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Sky Painter by windfalcon Sky Painter by windfalcon
So skilled are the graceful wings of falcons, it's as if they could paint the sky with each feathered tip.

This painting was partially inspired by the quote of a falconer whose blog I read -

"Goshawks are water. Falcons are air and hot stone. Goshawks are water and wood." -- Helen Macdonald

This, obviously, would be the 'air and hot stone.' The next painting, predictably, will be the goshawk.


Watercolor on hot-press Arches, 5X9 inches

This painting is available on my Etsy shop: [link]
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HYPPthe Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Curious... The slightly folded right wing and the fully extended left wing; is the falcon relying on lift asymmetry to actuate a right roll by shifting its aerodynamic center of lift left of its center of gravity?
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windfalcon Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't think physics have a place in this picture :3
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Embrymandre Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love the details of your landscapes, your background. That make the drawings look very pretty, very great! :)
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Lovely Work!!!
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MetalMagpie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Really gorgeous work. I love the way the movement of the wings echoes in the rock and sky. :clap:
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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nihonjoe Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
I like the flow of this one. It's very dynamic. :)
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PantherStar613 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous :)
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bjs1990peregrine Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... incredible job! I love the story behind this, and the falconer's quote as inspiration. It's a beautiful thing to see such a creature of grace paint the heavens with her wingtips.
Keep it up! :)
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :) I love inspirational quotes. They're such great 'fuel' for art!
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