Original Watercolor Paintings by Lon Mercier
Watercolor paintings are offered only infrequently.
Please check with the gallery regarding paintings in this medium.

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% archival.

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.

  Mirror to the Sea

Mirror to the Sea
by Lon Mercier


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