About me-

Originally a watercolor artist, hence "PAPER" in my blog title, I now paint exclusively with bright acrylics, capturing the coast, the light-play in trees and the combination of both.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Beach



In the spirit of adventure and of freedom of expression-I ventured to a new place and was so pleased with the result.  I'll be trying more for sure!  Size 10x10.

Seaweed and Salt



Hands down- this is still one of my favorite sights. ..sounds. ..smells.  Size 24x24

Purple Birches



It's a New England tree- that's good enough for me to paint it!  Size 24x36.

Sparkles



At 12x30 the panoramic view through the trees on a New England shore is one of my favorite things. ...

Sandy Path



This 18x18 and a few others will get to ride the Steamship Authority ferry to Nantucket in June for display arty the Sosebee  Gallery.

Sunset Dunes



Mexico Beach in Florida seems to be able to show off its beauty quite effectively during a sunset -wouldn't you agree? This painting is 18x18 .

Purple Morning



36x36 this painting represents my favorite part of a forest- its ability to filter the sun so beautifully.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Goldenrod


Growing up in Maine- I had the experience of going by boat to some small island of the coast, coveted in goldenrod,  awaiting the arrival of migrating Monarch butterflies.  This painting is 10x20.

Sunlit Forest


Size 24x24- the sun beaming through a forest at various times of day always provides me with inspiration.

Coopers Beach


Located in Southampton, the entrance to Coopers Beach is picturesque and really gives you a sense of anticipation for the amazing waters of the Atlantic that are waiting for you. Size 12×36 on gallery wrapped canvas.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Warm Dunes


Yes...the beach is definitely on my mind.  I have so many beach-based paintings to do for Nantucket,  Wellesley and hopefully the Hamptons soon! This painting is 24x36 and shows my love of shadows in the dunes. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Receding Blues


I love to notice the blues and purples that recede in a landscape -it was one of the first "rules" I learned about for watercolors and it really does highlight trees in the distance.  This piece is 18 x 24 acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Eastern Reds



 A small but bright piece that highlights the amazing colors that can be produced in the eastern sky in the morning.  Size 8x24 acrylic on canvas.

Dusk at Lowtide



In many areas along the East coast the sun sets behind the beach- casting beautiful colors and shadows on the waves.  Size 24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Marsh Brights




A smaller but inviting piece that draws the eye up the marsh to a sunlit backdrop.  I love the smells and sounds in salt marsh and I can wait to live next to let this summer in Maine. 18x24 acrylic on canvas.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Branched Coral Reef



I'm having so much fun with this bright pallette -this is the third underwater adventure for me and it's 36x36 on canvas.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sagaponack Sunset



Coming from Maine, I love the names of the towns in the Hamptons, many originating from American Indian names just like in Maine.  This sunset has just the right elements of brightness and shadows, all colorful and memorable.  Size 24x24, it is the third in my Hamptons series and is currently available for purchase directly through me at paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com

East Hampton Greens



The second in my Hamptons Series- this painting is also 24x24 and showcases the terrific blues and greens in the Atlantic Ocean, especially off of the coast of the Hamptons.  This painting is currently available for purchase through me at paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com - hopefully through a gallery someday soon!

Sag Harbor Sunset




I have a goal of finding representation on Long Island in the Hamptons. The coastline, ocean and marshes are beautiful!  This is the first of many in a series that has been promoted by Kelli Delaney of www.kdhamptons.com , who found me through Instagram and wrote a terrific article about my work and my desire to paint for a gallery in the Hamptons.  You can find my article here: http://www.kdhamptons.com/featured/new-kdhamptons-featured-artist-holly-lombardo/
As for this painting, it is size 24x24 and currently available for purchase directly through me at paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com

Reef II



I am really having run with these underwater scenes-the colors just can't be duplicated above the surface of the ocean.  This painting is 18x36 and is currently available for purchase through me at paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dune Reds



Dune Reds- 36×36  While I love ocean side dunes with their blue and purple shadows, I am excited when I can paint them relative to bold colors.  This painting is offered exclusively by WizzieBroach.com

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Coral Reef



Coral reefs are part of my past desire to be a marine biologist.  The diversity and colors always catch my eye. Size 24x24 on cradled birch panel.  Inquiries about purchasing this painting may be made directly to paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com

Forest Blue II


This painting is offered exclusively by WizzieBroach.com.  36x36 acrylic on canvas.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Sunset Glow


I am known around town as one who takes pictures out of her sunroof- I truly cannot pass up a stunning display of colors and New England gives then to me in all 4 perfect seasons. Size 12x30 acrylic on canvas.  Inquiries about the purchase of this painting may be made directly to paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com

Coastal Orange


The coast of Maine is not just about evergreens.  There is much color to be found which always compliments the bluish-green water.  This painting of Maine proves just that- mother nature knows what she is doing.  Size 24x36 acrylic on canvas.  This painting is available for purchase from the Wright Gallery.

Upward Blue


SOLD
I am forever looking up-all seasons,  all weather.  Here,  my view did not disappoint. Size 18x18 acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Storm Clearing



At 30x40 this painting shows how well mother nature pairs greyish-Blue clouds with brightened oranges and yellows on the trees....the natural color wheel.  This painting may be purchased through the J. Todd Gallery.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Three Friends



As a child who played in the woods I often imagined the trees having personalities.   I imagine these three sharing many secrets,  many winters and spring leaves.   Size 18x18.  This painting may be purchased through the Wright Gallery.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Reflected Pines


This is one of my paintings that just fell into place from the beginning.   For me this is the hardest task to accomplish...but every time I manage it I feel so accomplished!   Size 30x40. This painting is available for purchase through the Wright Gallery!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Blue Marsh



I love the colors of the marsh grasses in the fall and the crisp pale blue reflections of the sky in the mud flats at low tide.  Size 12×24.  Inquiries about the purchase of the painting may be made directly to paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Winter Warmth


Another 36x36 now available for purchase through the J. Todd Gallery in Wellesley. ..I hope we get some of our own snow soon!

Forest Reds



This painting is available for purchase through Chatham Fine Art Gallery (formerly J. Todd) in Chatham.  Please contact me directly at paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com for more information.  Size 36x36 acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Abstracted Dunes



I started this 18×18 a while ago and finally finished it to my liking in a more abstract manner.  This painting is available for purchase through Chatham Fine Arts Gallery (formerly J. Todd) in Chatham.  Please contact me at paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com for more information.

New England Home Ad

I really still get so excited when J.Todd uses one of my paintings in their advertisements in New England Home and Design New England magazines! My winter painting is the one in the middle on the bottom.

Glow

"Glow" 18×36....I've certainly held up traffic by sticking my camera out my car window.   That's how this picture originated.  This painting is available at Chatham Fine Art Gallery (formerly J. Todd) in Chatham.  Please contact me directly at paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com for more information.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Late Sun


I'm always looking to photograph that perfect late sun....purples in the shadows and glowing oranges in the light.  This painting is 24x24 on canvas and is headed to the gallery today!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wolf's Neck Park


12x12 on a deeper 2 3/8" canvas, this view is one of my favorites from Maine.  Walking through the woods at Wolf's Neck, and finding the ocean at the other end. This painting is available for purchase through the Wright Gallery.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Autumn Pond


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Sized 18x18 this piece represents the amazing fall colors we see in New England. I'm not sure I could ever give up my four seasons...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Blue Harbor


A view all too familiar- hopefully someday it will be my own to enjoy every morning for every season.   Size 18x36 acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas.   This painting is available for purchase from the J. Todd Gallery in Wellesley.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Commissioned Stream


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Recently delivered commission- 38×40.  I hear it made the customer very happy!

Forest Blue


Donated to Charity
Size 18x18- I was happy to donate this to the St.Mary's Center for Women and Children Diamonds of Dorchester gala and auction. What an amazing place serving amazing young ladies!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mere Point Gold


Donated to Charity
My hometown of Brunswick reached into the ocean in just the right places. ...Mere Point was one of those places- so beautiful.   Size 8x24 acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Eastern Sunrise


I head to the beach early to witness beauty... and the fact that each sunrise is not only beautiful but unique is humbling.  Size 11x14 - this painting is available for purchase from the Wright Gallery.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Autumn Berries


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I love the coast in the fall. All of the colors are enhanced by the encroaching colder weather.   This painting is 12x30.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sunset Inlet



Even at low tide an inlet can provide the perfect mirror for a New England sunset.   This painting is 10x30 and is available for purchase from the Wright Gallery.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mini Maine sketches


Some small beach sketches done in Wells beach as thank you for kind cottage neighbors. ... good neighbors make for great vacations!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunset Orange


SOLD
One of 7 just delivered to The Wright Gallery in Cape Porpoise. ...I love to capture the sunsets off of the Marsh as each one is as unique as snowflakes can be.  Size 10x24 on gallery wrapped canvas.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Atlantic Greens


The cold green waters of Maine.....20x24.  Available for purchase through the Wright Gallery.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hillside


The crackle of twigs under my feet. .. the smell of pine needles warmed by the sun.  Some of my favorite reasons for spending so much time in the woods of Maine as a child.  24x36 acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. ... available for purchase at the J. Todd Gallery in Wellesley.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sunset Pinks


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I know....I keep saying it but the pinks in the New England sunset sky are unreproducible.... so I try!  This painting of a sunset over a bay reminds me of my Maine roots...still planted firmly.   Size 18x36