Harvest Gold Gallery
Our flexible channel cuff bracelets are gorgeous plain, gem embellished, or as a tennis bracelet jacket. As a tennis bracelet jacket, the cuff protects the mechanics of the tennis bracelet, and reflects light from the diamonds to make the bracelet glow.
Each bracelet is made by hand from 14k solid gold and is available in yellow gold, white gold and rose gold. Pictured here in yellow gold.
Harvest Gold Gallery
This has been a different summer, but we're happy to see that our artists have been kept busy! We have several new pieces in the gallery, as well as a new artist, Karen Gola.
Roland Simard creates amazing pieces out of pigmented pulp. His work is more of sculpture rather than a painting. He is one of Bill's favorite artists - stop by to see Roland's work in person and learn more about his process!
A new artist has joined the Gallery. We're happy to welcome Karen Gola!
Karen was born in Pittsburgh, PA, a place where glass making has been a historic tradition. Karen has stated: With degrees in Psychology and Civil Engineering, my work life has ranged from teaching autistic children to managing the construction of interstate bridges. I am now pursuing my love of working with glass full time.
We're very happy to have Karen as a new artist!
At Harvest Gold's plein air events, you get to witness the creation of a work of art over the period of a few hours. While often not quite finished at the end of a session, it's remarkable to watch the progression of a painting. Featured below is a painting by Sandra Josephine Bell done at Gilmore Camps. Sandra intends to complete the painting in her own studio at home.
Originally from Palo Alto, California, Gay made her way to Maine almost forty years ago. Inspired by her artistically inclined family to pursue a creatively driven career, Gay attended Moore College of Art, in Philadelphia to study sculpture and design, and entered the work force as a landscape and interior designer.
Gay’s experience as a technical designer shows itself in the carefully considered color schemes of each of her paintings. Her ability to create a subtle and cohesive marriage between soft and vibrant hues in a single painting amplifies the emotions of her subject to the viewer. Her love and respect for all animals and their sentient, emotional characteristics overwhelms her subject matter. “You have to have your heart in whatever you are doing,” Gay said, “be it painting or a desk job, you have to feel it. That’s what brings the subject to life and keeps it from being just a copy of a photograph."
Animals of all sorts are sculpted in paint: pigs, ducks, chickens, horses, and especially dogs. Gay is deeply interested in capturing the relationship between the owner and the animal, in accurately representing the physical and emotional likeness of the creatures, and in bringing forth the unique personality of each creature. She begins her creative process by taking hundreds of photos of her subjects. From these photos she might find a color that works better in one than another, or a body part that works with another photograph, like adding a tail when one wasn’t wagging when the shutter clicked. The paintings become a compilation of ideas which tell the story of the animal. She can pull from them the moment in time when the light was perfect and when she and the animal fell into a rhythm together.
“I then convey the motion, shape, and love for the animal with loosely applied sweeping brushstrokes or a pallet knife,” Gay told us. “Using glazing mediums, wax, chalk dust, and thick layers of oil paint I sculpt the subjects on the canvas: I bring them to life in an unconventional form.” While Gay does switch between different styles of painting to attempt to avoid falling into a creative rut, Gay says that painting loosely with large brushstrokes and bright colors is her favorite style. “To paint is a constant process of learning. The paint often tells me what to put on the canvas and I try not to disturb an unexpected brushstroke once it is applied. I keep in mind the movement and shape of the animals more than the realistic image the photograph shows me. This helps to stay loose and less realistic: which is what I strive for.”
While Gay has been focusing mostly on painting recently, her deep love of animals goes far beyond just the canvas and paint. She grew up with many dogs around the house, and worked in a veterinarian’s office for some years. She also is a breeder of Labrador Retrievers, and a frequent participant in dog shows all around New England. With a fair knowledge of anatomy under her belt, Gay can focus on capturing those details which really bring her paintings to life: the sparkle in a pet’s eye or a dog’s body language that her audience can immediately recognize if they too are pet owners.
Earlier this week, the Severance Lodge Club kindly hosted a pop up plein air event. Although it was very windy, several artists braved the breeze (and the cold!) in order to take part in this occasion.
Severance Lodge is located on a private road, so this was a unique opportunity for the artists to paint a perspective of the lake that is not normally available to them.
Thank you to our artists and to Severance Lodge for allowing us to have this special pop up plein air!