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


Commie cats and Commie artist.

20 X 20 on a gallery canvas, acrylic.


I am huge fan of Matisse and I hope he doesn't mind I kind of adopted his style. These two paintings are sort of like the women he would have portrayed on canvas back in the day. 


Both are 36 X 12 on deep gallery canvas, painted on all edges. The one on the left is called The Blue Blouse and the other is The Blue Shawl. Acrylic, pumice. Very textured.


Go sports! Yay sports! Team! Let's drink cheap beer!


Ball Team, acrylic on board. 36 X 24, framed.