R L Oliver
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Started this discussion. Last reply by R L Oliver Jan 11, 2015. 8 Replies


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"Interesting expression on the face that´s very well done.  What were you trying to convey?  And who is the figure?  He looks hispanic?"
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"Have learned that I will probably always be a novice, but that´s okay.  I would rather be beginning than ending."
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Poinsettia 6 (2) oil pastel on canvas RLO dic 2019 - copia

This is the sixth poinsettia that I have painted lately. It is on a 20 x 25 cm canvas and was mainly done with oil pastel and graphite.
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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…


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.


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 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. 

At 5:20pm on November 19, 2019, Martin Watkins said…

Thanks RL.

At 8:43am on April 4, 2019, Martin Watkins said…

Thanks RL

At 2:19pm on March 28, 2019, Mairi McLeod said…

Yes but the picture is so complex for young people today with the advancement of technology it's 24 hour pressure. I have 2 daughters and I teach them to ignore the crap that they see on Instagram, snapchat etc. - luckily for me they feel able to talk to me about things and we can unpick any incidents online or at school etc. I wouldn't want to be their age again with all that going on. Thank god for art and music !!!!!! 

At 1:51pm on March 25, 2019, Mairi McLeod said…

Hi, Yes I was really influenced by their education system where outdoor learning is a large part of their ethos for young people. I did see the other side too - there is a high suicide rate and alcohol problem but it is a harsh climate and they tend to internalise a lot of their personal problems. I think they are miles ahead on issues like anti-bullying and climate change etc. I am sure I will enjoy my trip as it will be spring and the snow will have melted! Have a nice day!


At 1:18pm on March 24, 2019, Mairi McLeod said…

Hi RL,

No I haven't watched it but I will because I actually used to live in Helsinki funnily enough - so will watch for the scenery alone. I am going back to Finland for a party in a couple of months time so I will be sure to catch it before I go! Thanks for all the comments on my facebook page too! 


At 2:49pm on March 23, 2019, Mairi McLeod said…

Hi RL,

Thanks for your message. I don't enter competitions but I do sometimes exhibit and sell cards of my work. I gave a canvas painting to a charity yesterday to auction off - not sure how it went but it's all I can offer.

I have quite a lot of work on but also try and fit in some art work as well. Your website is fantastic. 

I haven't got a website but I do have facebook and Instagram.


Keep up the good work!

At 5:56pm on March 1, 2019, dee harris said…




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