Jared Small | Interview & Studio Visit
DLG: How do you decide which houses to photograph and paint?
JS: I try to find houses the seems to have a story to tell, ones that look like they’ve gone through something.
DLG: What is your process like? Do you have any rituals?
JS: I don’t sketch much normally I let images or pictures I’ve taking seen dictate what I am going to often I use Photoshop to lay out the painting. Then draw out the painting on board etc. I start on the main image first, trying to focus on the the theme in the painting then go form there. Rituals are, first coffee, then I put on some music, a TV show, or audiobook, then I get to work
DLG: Tell me about the title “Slight” and how you this word is significant to your work?
JS: Often the houses I paint are old and in disrepair or slighted, and the paintings are often slightly different from reality, slightly fading in to abstraction. So, when I noticed that the word slight was use a lot when describing my work, I made it the title.
DLG: What is next for you, what are you working on?
Working on making my work more dimensional add more layer and different materials. I’m experimenting now.