Lon uses the finest professional grade Winsor Newton paints from
England to create his watercolor paintings.
Paper for these paintings is limited to either Arches, a French
paper, or Twinrocker, a handmade paper from Indiana. Each is 100%
Lon begins with a pencil study to arrange the composition. The
paper is then stretched on a watercolor board. Then he transfers
the drawing to the stretched paper, and works on an upright Italian
easel, the same used for his tempera paintings.
He prefers a technique called "drybrush," which combines
luminous glazes and fine detailed brushwork over glazes. His goal
is to model the image in a method akin to drawing. This results
in a painting often compared to egg tempera.