Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sage and Gold

"Sage and Gold" 5x7 oil on board, ©Laura Gable
In late September, the cottonwoods and poplars are the first to dress their canopy in brilliant gold. It's as though they catch all the rays from the sun and hold it in every molecule of their being. They add brightness to any overcast day. But once the winds return—making their presence known with howls and gusts—these golden leaves struggle to hang on. Until finally, the last blast of coldness leaves them fluttering from their branches. And skirted about these lofty sentinels is a ruddy field of amber.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Distant View

"Distant View" very small 2.5" x 8.625" oil on bamboo panel
"Distant View" started as an abstract, then I couldn't resist making the top more sky-like and the bottom more grass-like to represent a windy day in this colorfully hilly terrain.

I am trusting these playful expressions that come about after a longer painting session in the studio. And from a more spiritual viewpoint, these expressions do seem lighter, more spontaneous, and more purely creative.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Russet Trio (SOLD)

67 "Russet Trio" 4x4 oil on board, copyright Laura Gable

​Sometimes the most successful pieces are the small studies. And this is quite small ... merely 4inches by 4inches. This one especially appeals to me, painted recently in oils. It was inspired by my cornucopia display of autumnal fruit. If fruit could talk, I wonder what conversations this sweet arrangement would be having.