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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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:iconbuntglas:
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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:iconwindfalcon:
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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Slushy-Pye 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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:iconkagenokarasu:
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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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconirishsea:
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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:icontheraincatsduo:
theraincatsduo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple wonderful.
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:iconfenrisxwolf:
FenrisxWolf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh God this is amazing!! The colours and detail and the balance of the composition is exquisite ^^
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:icongold-dragon8:
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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:iconcrossbowroof:
CrossbowROoF Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconegreonna:
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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:iconslipping-star:
Slipping-Star Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My brain
the negative space
the positive space
:faint:
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:iconwindfalcon:
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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:icononyana:
Onyana Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible stuff. Love it!
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:icon05beaste:
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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:iconbluebird00:
bluebird00 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool!
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:iconpeppermint334:
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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:iconwindfalcon:
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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:iconmark-rezyka:
Mark-Rezyka Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Cool!
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:iconnamelessokami:
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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:iconjesspalo:
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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:iconwoodswallow:
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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:iconatypicalcharly:
AtypicalCharly Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist
That is amazing!
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Tianithen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, I love the brilliance of the blue against the more muted tones. I have a love for herons and egrets too, can't help but admire the patience they display while they are fishing (and the speed they strike with once they've got a target!). We just have grey herons where I live but apparently the numbers of egrets in the UK are increase and where I am is a marshland with 2 lakes and a reservoir, perfect for water birds (hint hint any egrets that might be reading this ;) )
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EclecticManta Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Really beautiful! :D
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DragonDeamon88 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's beautiful, I really love These two birds <3
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animepegasus Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
absolutely beautifull. It's odd that these two birds almost share the same name in my country. litterely translated they would be the blue heron and the silver heron. 
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NairaNorica Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Wow, this is simply stunning... the colours, the composition, the way you did the feathers, everything just works together :heart:
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