The Daily Art- Surrender from the choir series

Surrender from The Choir series #8 oils
Surrender from The Choir series #8 oils


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‘Surrender’ From the choir series #8

24″ X 36″
ready to hang, needs no frame
Gallery wrapped/back stapled
Here are the two quotes for this work.
(it’s a big work, it needed more words before
it would shape up and fly right):
Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us.
Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 – 1881)
Everything is on its way to becoming something else, and therefore, nothing can be held onto. If you see this clearly, if you consider and examine this deeply and fully, then letting go is the only thing left to do. How can you hold on? What is there to hold onto? So the art of spiritual surrender is really the art of not knowing. Then it doesn’t make any difference at all whether you are walking down the street or eating lunch or responding to your email or making love or sitting alone on your couch. This is the first and last time you will ever be doing this. If you truly understand that, it changes everything.


Good Friday all!
I have been so crazy busy this last week. I do have a new work that is coming along. I hope to finish it this loooong weekend, so maybe I can show it to you all by early next week. It’s supposed to be nice weather here in the Bluegrass, so we will be gardening, playing with the kids, and taking siestas on the back porch.
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  1. Kris Cahill
    February 26, 2008

    Congratulations on completing this piece, Heather. It is gorgeous! I love the energy field emanating from the woman here. She is simply glowing. Nice work! 🙂

  2. gypsy-heart
    February 26, 2008

    I agree with Kris…I love the energy and she is glowing.

    Looking forward to seeing more!

    I will come back later and read “Surrender.”

  3. San
    February 27, 2008

    Heather, I loved this painting the first time I saw it. I daresay the red-robed subject as well as her painter have surrendered to the best of causes!

  4. Kalliope Amorphous
    May 23, 2008

    This piece has such a strong, powerful energy to it. Really beautiful.
    I LOVE the quote here too. I NEEDED to read that today!


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