The nearly austere setting of this restaurant with one waiter setting up against the cherry blossom panel in the background just spoke, "Less is more." I particularly enjoyed rendering the gold leaf effect and the blossoms of the panel. The waiter's white attire picked up the color contrast against the warm tones of the environment. I particularly enjoyed rendering the foreground in such a way that it would contrast with the  warmth of the background. I included my name in Japanese characters on the painting's left side beneath the cherry tree limb.

The painting is varnished, wired and ready to hang. The edges are a clean white gesso.

- Onelio Marrero

Less Is More

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

24" h x 30" w x 2" d
2 lbs. 12 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.