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Bob Spycat, Super Spy Cat is weirded out by the anti-science folks who think the world is flat (Flat Earth Society), climate change does not exist, and evolution doesn't really happen. 


40 X 40 in a floating black wood frame. acrylics, pumice, very textured, with parts of a world globe attached.

30 X 40, acrylics and oil paint. A nice painting to put above the head board of your bed. 


I have completed a few paintings and I'm working on a number of others. I'm also doing some other things. 


One project I have resurrected is my zine, True Story!, which I have not worked on since I completed issue # 8 back in 2010. I hope to have a new issue (# 9) by the holidays. Here's a picture from the cover of True Story! # 2, from November 2003:



True Story! # 2 is famous for the "Bob the Iguana" story. Other projects I am doing are cigar box installations. Here's one with Wonder Woman, a lot of corks, and Mark Twain cussing out bears. My son Zeb watches from overhead:



I am currently working on two other box installations. Here's a painting I did based on Joan Miro's Blue. I changed my version up some and added a three-dimensional T-rex. The painting is 36 X 36 on a gallery canvas and I call it Tyrannosaurus Miro.



But I also have a number of other projects and paintings. I'll post more some time. This is enough for now.




I am happy to announce an art collector from south Minneapolis has purchased The Blue Blouse (after Matisse). 



Here's a picture of my handsome son, Zeb Dylan Scanlan, and myself, standing next to my painting Catch-22, which is part of the Fall Fine Arts Show (flyer below). We drank beers, we told stories, and we made our ancestors proud. The show goes until September 25 at the Solar Arts Building in the Northeast Arts District. 

NEMAA flyer:

Another dog painting. This one, Kurt, has an enormous nose, small eyes, a kind of slobbery tongue, and tiny legs and feet. Kurt may be over-weight, even obese. Kurt's not the most handsome dog, but he doesn't care.


Kurt. 20 X 20 on a gallery canvas. Acrylic and pumice.


I'm attracted to odd things and I've seen some odd paintings of animals lately, so I wanted to paint my own strange looking animal. This is my first dog painting. 


Dog with a Huge Tongue. Acrylic and pumice. 24 X 18.



My latest painting is another portrait. It's acrylic on a 20 X 16 canvas. I'm going to find a nice elaborate frame for it. 


Other news: I have a piece of art currently in the Wyoming Center for the Creative Arts, in Wyoming, Minnesota. I also will have a piece in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) Fall Fine Arts Show. The show will run from September 16-25 at the Solar Arts Building, right above Indeed Brewing. Reception with beer, wine, food and music on September 16 from 6-10 pm. I hope I see you there!


Meanwhile, here's the lady I painted:

She Loved Books, Art, and Little Carrots