Brick in the Sun
- 48 x 36"
- oil on canvas
This oil painting tabby, Brick was done while we lived in Southern Illinois. My husband and I had both graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and we decided to move back to the area. Unfortunately the area had changed, and not for the better. We did meet some great people though and one of them was Brick’s owner.
I’ve tried to reflect a bit of the playfulness of this composition in the title of the work. The cat’s name is Brick and belonged to one of my human models, Mel. She also modeled for me and you can see her painting here. As we finished one of our work sessions, not one to be left out, Brick decided to model for me. As he batted at shadows on the wall, he would look over his shoulder at me to see if I was paying attention to him. Brick was a stocky cat and Mel said she named him brick for his square body. As with most cats I had to snap a photo of him to create this oil painting cat.