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BIRDs and PARROTs on ACEOs :)

Hi, I am back with some samples of what I've been doing lately. As you probably already know, I love ACEOs and the whole concept of small art fascinates me.

Here are some birds and some parrots.

The rest you can find in my shop http://katehollart.etsy.com







Comments

  1. THESE ARE AMAZING!!!! You are so darn good!

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  2. Yeah!!!! I was just by your blog earlier this morning and wondering where you were and how you were doing! :) Love LOVE your birds. Especially the blue one.

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  3. aww, thanks Shayla and Sophia. Yeah, I was off for a long time. But I will do my best to keep up with the blogs :)

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  4. Very good birds. You are very talented

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  5. Wow, your birds are wonderful! Just visited you at Jimmy the sheep too...you are very talented!

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  6. Hi Kate!

    I'm here from PPF.....I must say these birds are truly gorgeous...and what's so amazingly cool about them is that I can totally tell you did them! Your style and the personality of these beautiful birds shines in each one :D

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  7. they are wonderful, i love how each one has a different spirit about them.

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  8. these are fabulous! i'm a big fan of ACEOs too and love how detailed these are given the tiny dimensions! beautiful!

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  9. Utterly wonderful feathered creatures, great work... I'm babysitting a canary at the moment & it's singing makes my heart soar :)

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  10. I love birds, how well these worked. Saludos

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  11. Oh wow, these birds are wonderful, their expressions are each so unique, especially impressive considering that they are tiny!

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  12. Gorgeous birds with such personalities shining through! Beautiful!

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  13. Thank you all SO much for your comments. They made my day! :)
    To me it's kind of funny how ACEOs are considered tiny. They are not a challenge for me at all, I just love doing the small things and it's so natural for me. I might try to come up with something even smaller next time :D
    anyway, thank you all again! I really appreciate you stopping by and leaving some love;)

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  14. these are really good,, eyes are one of the hardest things to create life in and you nailed it!Happy PPF !I love them!Beautiful birds,,

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  15. I love these! Especially the white one, it reminds me of my bird that passed I had him for 13yrs. Happy PPF! Theresa

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  16. These are just gorgeous! Well done! Each does seem to have its own personality!

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  17. These are all great. I just love the White Crane

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  18. Such a terrific collection of birds, am loving them all. Wishing you a happy PPF, Annette x

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  19. such beautiful sketches, lovely ACEO work. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. These birds are great! Love all the colors! I have never done ACEO. Maybe someday.

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  21. Amazing work Kate! Small art is so hard for me but you sure have captured the essence of your birds. Excellent! Happy PPF!

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  22. Oh! These are great. I am partial to #1 because we own a Citron Cockatoo named Rikki :) Happy PPF!

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  23. The swan may be my favorite--I love the graceful neck. :)

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  24. These are wonderful - I love the variety of colors!

    xo
    Kristin

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  25. I wish I were half as talented - these are dynamite birds!

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  26. Lovely birdies :0)

    love Dawn xx

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  27. oh dear, thank you so much! Your comments are making my day :)

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  28. Wonderful, I love their expressions.

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  29. These birds are amazing!! This is stunning work!

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  30. These are incredible- I am always amazed at the detail certain artists (YOU) can pull into such a small piece- awesome work!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  31. Thank you Carola and Stephanie. I feel honored :)

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  32. great work!!!! love your new banner and logo...also love your paintings of Czech republic!!!! They are beautiful.
    cheers, dana

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  33. These are incredible, and I love your use of marker on their outlines!

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  34. Each of them has his own personality/expession. Wonderfully lively animals.

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  35. I love each and every one of your awesome bird ACEO's. I am a fan of small format art as well and you definitely have the touch! :-)

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  36. These are great Kate! Excellent tones and the eyes are right on.

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  37. Aww, thanks everyone, you have no idea how much this means to me! Thank you!

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  38. I am amazed at the small, detailed work...they look like photographs ♥

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