View Full Version : "Nashville Street Corner" FINAL

Reed Jones
09-15-2018, 09:33 AM
36" x 24"
Oil on linen

09-15-2018, 10:03 PM
Really nice, Reed! Ordinarily this amount of detail would overwhelm, but it's just right for this scene as it reflects what I presume is the energy and excitement of the area. Beautiful color and a very interesting composition. I like it a lot!

Reed Jones
09-16-2018, 10:40 AM
Thanks, Annie! My wife described this painting as sitting too close to the screen at a movie theater, insofar as there is a lot of detail to try to take in and not be overwhelmed. I agree and I certainly did try to keep things as loose as possible, but yeah. A lot going on...

sea dangler
09-23-2018, 03:09 PM
Excellent work,I am a lover of detailed work.

10-17-2018, 08:07 PM
Lovely work!

10-20-2018, 06:28 PM
Nice work Reed. The final piece looks polished. As far as the comment from your wife. I know the effect she is referring to. If you wanted to mitigate the effect in future, consider shooting your ref photos with a larger aperature (lower number). Depth of field really helps sell distance I think.

Reed Jones
10-24-2018, 11:14 AM
The only thing I could control w/ this photo was the crop. The original photo came from the WC Reference Library and I cropped in on it fairly radically. Admittedly, my crop sacrificed a sense of scale and distance, but that's what I liked about it. I was going for shapes and colors and not so much scene capture. Another comment from my wife (I'm quoting her a lot) was that she liked the "abstraction" of the final, so I think she understood what I was going for.

10-27-2018, 12:20 AM
Love this up close scene, Reed! It has the city flavor and style.

11-17-2018, 10:22 AM
Wow I love the detail. Your pillars on the buildings look so amazing I just want to reach out and touch them.

Reed Jones
11-18-2018, 03:38 PM
Thanks for the kind words! Those columns were what really piqued my interest when i first saw this reference photo. That's also why I cropped in so tight - I wanted the columns to be the main focus.

12-10-2018, 10:50 AM
Awesome piece.

Payne's Grey
12-31-2018, 06:39 PM
Yes, those columns first grab my eyes and pull them back again after examining all the surrounding lights.