Works on Paper - Two Ink Gouaches with photo of Porsche and autumn leaves
In 1969, Reed’s politically appointed job as art director of the Peace Corps ended.
Shortly there after he left his two story carriage house studio behind the Jeﬀerson Hotel where he created his large color ﬁeld paintings.
Later in the seventies, his attention turned to works on paper and photography. He worked with oil pastels on paper. Reed sometimes melted the pastels together to create the intense colors he preferred to use. He alsoexperimented with inks using tools he made himself at his home studio.
His sense of humor had him combine photographs of unrelated objects with his works on paper. Similar works are displayed at the Tulsa Public Library, the Scottsdale Public Arts Project and other
The photographs of automobile parts were taken in the early eighties at the Barett- Jackson Auctions in the Los Arcos Mall parking lot.
All works on paper are framed using museum quality plexiglass and are signed and dated by Reed.