New Janice Mason exhibit tantalizes eyes with colors, landscapes
by Hawkins Teague
Jul 11, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After two months of having artwork from Bhutan displayed on the walls, the Janice Mason Art Museum has adopted a very different look. Until July 29, the paintings of Kentucky artist Ellen Glasgow will grace its rooms.

The paintings range from large-scale to small works on paper. They are oil paintings, watercolors, acrylic-based, pastel-based and monotypes. The one thing most of the pieces seem to have in common is how important color is to their impact on the viewer.

One striking painting featured in the exhibit is on the wall at the entrance to the gallery and is of a scene in Tuscany. Although most would probably associate the Italian countryside with sunny fields, this painting shows something different. Glasgow said she and her husband, Jim, who accompanied her to the Cadiz opening, had vacationed there and were staying with some friends on a particularly rainy winter week. As she looked out the window, she was awed by what she saw.

“I was so overcome by the beauty of it and how dreary and rainy it looked,” she said.

She drew some sketches of the scene and spent two months painting when she got back to the United States. She said she was very pleased with how the sunspots in the sky shine bright green through the other, darker shades of blue and green.

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