10"x10" oil on canvas ••• Two of the most important questions of the 20th Century have always perplexed me: Firstly, why the heck did Montgomery Ward pick such a dorky name for their line of tools? I mean, Powr-Kraft, really? • And secondly, but no less important: With such a wonderfully lusty and lyrical voice, why was Keely Smith not even more popular than she was? Her voice could melt solid steel, it was that wonderful. So, maybe Louie Prima was a mistake, but cut the girl some slack. • Oh well. I will probably never have an answer to either of those two ever important questions, but it didn't keep me from painting a portrait of a Monkey Wards power drill with a dorky name. • I present to you the "Montgomery Ward Powr-Kraft Drill" in gloriously smooshed oil paint. • I would like to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving! And, unlike some well-meaning pundits, I fully endorse over eating during the holiday. If you have it, be thankful for it and indulge.
Posted November 26, 2014