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…

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. $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, “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…