All posts by Holly Lombardo

Holly Lombardo

About Holly Lombardo

I guess you could say, I've been a painter my whole life.... I just didn't know it. I am a self taught artist who has painted with watercolors for almost 15 years, and more recently, acrylics. I started painting as a hobby in college, mostly renderings of houses for realtors as closing gifts, and some general landscape/still life subjects as time allowed.

As my career has changed and free time has appeared, I have painted creatively almost daily now for 2 and a half years, and have recently started to show my work to the public (since Spring 2007). I now graciously have the free time to paint subjects that inspire me. I enjoy capturing light and shadow, and always challenge myself to try something new and improve my own technique. I find inspiration in nature as well as familiar objects, and continue to be amazed at how effortlessly paint will glide over a paper surface, depositing colors and implying shapes.

I am inspired by the masters, including Sargent, Hopper, Wyeth and of course, Monet, Cassatt and Renoir, to name a few. Painting is a passion, and I find now that when I look out the window, I am already thinking about which colors I would use to capture the sunlight on a tree, or a shadow on the ground. It is a passion, and I learn something new with each painting that I do.

I am a member of the Concord Art Association (CAA) and the National Watercolor Society (NWS).

low tide marsh

"Low tide marsh sunrise". Although the marsh is west of the ocean, the sunrise always throws great glowing sun onto the grasses and channels, especially at low tide. Another in a series of panoramic scenes, acrylic size 8×24.

Atlantic sunrise

the sunrises on the east coast cannot be rivaled..in movement and in color. size 12×12 acrylic on canvas.  www.paintedpaperbyholly.blogspot.com  

backlit

sorry, photo of painting seems to be a little bit blurry..but I'm on a SNOW kick..and loved painting this one, 12×12 on gallery wrapped canvas, acrylic.  www.paintedpaperbyholly.blogspot.com  

Swiss Quilt

Swiss Quilt- triptych: I was lucky enough to spend 3 months in Switzerland (French in HS really did pay off!) and took many pictures of the gorgeous countryside and Alps. This is my first triptych (3 panels) sized 8×8 each