"Yellow House, Mauve Sky" is a fable by Judith Hert about a mouse who becomes a painter. Not a children's book, the story's climax is Morris Mouse's first show and the books' art is the paintings from that show. So Judith is channeling a mouse, insecure and largely self trained but in love with color. The story begins with the Degas quote: "It's easy to paint when you don't know how but difficult when you do." The story includes an art review by the Morris's friend the Critical Crow. This is a small, arty or artful, playful book, not easily categorized.
Judith Hert lives, writes, paints in Truchas on the High Road where she has her own gallery. In her previous life she was a college teacher and administrator.