Alexey Steele

Day’s First Light; Santa Monica Beach

  • Oil on canvas
  • 15" x 30", artwork
  • 20.75" x 36" x 2", framed
  • Contemporary
  • $7,500

Description
This artwork is a study for a bigger painting, titled Daybreak. The salient features of the painting by Alexey Steele are centered upon the magical and transformational effects of the morning light. Day’s First Light 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. Day’s First Light by Alexey Steele delivers an ethereal sense of presence and wonder.

Provenance
Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist

Exhibitions
The External and The Contemplative at American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, CA, October 24-November 21, 2015

Published
American Art Collector Editorial, October 2015, p. 138


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This artwork is a study for a bigger painting, titled Daybreak. The salient features of the painting by Alexey Steele are centered upon the magical and transformational effects of the morning light. Day’s First Light 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. Day’s First Light by Alexey Steele delivers an ethereal sense of presence and wonder.