R L Oliver
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  • Cali, Valle del Cauca
  • Colombia

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Started this discussion. Last reply by R L Oliver Jan 10, 2015. 8 Replies

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Castillos Clock acrylic and ink on canvas RLO jan 2018

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"I might have called it Miranda Mirando :)"
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"It is stunning and I wondered if you did the human form.  This answers that question!  Really superb work."
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Doing it for love

Posted on December 20, 2017 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

When I started this latest immersion in drawing and painting, I was looking for my old self that enjoyed it deeply and at times could do it hour after hour.  I had lost that for too long, and was more than ready for the fond memories that came to mind in the early 2000s when I was into illustrating words and verses and not much into images in themselves.  So, I took a formal class or two in watercolor, something I had avoided as much as possible before, and discovered happily that I loved…

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Tropical Surrealism

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

Since Magical Realism is so big in Colombia, I have decided to do a series of abstracts entitled Tropical Surrealism.  See recent postings on the Blog Section of rloliverartist.com.

Abstractions?

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 8:00am 14 Comments

Abstractions are neither easily definable or easily accomplished.  I find that what I call an abstraction, meaning lifted out of the realm of the specific to the realm of the general, is not seen as such by others, instead, they are often called expressive works.  So, I have tried to…

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At 7:25pm on January 14, 2018, John R said…

Hey RL

Thanks so much for the wonderful compliment ...you are very kind and it is much appreciated my friend,

Keep up the great work.

John

At 11:13am on January 13, 2018, Andrea Santee said…

Good morning R L Oliver...thank you so much for all the very nice comments on so many of my paintings.  One of the paintings that you mentioned is an actual enormous fire event that happened in California in 2011....and now again in 2017.  I really enjoyed your work also....love the bright colors and movement....It seems that I must have movement in my paintings.  Thank you for requesting my friendship...you have it. Looking forward to seeing more of your work!!

At 6:41pm on December 31, 2017, P.J Fields said…

Thanks R L for the like and comment on Hills Of Spring.

At 6:38pm on December 29, 2017, P.J Fields said…

Thanks R L for the like on Purple Mountain & the like & comment on Silence #2

At 7:05pm on December 27, 2017, P.J Fields said…

Your welcome R L. These days I use the plastic outer part of a ball point pen instead of a straw it seems to work better for me! yes R L the thing is to allow the water to carry the pigment in the desired direction.If you check the sky in my watercolor Purple Mountain you will see how I suspended the paper from the top left hand corner to get that effect.Hope this helps. Take care,P.J.

At 11:40am on December 27, 2017, dee harris said…

you're welcome, rl oliver

At 4:18pm on December 24, 2017, P.J Fields said…

Your welcome R L. I've been working in watercolor on and off for over 30 years,and it is my favorite medium! I will tell you in my humble opinion the most important part of watercolor is WATER.I use a VERY wet on wet technique to achieve the light in my work.When I think what is happening  at the quantum level with the pigment floating about on top of the water it all depends on how much water is on the surface of the paper,as  the water sinks into the paper or drys up I have different effects.I use different methods to achieve the light from tilting the paper to blowing the wet paint with a straw.This took a lot of experimenting on my behalf (and lots of scraped paintings ha!)but as I love to experiment and learn new stuff all the time,this is what keeps me going!!Another method to achieve the light is to gently lift whichever area of the painting you choose with a paper towel while everything is still wet.Hope this helps.Take care P.J.

At 5:07am on December 22, 2017, Mairi McLeod said…

Thank you so much for your comments on my work. I am going to experiment on water based oils for a bit and see what happens!

At 6:14am on December 19, 2017, Lyn Pilgrim said…

hi Oliver yes we've watched Doc Martin it was filmed in Port Isaac, have you seen Poldark that's filmed in Cornwall as well. We are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the UK &   I'm sure that your part of the world is beautiful as well !! Lyn x

At 10:42am on December 18, 2017, Lyn Pilgrim said…

thank you Oliver for your kind words on my art, have you visited Cornwall  ? Enjoy your day, Lyn x

 
 
 

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