All posts by Lorraine Centrella

Lorraine Centrella

About Lorraine Centrella

Born, raised, and still living in a small town in Connecticut, I am now working as a part time substitute teacher for pre-school through 5th grade. I feel that it's never too late to start a new interest or learn something new. I have not had formal art training or art education; but I have always been intrigued with color, design, texture, and composition in the natural world. Viewing art in museums/galleries is  an enjoyable activity. A few years ago, I tried my hand at painting with acrylics. I like the diversity - from wet-on-wet to the creamy, buttery, consistency. One of my personal goals is to grow, learn, and experiment as an artist. I enjoy the outdoors, so landscape painting appeals to me. Painting is my creative outlet. It can be fun, relaxing, exhilarating, frustrating, and mind absorbing. It is my transport to another place and time. Any comments and/or suggestions to help me on my artistic journey are welcome. Thank you, Lorraine Elizabeth

"February Unleashed"

"February Unleashed" 16"x20" Stretched Canvas Feb. 24th 2015 After three continuous days and nights listening to the howling wind whip across the snow field, my thoughts turned to never-ending February. This winter has been record setting for snow, wind, and arctic air, the  longest continuous stretch in 110 years.

"5° F"

16"x20" Stretched Canvas Friday, Feb. 13th, 2015 This is the temperature on the night I was painting this picture. I actually saw a rocky hillside covered in hanging icicles that afternoon. I used a palette knife, molding paste, and glazing medium to create the ice formations.  

Peace Of An Afternoon

January 28th, 2015 " 16"x20" Stretched Canvas  This past fall my husband and I took a walk at White Memorial in Litchfield, CT.  In the afternoon, we walked along a portion of the Bantam River. I was captivated by the stillness and reflection in the water. This is the reason I painted the scene.

Sunset On Arrakis

Arrakis is the formal name of the desert planet, "Dune". The painting was inspired by Frank Herbert's novel, "Dune". It is an 11"x14" painting done in acrylics on a canvas panel. I was recently honored by having this painting chosen to be displayed as part of a juried members exhibition at the New Britain Museum…

Palms Up

View from a lounge chair looking up at a palm tree in sunny St. Lucia. This painting is 16"x20" painted in acrylics on a 5/8" thick stretched canvas.