© Laura Gabel, “My Puerto Rico”. 30 x 40, oil. Private Collection.

Puerto Rico Here and There

In July of 2018, I attended a ground breaking ceremony for a new Habitat home, here in Spring Hill, Florida. This very special home was for the Rodriguez family, who are originally from Puerto Rico. This is now my fourth Habitat painting. Here’s how this new home started: A bit Read more…

Pregnant Pause or Winsome Waiting?

Waiting, like painting, takes patience. Yesterday I received a question I get frequently and it pertained to the painting I’ll be featuring in this week’s blog. Admittedly, I haven’t always felt happy about answering this question. But I think, because people are so curious about the creative process, I have Read more…

© Laura Gabel, “Arizona Longings: Drama Queen”. 5x7 framed to 13x16, mixed media. $250. Purchase Here

The Cure for Self Pity

Are you interested in a cure for self pity? Keep reading, and I think you might be surprised! I hope my “Arizona Longings” series of paintings have inspired you. They certainly have been an exciting journey for me.  People process their emotions and difficulties in different ways. Perhaps you never Read more…

Can you build art?

Can you build art? No, I’m not suddenly switching from landscapes and portraits to architecture, but let me tell you a little story. I love risk takers and much of my life, especially with my husband we took many risks in business and in moving to different states and cities. Read more…

© Laura Gabel, “Day Three”. 24 x 30, acrylic. Private Collection. Purchase Here

Are you elastic enough to be abstract?

Being abstract requires flexibility. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know how I’ve enjoyed the new ways in which I have been able to experiment with my art. I consider myself fortunate to enjoy painting both representationally and in an abstract manner.  Perhaps I am fickle Read more…