© 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, “My Puerto Rico”. 30 x 40, oil. Private Collection.Purchase Here

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…