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Voice of Autumn Light by windfalcon Voice of Autumn Light by windfalcon
Everything that I experience becomes a bud on the tree of my imagination. One single experience may not seem significant enough, but when it grows among clusters of other unfurling buds, it makes an important contribution to the whole. The greatest impact on my life and art have been the existence of falcons in the sky, art and literature. Even before a saw a real falcon, I was in love with their sharp wings and dark eyes. I found them in heavy books full of John James Audubon's paintings, and painstakingly illustrated in ink by Peter Parnall's hand. A life of yearning for more nature than found in the island of suburban neighborhoods spurred the obsession with trees, leaves, acorns. Oaks represented the old and arboreal, with a mythological sacredness to hidden creatures.

Autumn became a time where the world around me, no matter how cluttered with houses or choked by the growl of engines, burst in color that rivaled any paint or pigment. There seems to be a warmth, felt only visually, when the leaves turn to orange and gold.  This piece, created for the ArtOrder "Inspiration" challenge, embodies the concepts, emotions and ideas which represents my own inspiration - a collection of buds that when pieced together, create a poem where wings and leaves and autumn light are the words.

Acrylic on board, 16X20 inches
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:iconchetje:
chetje Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredibly beautiful Heart 
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LeoDragonsWorks Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Autumn is my favourite season, all the best color of it are summarised in this picture ^^
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elorhir Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Incredibly beautiful!
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gypsy0511 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is seriously my favorite art of a bird-ever! It's breathtaking!
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allison731 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured in :iconfuture-visionaries: Hall of Fame 
Your work is Star! The Best Art of the Day Star!
Congrats. ;) (Wink) Love
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natroo31 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
i love birds and this is amazing!!! :happybounce: 
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Gorgeous!
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BlossomsBrush Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
This is one of the most beautiful hawk paintings I have ever seen!
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NakaseArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Once again, Congratulations on winning ArtOrder's Inspiration challenge!
I love this painting, and I hope you offer prints sometime of it =)
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!  I likely will offer prints :)
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cassander42 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Your description of Autumn as a time when the natural world bursts into the urban world reminds me of the the Celtic conception of Samhain as a time when mortal world and the spirit world connect. Interesting that both occur at the same time of year.
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SavageTemptress Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Photographer
I can't even find the right words for this! This piece of artwork is beautiful in so many levels! 
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
This is a spectacular beauty !  :love: :clap:
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Cobalt549 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice feather detail!
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VincenAngellis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Nice...
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really great!
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BirdMan-Hwah Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
You've captured the warm-color autumn glow perfectly in this piece.
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, truly breath-takingly, stunningly, thought-provokingly beautiful. 
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exit-humanity Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
splendid photo,picture or what she is :D congratz
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ascenciok Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is phenomenal! The feathers are magnificent and I love the warmth of the colors. The lighting around the head gives the overall piece such a magical glow.
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CellyMonteiro Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<font><font>Very nice!</font></font>
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winnie246 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
amazing coloursStrong! 
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DominoPunkyHeart Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Absolutely stunning artwork :D
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013   General Artist
This is gorgeous,I love the use of light and color and the beauty of the scenery 
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:iconpanagyra:
Panagyra Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, that is gorgeous!
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Shijakjin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful...
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LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! All those feathers and that wonderful warm light! And the description brings even more life to this piece. 
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Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is beautifully vibrant!
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virnagray Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful painting, the colors are amazing:)
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is spectacular!  You are truly inspired!
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Gorgeous. Love the colors and details.
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous work :)
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animepegasus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Those colors just shout autumn, and the falcon looks so dynamic in some way. A wonderfull job.
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blightedangel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning colours, I love the subtle greens in the background helping to add to the glow of the orangey bird.  And the halo effect around the face is perfect.  Thank you for sharing!
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EchidnaSteelwing Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Simply stunning. I adore your work, and this one speaks volumes to my soul. Thank you for painting and sharing this.
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely gorgeous!!!
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Egreonna Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student
What a lovely metaphor for inspiration! It's true - little experiences add up to more significant ideas when you see them put together. And this painting is beautiful. As a watercolorist recently attempting to paint in acrylic, I'm amazed. 
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jessburnett Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
really awesome
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Marl1nde Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist
that looks fantastic!
the bright colours, yet it looks so real
the light just behind of the head
the sharp beak
i LOVE it
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MTgrave1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
great color
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MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the colors :clap:
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ReedenLandshey Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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Splash-Otter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Such a beautiful color scheme-and brilliant job on the textures of the bark, leaves, and feathers!
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wooow!

This is SO beautiful, it's breathtaking. The colours, the pose, the words which go with it - fantastic! You did a gorgeous job here,
I love this piece.
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sevenblackcats Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Fantastic colours! very beautiful job!
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Rogue7 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
:heart: Beautiful
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Tenshi-no-Kanashimi Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Gorgeous! As soon as I saw it, it was like a breath of fresh autumn air~ I love the halo of light behind it's head, making it seem to jump right out from the page.
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EpineQueen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Gorgeous color palette and composition! Is this for sale? I have another of your bird paintings, and this would be a wonderful pendant to it!
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Stolvezen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: I :love: it. He is autumn :aww:
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