Little Earthquakes; charcoal and chalk by pauldrobertson

Canvas Prints

Small (11.8" x 8.0")


Little Earthquakes; charcoal and chalk by 

Sizing Information

Small 11.8" x 8.0"
Medium 17.7" x 12.0"
Large 23.7" x 16.0"
X large 29.6" x 20.0"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

Named for a Tori Amos song that makes me cry pretty much every time. yeh, i know… i am SUCH a pussy heh.
I was still pretty down and not making any money. I was pretty insecure about this piece and didn’t show it until it had been framed for a couple of months. It is pretty much pure escapism, with darker undertones of course.
The girls don’t really exist, though I think that the place does, I found the pic of the tunnel on the net and got carried away adding my own stuff to it.
There is my left hand-print drawn into the light in the middle of the tunnel; starting a sort of trade mark with that I guess.

I do find solace in my work often, though it really is work and not play. This is a good example. It is somewhere, some elsewhere, a long way from where I was, dreamy surreal and dark. I love chiaroscuro and use it constantly, but why the hell not? The symbolism is a bit obvious now I think about it – “look there’s a light at the end of that there tunnel!” but it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t really matter at all, does it?

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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  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 7 years ago

    this is so hauntingly beautiful. so don’t stop now. you are very special.

  • Judith Oppenheimer
    Judith Oppenhe...over 7 years ago

    a very special image, absolutely

  • pauldrobertson
    pauldrobertsonover 7 years ago

    thank you both. paul

  • sally williams
    sally williamsover 7 years ago

    This is exquisite Paul

  • ozjami
    ozjamiover 7 years ago

    Excellant !!

  • vixnpips
    vixnpipsover 7 years ago

    doesn’t matter at all.. it’s a great image.

  • Cliff Vestergaard
    Cliff Vestergaardover 7 years ago

    Man I love all your art work its so dream like.

  • Melissa Vowell
    Melissa Vowellover 7 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous. As soon as I saw the title in my recent activity monitor i thought “oooh, Tori Amos” hehe. You’re one of a kind Paul. This is magical. And there always is, you know.

  • jetsta42
    jetsta42over 7 years ago

    Paul, it’s beautiful, as are you

  • pauldrobertson
    pauldrobertsonover 7 years ago

    you guys say the coolest things…
    thank you

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