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…

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…

What are your longings?

What are your longings? Does a good memory get better, the more often you remember it? Some researchers say so. If that is the case then I can tell you for certain that I experienced that on my trip this last December.  When my brother Alan and Teresa invited me Read more…

© Laura Gabel, “Hope in the Desert”. 5x7 framed to 13x16, mixed media. $99.

Are you hopeless or hope-filled?

I chose Roy Lichetenstein’s “Hopeless” painting as an introduction to this blog, because it’s sort of a humorous commentary on romance.  In February, you’ll often hear the phrase: “I’m a hopeless romantic”, implying that a person’s romantic tendencies cannot be helped. A lucrative art form today is the romantic comedy, Read more…