Marine Scenery and Ships: Watercolors by Steven Lush
Steven Lush is an accomplished watercolor artist who specializes in paintings depicting coastal marine scenery and ships. A signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Steven draws inspiration from 20th century commercial illustrations and paintings.
I love the delicate hand with which Steven renders his images. Never does an image in the artist’s portfolio seem overworked, and once can see individual marks of watercolor alongside and in amongst deep layered washes.
Steven’s focus on the ocean lends itself well to the medium of watercolor, though the artist also works in oil throughout his portfolio. Using the full range of either medium, Steven is able to create great distinction between the ethereal waves of the ocean and the hard physicality of boats and architecture. I really enjoy the way he builds up oceans, often using a single color scheme and showcasing depth and texture using different shades and tones. For more marine artworks, check out the portfolio of Nella Lush.
Blue Triangle, oil, cold wax, brass, copper, asphalt, marble dust on linen on birch panel