Monday, March 25, 2013

BY THE BOOK and (Is that you Aunt Esther?)

Still Life 7"x 5" Oil on wood

Greetings everyone. Once again I'm back at the computer with a new blog post update. I've been quite busy and have not been able to post as much as I would like to. For now I'll just have to post when I can and eventually I'll post more frequently again.

I'm just reminding everyone that I still have a number of paintings still showing at The Frame Shop and Westville Gallery  899 Whalley Ave. New Haven CT. Also, I wanted to announce that I was chosen to be included in a book published by students at Yale University. My interview is among others in the book. Some of my paintings will also be featured in the yet to be released  publication. There is going to be a special event held for individuals included in the publication on Thursday March 28th 5:00 pm at Cohen Auditorium inside THE YALE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE  at 333 Cedar St. New Haven CT. I will also have some of my paintings on display for the event as well. Drop in if your in the area. 
I always imagined that if I wrote a book about myself it would be released in to two parts the first book would be titled "CHRIS FERGUSON IS A GREAT MAN-one mans rise to success in the art world"  featuring a picture of me on the cover holding a paint brush and palette with an airbrushed............heavily airbrushed muscular build. This would sell  two copies. One being bought by me and the other being bought by my dog. Then there would come the inevitable follow up to the first book. CHRIS FERGUSON ISN'T AS GREAT AS HE THOUGHT HE WAS- one man's lesson of humility in the art world" featuring on the front cover a picture of me on the New Haven green on a cold rainy day with a broken down plien air easel pleading with passersby to buy my paintings. Oddly enough the latter book would probably end up on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Anyways I know that the book published by the Yale students will be far better than anything I could possibly write. I'll keep you all posted as to when it is released. I'd like to give a very special thanks to Christine Sunu, who conducted my interview. She made it a very pleasant experience. Thanks again Christine.

And in completely unrelated news, for no reason whatsoever I've posted a picture of Aunt Esther who, according to Fred G. Sanford of SANFORD AND SON, "Has a face that could launch a thousand the opposite direction."
"Watch it sucker!...........Or the next self portrait you paint will be of you with a black eye and no teeth."

Ooops, sorry Aunt Esther. I'll see you all in my next blog post.