The Frail Sisterhood (Oils on canvas.) by pauldrobertson

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Oils on canvas.

She is a running chainsaw thrown into a crowded room.
Amy. Yeah.

120 × 450cm
the song i wrote for her:
Nothing Endless

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Her face… a cold pale reflection. Exquisite. Vile.
So lovely

cold as a dead sun..
She is

I painted this woman as beautiful, far more lovely than what could be called her real face, i suppose..
after all of it, after such an exhaustion, a corrosive THOROUGHNESS of abuse..
after so long and so long
though the features ARE hers, the beauty that has swollen with is my own. it grew from
me

paint
in my own hands.
I painted her, because
i will be more than her. i will

I WILL shape what i CHOOSE with my hands.

“The Frail Sisterhood” is an archaic term for prostitution. I… will let you infer from that title what you would.
And…
This… of course…

When the last letter burns; A scar on the flesh of your inner thigh,
a sickness of time.
Flailing but soft and ribs under skin.
Attenuated and flush against ice under water.
Collapsed into itself and fed with colors and selfless fading rage.

Blown out like surf or a candle,
a light bulb a curse or a mind.

A porcelain flinch spattered warm soaked corpulent
Tart and sharp behind her teeth and so bright
such colour
Such colour!

And she’s so far less beautiful than the her that I had conceived;
My own memory a scratched cup,
a bent fork.
Each millimeter of skin
It’s own unique flaw coming together and
not making a whole but more pieces.
Fleshy and pallid like a clockwork moon
and will never want her,
from me oh
Licking the life from my fingers
oh

her eyes.
Like life. so like life.

a few more words

“Blood-wine”:

You are a princess at christmas time.
You are blood-wine,
You are an endless succession of worlds suspended in time.
You are WONDER to me
You are LUST.
Your flesh your eyes your wounds your mind.
I am breathless before you.
I am dazed.
I am thrilled.
I am PROUD that you are mine.
I will stand beside you.
I will hold your hand.
I WILL love you exquisitely as we boil burn,
make, create and hurt -
Overfilled with our razored lives.
I will forgive you.
I will heal you.
I WILL.

This text fits PRECISELY without a character missing into one text in an old, old, OLD nokia.

The first line i had used in an older poem, though that was slightly different and not TO anyone. the rest was for her heart only.

she replied with ‘ive read some of that before.’

and that was all.

Paul D Robertson
Perth Australia
www.pauldrobertson.com

HI EVERYBODY!!
I have been writing my novel, which is so exciting i made my cat throw up last chapter I finished. Um… I spun her around saying “YAY!” too much. so i haven’t been painting anywhere near as much as i like to. (I’ve also been realllllllly sick. oh well.) Apart from painting I have a side-line in cat straightening – an uncommon skill that i learned in a dzong in Bhutan.

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Comments

  • aprilmansilla
    aprilmansillaabout 6 years ago

    just stunning Paul …I love this work so much! God this is beautiful!

  • oh april… thank you so very, very much.
    now i have to show it to her. yikes.

    – pauldrobertson

  • HeatherTS
    HeatherTSabout 6 years ago

    a bit of a cold responce i’d say…shit, some ppl are never satisfied…these are the ones that most try desperately to please…

  • TextureoftheSin
    TextureoftheSinabout 6 years ago

    Love you’ve made this look like a paintintg…well to me it does anyway. Love the face emphasised by the dark

  • thank you ms sin… it was difficult to look at her image for that long to be honest..!

    – pauldrobertson

  • umit IS apainting. oils on canvas. no digital work at all. burshes. turpentine.
    paint in hai. eyebrow. lunch. on cat.
    and…
    www.pauldrobertson.com
    LISTEN TO THE SONG ON THE SAME PAGE! JUST CLICK!
    PLEASE! it would mean so very much to me…

    – pauldrobertson

  • Judi Taylor
    Judi Taylorabout 6 years ago

    her eyes are so revealing …. stunning work!

  • thank you judi… her eyes were naturally permanently dilated. when she was straight.

    – pauldrobertson

  • TheKittyGirl
    TheKittyGirlabout 6 years ago

    “…I WILL love you EXQUISITELY as we boil burn, make, create and hurt – Overfilled with our razored lives…”

    Gawd, those words! That passion! Rawr!

    The picture isn’t bad, either, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the words.

    -Kitty

  • thank you kitty! it is very important to me to believe in my writing as my painting has, finally i guess received enough awards and success for me to accept its value.

    – pauldrobertson

  • www.pauldrobertson.com
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    PLEASE! it would mean so very much to me…

    – pauldrobertson

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaabout 6 years ago

    this is truly a remarkably stunning piece. Love the shadow that says as much as the face

  • thank you tania. i had hoped precisely for this piece to speak thus.

    – pauldrobertson

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    – pauldrobertson

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesalmost 4 years ago

    This is hauntingly beautiful..when an artist can capture the eyes, the soul through the eyes, he is then accomplished in my book :)

  • thank you so deeply. hers are… forever dilated. a strange neurological phenomenon. They hide a monster. Can you see her amidst such a face?

    – pauldrobertson

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    – pauldrobertson

  • Naveen  Sharma
    Naveen Sharmaalmost 4 years ago

    WOW Amazing !
    Well Art Work !!

  • thanks naveen! it was a labour of confusing and weirdly hopeless and self-destructive love…um.lol. truly.
    www.pauldrobertson.com
    LISTEN TO THE SONG ON THE SAME PAGE! JUST CLICK!
    PLEASE! it would mean so very much to me…

    – pauldrobertson

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 4 years ago


    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • i am truly honoured. THANK YOU!

    – pauldrobertson

  • www.pauldrobertson.com
    LISTEN TO THE SONG ON THE SAME PAGE! JUST CLICK!
    PLEASE! it would mean so very much to me…

    – pauldrobertson

  • jeanni2010
    jeanni2010almost 4 years ago

  • i am deeply endebted to you for featuring this work. it means more than i can say.

    – pauldrobertson

  • www.pauldrobertson.com
    LISTEN TO THE SONG ON THE SAME PAGE! JUST CLICK!
    PLEASE! it would mean so very much to me…

    – pauldrobertson

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