This scene is from a recent trip Onelio took to Italy. While leaving Venice in a water taxi for the airport, he conceived this painting. The receding skyline of Venice is visible in the background beyond the flag of Italy and the wake of the boat. Onelio placed a model napping in the boat as the strong Venetian light casts curious shadows across the interior and the sitter's blanket.

- Onelio Marrero

Leaving Venice

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

14" h x 18" w x 1.2" 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.