Mosaic Lady is full of malaise and ennui today (those must be new Temptations flavors) and wasn't even gonna do her Sunday art show but we are making her. It will put some life energy back into her. Plus, our dear friend Miss Peach already posted hers, so how can we not join in? You must go see the amazing watercolor that Michico did of her Adan and Miss Peach. What a gifted artist!
These are scans of photos of paintings from the mid-90s by Santa Fe artist, Anne Embree.
Aren't the bear and bunny darling and wonderfully rich in color?
When ML was working in an art gallery on Cannery Row in Monterey back in 1995, dreaming of getting out of CA and the gallery itself, she came across a profile of Anne in Southwest Art magazine. The images in the article, along with a very sweet photo of Anne and her dawg, Daisy, captivated ML. She wrote to Anne and once she moved to New Mexico, she visited Anne's Santa Fe home studio and bought a painting. That was a very exciting day because she got to choose from among many completed canvasses. How to pick just one? Back then, Anne's work was fairly uniform in terms of the animals she painted and the composition. And the canvasses were massive and very commanding! ML had to decide which specific grouping of critters she liked best, and in what color combos. This was another favorite!
We don't have a photo of our painting to show you (and of course we are too full of M & E to shoot one, or to even measure the dimensions to tell you how huge it is, framed all in gold), but ours has the same yellow cat as this one below does. It also has a darling blue bunny, two birds, a fish, and a huge green elk (or deer) in the center of the image. The colors in ours are very rich, bright and deep. That's why ML chose it, along with the big cat and cute bunny, of course.
Anne's style has changed since then, as you can see on her web site. She's done some really cool mixed medium paintings. When she's feeling more social and chipper, Mosaic Lady will get back in touch with her. Today all she wants to do is lie on the bed and watch Dreamboat Annie groom herself. She's exceptionally fastidious for an outdoor stray!
Keep creating, gifted cats!