Shadows Shorten into Little PoolsOnelio Marrero
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
18 " h x 24 " w x 1.2 " d |1 lbs. 4 oz.
The inspiration for this painting came from lyrics of a song by one of my favorite musicians, Bruce Cockburn. He wrote a song where he describes a nocturnal walk with a friend, and he describes the way the street lights cause the shadows to "shorten into little black pools, then elongate behind." In my painting, the setting is an alley in Hoboken, NJ. I was also inspired by a painting by Sargent that depicts a young woman walking down an alley. The architecture here reminded me of Dutch painters.
Rockaway, New Jersey
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.
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I purchased your "Bubble Meditation" and absolutely love it. I am not a connoisseur, just a normal person that likes what I like. I love a painting that pulls me into it and makes me part of the moment, your paintings do that. I will enjoy my painting for a long time to come. Thank you!- D Gibson
I love my “Two Man Pour” painting as it is detailed by nature. I saw mirror image and mirror reflection with facial features, which are exquisitely realistic. The rust medium reminds me of Jean-Honore Fragonard. My next painting from you was going to be ‘Almost Closing Time” which I lost to another collector. ‘When you snooze, you lose’ It will not happen again. Bravo Onelio Marrero.- A Danso