Jon Adam prefers oil paint as the medium for his paintings, the vibrant colours of the oil paints are achieved by making most of the oil paint by hand, grinding the pigment with cold pressed linseed oil as a medium. This provides the clarity for good colour refraction giving strength and intensity to the colours. Most of the pigments are supplied by L. Cornelissen & Son of London. If not hand ground in the studio high quality oil paints are sourced from colourist and paint manufacturer Michael Harding.
For the surface high quality Belgian Linen or Cotton Duct is professionally stretched over a hardwood stretcher frame to a museum quality. It is then primed with high quality primer that consists of china clay, titanium white and alkyd resins this forms a very stable permanent and flexible ground for the oil paints.