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Paul Kissing Miss Polly (pastel and charcoal and chalk) by pauldrobertson

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Paul Kissing Miss Polly (pastel and charcoal and chalk) by 

It was a realllllllly nice kiss.
This piece – well – it is the first and still the only time i have painted or drawn myself looking beautiful; and not deformed by my life, my raging searing heart. The girl I was kissing hurt me, ah well ah hell…
Again I choose to force beauty from what could sour with pain and rage.
Then I learned a little by drawing this…
i believe that we wear our sins. that we are formed by our love or hatred. our features cannot help but follow the curl of sneer; furrows of a bitter mouth. laugh lines are called that for a REASON. we are made beautiful as we age by WHO WE ARE – picture of dorian grey, yes? oscar wilde?
at least i like to think so

And as I drew this I realised that this was true of my own image, my own features. I was shocked when I looked at this painting on my easel, knowing its adherence to the photograph from when it grew…
It was a nice shock. It is so hard to see ourselves sometimes.
It is hard, always, to truly look.
I hope I remain beautiful, in my heart. I hope that my smiles curve and crinkle the lines around my eyes.
I hope for deep, craggy LAUGH LINES furrowing my skin, delighted at life as I age, and made beautiful at that very delight.

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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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  • KathyysKrafts
    KathyysKraftsabout 7 years ago

    I really like the softness of this piece. It is even more dramatic after reading the harshness of the relationship.

  • Sarah Moore
    Sarah Mooreabout 7 years ago

    love is an amazing drug – addictive, the highs are a buzz but the lows hurt like hell. Great image full of raw emotion.

  • Marie Magnusson
    Marie Magnussonabout 7 years ago

    your art is so strong and emotional Paul, it really moves me, know that even if I don’t leave many comments you have a fan in me

  • LittleHelen
    LittleHelenabout 7 years ago

    Lovely painting Paul ;) You look like a pair of angels :)

  • Michelle Hitt
    Michelle Hittabout 7 years ago

    Amazing – as always.

  • pauldrobertson
    pauldrobertsonabout 7 years ago

    thank you all so very much. so important to me to receive your comments

  • StacyLee
    StacyLeeabout 7 years ago

    Beautiful painting! I’m sorry she hurt you. Takes a long time to get over that kind of thing.

  • missalyshachristine
    missalyshachristineabout 7 years ago

    wonderful composition…:)

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 7 years ago

    I’m not sure how to respond to this……………..after reading your pain….

    Beyond moving, both painting and your cathartic words….

  • kimwild
    kimwildabout 7 years ago

    Love this and after reading what lies beside it, I now know why! Great art, be that painting, writing or other, often stems from great pain! Not sure what that is in us humans, maybe it’s all part of our healing process. Ultimately, one must gives thanks for the lessons, picks up the pieces of our broken heart and move the fuck on! There is no other way! I wish you love, light, healing and lots more brilliant “expression” Thanks for your honesty and sharing!

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