© Laura Gabel, “Wyoming”. 5x7 framed to 13x16, mixed media. $250. Purchase Here

How Do You Relax?

I can’t wait to tell you all about my marvelous trip to Cali, Columbia. Most people when they come home from a vacation, they need another vacation, just to relax. I have an unusual way of resting while I’m on vacation—I paint. But I don’t paint the scenic sites of Read more…

© Laura Gabel, “Paradise Home”. 24 x 30, oil. Private collection. Purchase Here

What makes a house a home?

How do you make a house a home? One way is to decorate! Decorating with meaningful objects that evoke love can create a sense of happiness and peace for those who live there and those who visit.  I very much enjoy being a part of the Habitat for Humanity team.It 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…

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. $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, “Butterfly Beauties”. 11x14, mixed media. Private collection. Purchase Here

What? Am I crazy? Care to Join Me?

Sometimes artists do crazy things! Let me say that it is liberating to leave your comfort zone and just do something you wouldn’t ordinarily do. I heartily suggest you try it sometime. Leave your schedule behind, ditch the routine, run away to the beach, the mountains, even the other bedroom! Read more…