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"Blue Boy"     copyright Brad W Foster 1988

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Blue Boy

Blue Boy

(An image from the Argent Park collection.)

The full-size edition:

--PRINT IMAGE SIZE--approx 16" X 16" (w x h)
--PRINT PAPER SIZE-- 18" X 18" (w x h)
--MATTED SIZE-- 21" X 21" (w x h)

The small edition:
--Not available as a loose print

--PRINT IMAGE SIZE--approx 6 1/2" X 6 1/2" (w x h)
--PRINT PAPER SIZE--not applicable
--MATTED SIZE-- 10" X 10" (w x h)

This was my first attempt at doing one of the fantasy animals in my Argent Park series in full color. Up to this point I had always visualized them strictly in terms of black and white, where the metallic aspect of their bodies came through the strongest. When I was offered the chance to create a full color image for the Houston Cat show, I took it as an opportunity to broaden the artistic base of the series. And I decided that, if I was going to do color work, I was damn well going to do color work! I made it as bold and brilliant as possible, the strength of the shades and tones acting as a counterpoint to the more detailed finishes I used in the fine-line pen and ink work. Thus "Blue Boy" was born, in a formally posed study of a full figure cat, set against a more abstracted cat face as background motif. This piece established the framework on which all other future color images from the Argent Park series would be created.

--Info on the printing process, plus care & feeding instructions--
This is an open-edition print, created from a film negative made directly from the original artwork,and printed by offset lithography on coated paper stock. Mounting and matting materials are either low-acid or acid-free. To maintain the quality of this work, do not display it where it will be exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods, or to extremes of temperature or humidity. I also recommend that you look at it once it is up on your wall (at least six times a week is considered the minimum), or else it will get sad and lonely, and the tear-stains will make it look less attractive.

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