Sunday, April 1, 2012


"FAITH" 24" x 36: oil painting, ©Laura Gable

It's thrilling to have work accepted into a show of your peers. This National Juried Show was hung at the Allied Arts Gallery a week ago and the artist's reception was today. My painting "Faith" is part of the show.

This painting was done in oils. It's about 2 feet wide and 4 feet tall, on a gallery wrap canvas (unframed). It's the second in the series of large grape themed paintings I've done late last year and early this year. I wanted to leave a portion of the painting in an almost abstract state, with a focus on movement and flow. I love the way the yellows balance the bluish purples. It still has enough realism to evoke a sense of vineyard, and fertile soil very common to this rich grape growing region. It's title speaks to the honoring of this growth from the earth, a trust that nature will provide this bounty, and further -- a faith that we will be divinely embraced and regarded with utmost love. What do you see?

My friend Joseph Rastovich won best of show for his metal piece. Here's a copy of his winning sculpture titled, "Vortex" (look up Joseph Rastovich, Sculptor on Facebook for more info)...

"Vortex" sculpture by Joseph Rastovich

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  1. Laura, Your "Faith" painting is just gorgeous, and congrats on your exhibit and show.


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