© 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…

© 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…

© 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…

© Laura Gabel, “Sunny”. 8 x 10, acrylic. Private collection.

Cluck, Cluck, Collecting

I love pallet knife painting and I love chickens! Fortunately for me I have a friend who loves collecting and appreciates both! Sunny, is the third rooster I’ve completed and she was fun. Sometimes it’s just a good idea to focus on something fun. If you’ve been listening to the Read more…