Walking on the New York City streets is always interesting regardless of the time or the weather. Sometimes for me, early morning is best. The streets are just beginning to fill with people going to work or heading out to shop. For this particular scene I wanted to get that early morning and slightly lonely feel. I also strove to capture the look of the wet pavement and the muted colors. I used the lighting in the store windows to contrast their vivid colors with the subdued colors of the street. In a sense, it's like the false world of manikins and accessories is competing with the poetic reality of the city.
The painting is varnished, wired and ready to hang. The edges of the gallery wrapped canvas are clean white.

- Onelio Marrero

Late September Drizzle

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

22" h x 28" w x 1" d
1 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.