R L Oliver's Blog (5)

Doing it for love

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…


Added by R L Oliver on December 20, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

tropical surrealism

tropical surrealism


Added by R L Oliver on July 23, 2015 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Tropical Surrealism

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.

Added by R L Oliver on July 23, 2015 at 5:38pm — No 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…


Added by R L Oliver on May 4, 2015 at 1:00pm — 14 Comments

Salsa and Syncopation

My recent work has tried to express the syncopated rhythm of salsa music visually.  I have had mixed results that found expression in the work called Salsa Struggles.  I am not sure if I have posted it TAC or not, but know I have on fanartreview.com and believe I did so on my website rloliverartist.com.  Regardless, my follow the bouncing ball portrayal of eight beats to the measure music has not been fondly received... or so it seems.  Interested in hearing feedback about it.

Added by R L Oliver on March 11, 2015 at 12:37pm — No Comments


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