About me-

Originally a watercolor artist, hence the word "PAPER" in my blog address, I now paint mostly with bright acrylics, capturing the coast, the light-play in trees and the abstract macro world that surrounds us.

I can be followed on Instagram as HLombardoArtist and I welcome you to contact me with any inquiries at paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com. I do commissions and enjoy helping designers match artwork to their decorating needs. Select the Older Posts link at the bottom to go further back in my work.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Garden Splendor

Size 24x24 acrylic on canvas.

Slice of Sun

The colors come alive when the sun slices through the trees and catches the flowers on the other side.  Size 18x36 acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Deep Forest Light

Even in the deepest pay odd the forest,  the sun breaks through and slices the greenery with warm orange hues. This painting is 24x36 on canvas.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Cobalt and Gold

This 30x40 acrylic just says HAPPY!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Garden Brights

The perfect layering of color and texture.  Size 36x36.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fields of Glory

I love running in a field,  especially one that is filled with beautiful wild flowers!  This field is 24x36.

Autumn Glow

I love fall in New England.  The air changes in so many ways.  This painting is my fall in New England.  Size 24x48.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Receding Fog

At a large 36x36, this piece will make a nice statement on the right wall. I can almost hear the channel marker ringing...

Beach Series III

Having fun creating these 12x12 abstract studies as I plan a large 36x36 from one lucky study.  Hmmmm...which one should I scale up?

Blue and Gold

Truthfully. ...fall is my favorite season.  This rendition is 18x36 and is just the start of my colorful thinking!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Grand Forest

This large painting evolved into a grand, colorful forest that will certainly enhance the right spacious wall. Size 40x60 acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Coral Reef

Color,  bold and beautiful!  How could you NOT be happy here?  Coral Reef 36x36 acrylic on canvas.

Yellow Hillside

This painting enhances this space. ...it MAKES this space!  Size 24x36 acrylic on canvas.

"Bark and Lichen" to scale

ART makes a room. ....ART makes a statement!  Bark and Lichen size 36x36 acrylic on canvas.

Friday, September 4, 2015


In between the trees that I love to paint,  I can't get the beach off my mind.  Gratefully, if I want to be there. ...I can paint myself there. This bright blue painting is 24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Fog Series I, II, III

The perfect compliment to a beach retreat, each measures 24x24 acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Crested Blue

The deep blues of the Atlantic Ocean are darkened from the sands below them- sometimes to a deep navy color, often green in highlight. This created ocean piece is 24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Deep Forest Greens

I had fun with this high-key painting of a typical Maine Forest.  Size 24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Misted Flowers

Even the fog can enrich the colors of a field of flowers.  24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Yellow Hillside

Dare I say it,  but I am looking forward to cooler crisp air and the beautiful autumn colors of New England.  Size 24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

That Blue Beyond

It can be a surprise to see the color of water behind a stand of trees, especially in a cove or on a shaded side of an inlet.  I enjoyed using a bright palette for this painting,  size 30x40.


Size 24x48- this painting represents a setting sun,  casting oranges and warmer hues as it recedes.

Glory Day

I love the feel of a warm sun breaking through the trees- so it shouldn't be a surprise that I paint it often.  This one is 18x36...and gives off that warm sun.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Purple Dusk

During these hottest of summer days. ...nothing feels cooler! 10×24 acrylic on canvas.


I enjoyed a different use of thinner canvases to create this mini trio of trees. Each is 4x12 in size,  acrylic on canvas.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Small acrylic studies

Some small acrylic studies painted on gessoed paper in preparation for larger pieces on canvas.

Cobalt Dusk

One of 9 recently delivered to the Wright Gallery in Kennebunkport. This piece measures 18x36.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Orange Crush

I LOVE a good pop of color in a room and Orange is just the color! ! Size 24x24 acrylic on canvas.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Silver and Gold

The two elements belong together- and they show up together as colors in this cloudy ocean scene.  24x24 acrylic on canvas.

Summer Ritual

Lobsters and steamers- I look forward to this dinner every summer in Maine!  24×24 acrylic on canvas.

Sunset Minis

In reality,  the sunsets I watch are anything but mini.  Each one is 6x6 acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summary Set of Abstract Paintings

As I continue in my exploration of the abstract biological world, I wanted to post a quick "summary"of the seven significant pieces I have generated so far.  It is encouraging for me to see these pieces displayed next to each other, as I strive to maintain a recognizable style with true expression of the macro-world I am conveying.  The largest 2 pieces are 36x36, the next size is 24x24, and the final 3 pieces are 18x18.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Bark and Lichen

Another larger 36x36 abstract in my series from trees...I was so excited to paint this and very pleased with the results.

Autumn Brights

I know. . I know. ...Summer just started but I can't help thinking about those crisp, colorful fall days!  18×36

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sunlit Blue

This 24x24 abstract is another in my macro series.   I'm grateful to have FINALLY found an inspiration and an
opportunity to explore the abstract world.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


I am having such a great experience as I create work with the abstract- I hope to develop a body of work that has my signature style to present to several galleries in the Hamptons as I hope to find representation there soon!  This is my largest so far,  at 36x36.

Field of Pinks

I love painting large- and this wide open space makes me feel like I am right there.  Size 36x36 acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lichen II

18x18 another in my macro lichen series- I'm really liking this venture into the abstract!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Atlantic Red

 This painting is 24x36 and one of my boldest sunsets!

That Sky

Size 24x24 painted with permission from an Instagram follower.

Alizarin Ranunculus

I was excited to finally paint this photo that I've had for a long time.  It's interesting to me that as my strokes and confidence improve-I have many more opportunities to take risks and I take them.  Size 18x24 acrylic on canvas.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Lichen I

As a self-taught artist and the holder of a Master's in Cell Biology- I've searched for a connection between the two disciplines and feel like I may have found that connection.  My growing interest in abstract art with a purpose led me to macro photography of the great outdoors. This painting is based on a close up of a lichen-covered tree. Size 18x18 acrylic on canvas.

Monday, June 8, 2015


Because they are everywhere including my garden, I just HAD to paint them!  Size 24x36

Atlantic Fire

It may be small at just 10x10, but this painting packs a color punch that only mother nature can provide!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Spring Greens

Size 18x18- this painting shows off those newly greened branches that we waited for patiently during our long snowy winter.


Another in my underwater reef series- this painting measures 24x24 and represents a part of the world I'd love to explore!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


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.