This is one in a series of paintings I have executed over the years exploring ponds, waterlilies, koi and goldfish. Koi and goldfish can be skittish but they seem to associate looming shadows of humans overhead with feeding time. Whenever, I approach my own or neighbors' ponds the fish begin to circle and disturb the water surface looking for food. The ripples and bubbles that distort the reflections of sky and foliage add to my delight as I watch these magnificent creatures.

- Onelio Marrero

Feeding Time

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

11" h x 14" w x 1.25" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Onelio Marrero
Rockaway, New Jersey

Getting to Know Onelio

Onelio Marrero paints city scenes of everyday life. In an impressionistic style he captures the romanticism of New York City, the picturesque fountains in Central Park and the wet city streets after a rainy afternoon. His use of warm tones creates a sense of nostalgia and the feeling that you have visited or seen this particular scene before. Onelio will often paint from direct observation, or he will work from a combination of photographs and combine numerous sources into one piece. In this way his work combines reality with fantasy, creating a new story with each painting. His work captures an appreciation for beauty in all of its greatest forms; nature, art, and people.