- Oil on linen mounted on aluminum panel
- 30" x 60", artwork
- 38.5" x 68.5" x 2.5", framed
The salient features of the painting by Alexey Steele are centered upon the magical and transformational effects of the morning light. Daybreak is filled with harmonies in paint that capture a fleeting moment, the shimmering rays of awakening sun hitting the foam of morning surf, the pink glow endowing sleeping skies and purple morning gleam skimming the surface of the water. The particular composition of this painting is not typical for a seascape; instead it introduces a rather interesting layout of orchestrated masses, patterns and shapes. A knowledgeable art connoisseur would pay attention to the foreground which gives just enough balance yet appears to be as important in transfusing different reflections of morning light as the mesmerizing ocean waves in the background. Daybreak by Alexey Steele delivers an ethereal sense of presence and wonder.
Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist.
Study sold in 2013
"On Location in Malibu" triennial exhibition at Frederick R. Weiseman museum of Art, Malibu, CA, May 23 - August 2, 2015. Artwork was selected to represent the show on the main museum banner, as well as the cover of the invitation
"The External and The Contemplative" at American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, CA, October 24-November 21, 2015
To be featured in an upcoming Rizzoli's book "California Light 2: Seascapes and Seaside Towns"
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