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Balance by windfalcon Balance by windfalcon
Neither day nor night, not light or dark,
A gradual brightening and dimming of the sky.
Two pairs of wings, forever dissolving and building
With the birth and death of the sun.


This is a commission for *merimask, who wanted a painting in the same feel as Radiance, but with flowing water and an intertwined great blue heron and great egret. I just love egrets and herons and their long, twisty necks! If Radiance is a sun/moon theme, this painting is a dawn/dusk theme :)

Watercolor and a little acrylic on illustration board, 7.5 X 12 inches

Step-by-step process: featherseeds.blogspot.com/2013…
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:iconcalycia:
Calycia Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Herons are the best. full stop. (I am quite biased on this matter) But i agree with how beautiful herons are with their long twisty necks! The artwork itself is even cooler than that of the heron
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
Hello! I've featured this wonderful work of art in my journal feature here.  Have a wonderful weekend!
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Psychopomp16 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
I know this was a commission for someone else, but would you be willing to sell a print of this one??  I just adore it SO much :love:
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I actually have prints available! I've renewed the listing in my Etsy shop if you're interested - www.etsy.com/listing/172068235… (also until Monday I have a coupon code for 10% off if you use SPRINGSALE2015 at checkout)
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TheIndianGhost Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this is so amazing!
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OokamiAikouka Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 <3 <3!!!!!
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Buntglas Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Gorgeous!
I love the colors and symmetry and ... everything. Simply beautiful :heart:
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artzeefartzeefan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Outstanding!  Love, love, love it!
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Montalto69 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Balance is a word I frequent when addressing many things in life.  This lovely painting gives it an image, powerful!
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GoldenPhoenixWolf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful:)
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PicaPicaMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So abstract yet so natural, and I love the blue
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Sparklet-Rayne Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Utterly amazing.
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Dappleswirl Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa :wow:
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merimask Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This!!  Is exactly what I wanted.  :)  What a fun commission, and a beautiful design.  You were great to work with, and I'm SO crazy about my painting...thank you, thank you.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so happy you like it!  And I'm so sorry for the 3-months late reply D: I finally got a few minutes to go through old comments and realized I never replied to yours!
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OctodogPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, you've been featured in my journal. :) slushy-pye.deviantart.com/jour…
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:iconabasss:
abasss Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Wow, this is magnificent!!
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KageNoKarasu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Wow, that is just... gorgeous, oh my gosh!
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Remikoo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
nice Deviation love
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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irishsea Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love it! the composition is great and so is the colouring! :)
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theraincatsduo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple wonderful.
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FenrisxWolf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Oh God this is amazing!! The colours and detail and the balance of the composition is exquisite ^^
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Gold-Dragon8 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This... ... There are not words for describe this magnificent paint! :Big eyes: 
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CrossbowROoF Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Beautiful!
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Egreonna Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh this is lovely! I like this even better than Radiance, and that is saying a lot. The subdued colors highlighted with intense blue is such a beautiful combination of colors. 
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bonefish Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning composition -- and good use of the long, twisty necks of egrets and herons!
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:iconpriestess-of-dragons:
This is .... this is so godamn beautiful, wow just wow :o 
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:iconpriestess-of-dragons:
Hehe woops , I was so blown away I made a typing error ... * goddamn :p woopsieee
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Slipping-Star Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My brain
the negative space
the positive space
:faint:
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
There is no space, only bird :woOOOoo:
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LupisDarkmoon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student
ahhh wow. <3 The way the water looks like peacocks... So beautiful, I can't get over this. 
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Onyana Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible stuff. Love it!
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05beaste Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
that is too gorgeous for words!!!! 
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Burning-Question Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good idea and even better result! *.* This is something I could have on the wall of my living room for the rest of my life and I'd always gladly look at it.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a wonderful idea!  The balance is magnificent - light and dark, blue and white and brown - it's hard to even find words.  Beautiful work, as ever.  :D
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Waylien Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Visually stunning & beautiful concept!                                                                              Clap 
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MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, I want to stare at it forever (which, of course, is what you want people to do). This is great!
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bluebird00 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool!
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Peppermint334 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Strangely reminds me of this Radiance thing you did about a year ago.
In more awesome.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep!  In the description I mentioned that the person who commissioned this wanted it in the same feel as Radiance.
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Mark-Rezyka Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Cool!
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NamelessOkami Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing painting, and it is entertaining to look at for long periods of time.
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kirbysuperstar97 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
So beautiful!!
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JessPalo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Truly amazing.
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Radiance is one of my favorites of yours but this... THIS might top it. I hope you make it available in your etsy shop. It would compliment my Radiance print so nicely!! It's just GORGEOUS!
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seek-and-hide Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
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bluehorse-rmd Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
This is phenomenal!
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, I love the blue and how perfectly they fit together!
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