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 11, 2015. 8 Replies

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Farmer s Daughter 3 oil pastel on canvas RLO 21 jan 2020

"This is so cool and kinda different from you...well done...."
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Farmer s Daughter 3 oil pastel on canvas RLO 21 jan 2020

This painting was done with stucco for texture and oil pastels for color. It was done on small canvas.
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Harbour

"The scene could have been last century of this century.  That makes it a timeless image, right?  Largely clean lines and open vista.  I like it!"
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Martin Watkins left a comment for R L Oliver
"Thanks  RL. To be honest I don't  think that I have ever produced a portrait that I  don't  look back at and wince. I can see an awful lot more wrong with this than the nostril ! I envy those who find their art relaxing…"
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"I figure this must be the formal attire of Zorro, right?  Or maybe an early Tangoist :) Your degree of contrast is quite impressive!  ... as are the borders on the face!  However, his left nostril needs a touch. Right?"
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Blue Threads oil pastel on canvas RLO jan 2020

While thinking of the Australian fires this image came to mind... one with blue threads of water. Done with oil pastel on canvas.
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"Thanks Nelson. It is not as bold with colors as I usually try to do, but glad you liked it anyway!"
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Chinese Herbal oil pastel and stucco on canvas RLO dic 2019

My last painting of 2019 done with oil pastel on canvas with stucco texturizer added. It is a plant of chinese origin that is used as an herbal infusion here... but don´t know the common or scientific name for it.
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"Thanks RL, you have mine too. Happy New Year"
Dec 31, 2019

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Doing it for love

Posted on December 20, 2017 at 11:00pm 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 5:38pm 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 1:00pm 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 continuing branching out with my paintings and drawings to test the limits of what is generally…

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At 10:37pm on January 20, 2020, Martin Watkins said…

Thanks  RL. To be honest I don't  think that I have ever produced a portrait that I  don't  look back at and wince. I can see an awful lot more wrong with this than the nostril ! I envy those who find their art relaxing to do. I find it a a compulsion in pursuit of the unachievable  and therefore endlessly frustrating. 

At 5:22pm on December 31, 2019, Martin Watkins said…

Thanks RL, you have mine too. Happy New Year

At 9:41pm on December 26, 2019, Sandi Vince said…

For the record, I loved your comments and yes, it is a clompliment for it to be be compared to your own work,  Thanks a lot.

At 9:40pm on December 26, 2019, Sandi Vince said…

Hi RL' You once made a comment on one of my paintings and left this message.  I am now replying to it.  At the time I was ill and even typing tired me out.

Comment by R L Oliver on September 6, 2018 at 2:26pmDelete Comment

I am not sure how you did the rabbit painting, but I really like it!  It reminds me of some of my work.... hopefully that´s a compliment :)

This comment you made was on a painting call the Tail of Love and Hope.   It is a watercolour and part of a children's story I was hoping to publish but have yet to do that part.

It is a story about the life of a Riverine Rabbit in South Africa.  These rabbits are almost extinct.  They can only be found in the Northern Cape, which is close to my hometown, Kimberley, City of Diamonds and Big Hole.

I am still working on this story but struggling to keep the story to a particular age group.  When I write it, it is always too sad for little readers and then to young for older children, yet I do not want to miss out on the emotion surrounded around these Rabbits.

I want children of all agages to feel how important it is to save these dear animals.

I do love to write stories, but I am also not as confident as I should be and spend too much time in procrastination.  I have thought of just printing off few copies of the story and take it to a few local schools and get feedback.

At 10:14am on December 26, 2019, Sandi Vince said…

Thank you so much for your lovely comment RL.  Hope you are having a great festive season and Happy 2020·

At 9:30pm on December 21, 2019, Sandi Vince said…

Hi and thank you RL for such a wonderful commentary on the The Crazy Tree and all the layers of depth you found in it.

At 5:57am on December 16, 2019, Laurel Nichols said…

Thank you RL for your nice comment on my painting! Love to see the wonderful colors from your artworks too!

At 5:27pm on December 8, 2019, Martin Watkins said…

Thanks RL. I believe he was a French painter. What caught my eye with this was the almost 'reverse' lighting. Shadows and highlights transposed.

At 2:05pm on December 2, 2019, Sandi Vince said…

Thank you RL, I love water and the cascades as well.  So many beautiful ones in South Africa/

At 5:35pm on November 25, 2019, Honeyjar said…

Thanks for your like n comment. 

 
 
 

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