One of the wonders I enjoy most about New York City is the way early morning light cuts through the deep canyons of the streets. In this case, the light was cutting across Madison Avenue at the start of the day. The light reflected on the pedestrians and lengthened the shadows. I loved the way it made high contrast patterns on the shop windows on the right while the tones of the oncoming traffic had a subtle array of tints and shades of blue. 

- Onelio Marrero

Morning Light on Madison

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

24" h x 30" w x 2" d
2 lbs. 4 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.