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…

© Laura Gabel, "Lesla's Rose". Pastel, 8x10. Private collection.

A Rose by Any Other Name?

My blog of June 21st encouraged all our readers to create in the best way you felt led, whether it’s decorating cakes, doing crafts, painting or writing. The last photo in the blog was the start of a rose I was working on in pastel. It was labor of love Read more…

© Laura Gabel, “Bark and Bluebells”. Pastel, 22.5x29. Framed in a mahogany wood frame with museum non-glare glass. $2500. Creation speaks

All Creation Speaks

Speaks of what you may ask? Many of you know the answer. Creation speaks of the Creator of the universe, the one true God.  In fact, those who do not know God often find themselves acknowledging that there must be someone higher than themselves. Someone who could have made the Read more…