glad you do. Thank you, Steve!!

Lorna Skeie 22 Sep 2010

This is beautiful as is the thought to go with it

Artist Reply: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment, Lorna!

Kovács János 21 Sep 2010

G R E A T ! :)

Artist Reply: Thank you János! :D

Bev Chudey 21 Sep 2010

Wonderful colors Anneke!

Artist Reply: Thank you, Bev!

Seth Weaver 21 Sep 2010

Powerful work Anneke!

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

lillianhibiscus 21 Sep 2010

Happy Peace Day Anneke. What a lovely painting...shimmering with beautiful colors.

Artist Reply: Many thanks Lillian! :)

Shahram S. Nahavandi 21 Sep 2010

You are the master of colours dear Anneke...! I loved it.. Shahram

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

Kate Gallagher 21 Sep 2010

Very beautiful image and colors -- think we are all hoping for peace some day.

Artist Reply: It will come! Thank you very much, Kate! :)

marisa reilly 21 Sep 2010

Amazingly tantalizing technique on this,, i love it. happy peace day to you to my friend.

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Marisa!

Sharon Gonzalez 21 Sep 2010


Artist Reply: Thanks a lot, Sharon!

Maria Anna Machado 21 Sep 2010

fantastic work...

Artist Reply: Thank you for the kind comment on my work, Maria!

Ai Shan 21 Sep 2010

Very very beautiful painting, Anneke! Erg mooi!

Artist Reply: Heel hartelijk bedankt, AiShan!

Nira Dabush 21 Sep 2010


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

Olga van Dijk 21 Sep 2010

MOOI ANNEKE.... MY POD! (I love the texture!) --:ove, Light and PEACE, Olga

Artist Reply: Bedankt Olga!! Dat is heel lief van je! :)

ruth sears 21 Sep 2010

How beautiful this is with all the gorgeous colors,super nice work!

Artist Reply: Thank you so much, Ruth!

Stefani Wehner 21 Sep 2010

sublime use of colors, Anneke!

Artist Reply: Thanks a lot, Stefani!

Emily Reed 21 Sep 2010

Lovely beauty!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Emily!

Gina Cowins 21 Sep 2010

Hello Anneke, this is a heavenly creation with bold and lively colors, nice work.

Artist Reply: I had much fun making it! Thank you so much, Gina!

Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen 21 Sep 2010

will there ever me a 8th day? beautiful colours and work Anneke! thanks for the wish, but my deepest feelings haven't the power to feel peaceful all the time. too human me...and too explosive me....

Artist Reply: As long as it's an explosion of love, it is peace, Nelly! :) Thank you very much!!

Calvin McFarlane 21 Sep 2010

Peace...what a divine thought for the world...when and where we can share it, live it and be that very peace. Beautiful "piece" Anneke.

Artist Reply: One day the people of the world will share it, Calvin.

Beatrix Jahn 21 Sep 2010

Beautiful colors, along with a beautiful title, that is full of hope! May we all see it some day!

Artist Reply: Yes, we will! :) Thank you so much, dear Trixi!