© 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, “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…

© Laura Gabel, “Hope in the Desert”. 5x7 framed to 13x16, mixed media. $250. Purchase Here

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…