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…

© 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, “Reflections”. Acrylic and oil, 5x7. Private collection.

5 Gifts for the Art Lover

Do you have an art lover for whom you need to get a gift? Sure, you could get something bland and randomly “artsy”. But what if you could get a one-of-a-kind never-to-be-forgotten gift? This season, bring joy and delight to the art lover you love.  Here are a few ideas Read more…