Sneak peek…

"whispers of the day" acrylic on cradled wood panel, 6" x 6" ©laura gaffke 2012

Hello Sweet T & lovely friends!

Well, I am feeling a little giddy seeing all of my artwork up on the walls at Studio M! They look so good on the sunny walls of the gallery. I cannot wait to share them with you! I know many of you can’t be here for the opening so I thought I would give you a sneak peek here on the blog. These paintings are part of a series called, “Hope”. They are rooted in my belief that love and compassion can change the world as well as ourselves. They each started out with what I call a “meditative painting” which is totally abstract. I allow my intuition to guide me in the work and intentionally focus on something good in the world. From there I work back and forth between abstraction and drawings from my sketch journal. Lately I have loved being in my garden and seeing what new things are popping up.

Often words will come to me and I will write them into the painting. For example, if you look closely at “garden disco” you may notice the word “fierce spirit” etched into the work. I was thinking about my friend Tricia and my cat Skye, both of who had similar illnesses. I see their bright spirits and optimism in the flowers in my garden and celebrate them as I focus on being present and open.

I have had inquiries into these paintings and pieces may be reserved. If you are interested in pre-purchasing a painting before the show opens. Please contact,

Studio M

29 Cottrell Street, Mystic CT

860.536.5000

As you know the opening reception is tomorrow night from 5-8pm. My parents are coming down from NH as we speak and my mom is going to do some of her fabulous “worth the calories” baking for the show! We are SO lucky! I have my fingers crossed for good weather & a fabulous turnout! Hope to see some of you there! As always I want you to know how much I appreciate your thoughtful comments, love & support! Sending you a magical day filled with your own sunshine….love Laura

"garden disco" acrylic on cradled wood panel, 6" x 6" ©laura gaffke 2012
"hopeful heart" acrylic on cradled wood panel, 8" x 8" ©laura gaffke 2012
"safe haven" acrylic on cradled wood panel, 8" x 8" ©laura gaffke 2012

 

"a moment to swoon" acrylic on cradled wood panel, 8" x 8" ©laura gaffke 2012
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5 thoughts on “Sneak peek…

  1. you are so delightfully awesome..!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Best of luck… wish I could be there…
    Love you… Margo

  2. Thank you Margo & Carol! I wish I saw you both more! I appreciate your encouragement and love! xoLaura

  3. Will you post some pictures of the gallery opening night? I would like to see them all together while you are all celebrating. Congrats my friend. You have worked so hard to get here. Enjoy the evening!
    Tina

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