Finals from Megh Raj

Better late than never!   Megh Raj took his time, but delivered!

Folk Art portrait of a Labrador Retriever hand painted on metal in Nepal

Swami, a happy Labrador Retriever, will never fade from memory in his last final by Megh Raj Thapa.   The details on his smile are incredible.

Folk Art portrait of a Springer Spaniel hand painted on metal in Nepal

Izzy, aka I.F. Stone, shines in his final by Megh Raj.   He has a way of bringing out the puppy in a dog.
Folk art painting of a Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal

Ramona, a pretty Terrier, rests on her blue blanket in a very red room!
Waffle the Malti-Poo, in a folk art beware of dog sign hand painted on metal in Nepal

Waffle the Malti-Poo looks like a puppy in her final by Megh Raj Thapa.   There are some hard choices ahead...  She's a Honey!
Folk art beware of dog portrait of a German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal

Sami the German Shepherd is handsome in this classic portrait by Megh Raj.
Folk art portrait of a Ginger Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal

Sketch the Ginger Cat looks serene in her final portrait by Megh Raj.   
Folk art portrait of a Miniature Wire-Haired Dachshund hand painted on metal in Nepal

Megh Raj is the only one to have given Cash a red background, the others were both black.   The translation in Nepal is "Paisoko Raja'  or Cash is King!
A folk art portrait of a Himalayan Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal

Collar the Himalayan Cat with a bit of a different take than the others.   She is a beauty.
Folk art portrait of a German Short Haired Pointer hand painted on metal in Nepal

Callie, a German Short Haired Pointer, is ready for her close-up in this final portrait by Megh Raj.

Folk art portrait of a Bearded Dragon hand painted on metal in Nepal

Rex the Bearded Dragon became Eex the Bearded Dragon.   I'm sure he will not mind.   The artists all absolutely loved getting this photo of Rex to paint.


Folk art Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal

Here is Ramona the Terrier by Megh Raj.   I brought this one back, because her Dog-Pa wanted the lettering Thump, Thump, Thump, as that is how he remembers.   Her tail always wagging - and Thumping.
Folk art portrait of a Canaan Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal

Dalev, the Canaan Dog, in his final portrait.   Megh Raj treated him differently, giving him a bright yellow background to set off his intelligent stare.
Folk art portrait of a Jack Russell Terrier hand painted on metal

Jackson, the Jack Russell Terrier, in all his glory.  Megh Raj chose to highlight the dog rather than his background.   Both styles are nice.   The Nepali lettering is Maya:   the Nepali word for love.
Folk art portrait of a Border Collie hand painted on metal in Nepal

Jitters, a Border Collie, by Megh Raj.   He looks trim in this one.
Folk art portrait of a Golden Doodle hand painted on metal in Nepal

Here we have Hunter, the Golden Doodle, with his head in the clouds!
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Lastly, we have a new genre for the Danger Dogs artists.   This lady is a doctor who is much appreciated by someone.

I have to apologize for the slow loading time at Typepad.   They have started a new Photo Editing Suite that is difficult to navigate and will not allow me to downsize the photos so that they are easier to upload.   I assume that Typepad is working on this as we speak...

In the next week, I will be publishing either finals or works in progress from the Nepali artists.   If you would like to be first to see these paintings,

please follow the Nepal Art Dogs page on Facebook.

Or you can follow the NepalDog.typepad.com feed.

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If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order for next Mother's and Father's Day gifts.   I will be back to Nepal in February, 2019, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats (and Dragons!).

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

HOW TO ORDER

To order, please send me a photo of your pet.   I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three artists will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out, be framed or unframed.

While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

Send your photo to ampage1@gmail.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.


Finals by Sanjib Rana

Sanjib Rana did some of his best work this trip!   Enjoy!

Folk art portrait of a Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull hand painted on metal in Nepal

This portrait by Sanjib Rana is the only one to include the beautiful woman along with the Pit Bull, aka Staffordshire Terrier.

Folk art portrait of a Malti-Poo hand painted on metal in Nepal

Waffle, a Malti-Poo, looks very happy at a ski resort, in her painting by Sanjib.   There is one more to come in this series.

Folk art portrait of a Golden Doodle hand painted on metal in Nepal

Hunter, a Golden Doodle has beautiful yellow highlights in his hair.   A surprising touch that seems to work well.

Folk art portrait of a German Short Haired Pointed hand painted on metal in Nepal

Callie, a German Short Haired Pointer, is the first commission to have all 3 portraits completed.  Someone has a hard choice!  I will be ablt to take better photos without glare when I return home and have control of the lighting.
Folk art Himalayan Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal

Collar, a Himalayan Cat, relaxes on a multicolored background.   Since Collar's tail was not included, Sanjib added one.
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Cash's second portrait will make this one a tough choice.   This Mini Wire-Haired Dachshund shows a lot of personality in his painting.   Another final is due tomorrow.

Folk art Jack Russell Terrier Hand painted on metal in Nepal

Jackson the Jack Russell in the place he loved:  Jackson Hole.  Jackson had an unusual cowlick, which really goes well with the dry grass in the background.
Folk art beware of dog sign German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal

The very handsome German Shepherd, Sami, shows off his long legs and luxurious digs in Sanjib's portraits.  There is one more to come on this series.

Folk art portrait of a Miniature Silver Poodle hand painted on metal in Nepal

Vanna, the Miniature Silver Poodle, has gotten another new nickname.  What was supposed to be Firepup became 'Fire Up'!   This is the third of 3 that I have seen and I guess someone will have to figure out which looks most like her, as they are all fabulous.

Folk art portrait of a Labrador Retriever hand painted  on metal in Nepal

Swami the Labrador Retriever looks to be enjoying the Golden Gate Bridge in Swami's portrait by Sanjib.
Folk art beware of Springer Spaniel sign hand painted on metal in Nepal

Izzy, a Springer Spaniel, plays the odalisque in final portrait by Sanjib.   This is another that I have seen all 3 portraits, and a hard choice is ahead.

Folk art portrait of a Bearded Dragon hand painted on metal in Nepal

Rex, a Bearded Dragon, is king.  Sanjib spent some time with his strong claws and beautiful scales.   I also like the golden sun in the background.

Folk art portrait of a tattoo artist at work, hand painted on metal in Nepal

Last but not least is the talented tattoer from Down Under, Fergus Simms, hard at work.

In the next week, I will be publishing either finals or works in progress from the Nepali artists.   If you would like to be first to see these paintings,

please follow the Nepal Art Dogs page on Facebook.

Or you can follow the NepalDog.typepad.com feed.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order for next Mother's and Father's Day gifts.   I will be back in February, 2019, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats (and Dragons!).

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

HOW TO ORDER

To order, please send me a photo of your pet.   I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three artists will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out, be framed or unframed.

While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

Send your photo to ampage1@gmail.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.


Finals by Sagar Bitsa

Sagar Bitsa has finished 8 lovely paintings for you to enjoy.

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Jackson, a handsome and long-lived and loved Jack Russell Terrier, enjoys his time at Jackson Hole, one of his favorite places.

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Collar, an Enlightened Himalayan Cat, is spending her time in the Himalayas at sunset, where she looks like she belongs.   Please forgive the horrible glare.  That is my camera's fault, not the painting's.
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Sketch, another lovely Ginger Cat, is in a blue dream in Sagar's final portrait.   This one was asked to have no lettering.
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Lo-Fi, the Pit Bull from Down Under is happy as a clam with his huge grin.  The last version of this one will include that beautiful woman alongside Lo-Fi.
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Sagar put Dalev in the car seat in his final portrait of Canaan Dog Dalev.   I love the background halo in Dalev's painting.  He seems to glow from within.
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Vanna, the Miniature Silver Poodle, is a star in her portrait by Sagar.   He did a lovely job on her spectacular fur, even though her nickname "Gogoosh" got translaterated to "Gogoosn".
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This is the first finished portrait of Waffles, the Honey Malti-Poo, and I think she looks great.  Sagar gave her a pretty background and I like the way she fades out from under Danger Dog.
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Jitters the Terrier by Sagar has a nice gleam in her eye.   The red background compliments her luscious, abundant fur.

 

 

In the next week, I will be publishing either finals or works in progress from the Nepali artists.   If you would like to be first to see these paintings,

please follow the Nepal Art Dogs page on Facebook.

Or you can follow the NepalDog.typepad.com feed.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order for next Mother's and Father's Day gifts.   I will be back in February, 2019, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats (and Dragons!).

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

HOW TO ORDER

To order, please send me a photo of your pet.   I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three artists will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out, be framed or unframed.

While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

Send your photo to ampage1@gmail.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.


New Finals from Dilip: And The First Danger Dragon!

Dilip has finished all his finals for this trip and I am happy to present them to you.

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I got my first order for a Bearded Dragon this trip and Dilip was thrilled with this photo of Rex.   He really smiled when he saw the photo.   It was fun for him and he dug in with gusto.   The Nepali lettering translates as King Danger Dragon.

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Dalev is a handsome Canaan Dog and Dilip brought out his glow.   I like how the photo gave Dalev a halo.   Canaan's are an ancient breed, used as guard dogs and herders for ancient Israelites.   

 

Folk art portrait of a Ginger Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal

Sketch is a pretty Ginger Cat, with a lovely coat.   Sketch's Dog-Ma did not want lettering.

 

Folk art paintings hand painted on metal drying on the streets of Kathmandu

Imagine how happy I am when I come to Dilip's studio and find such a great tableau of art.   Imagine what the Nepali by-passers thought of that Bearded Dragon!

 

In the next week, I will be publishing either finals or works in progress from the Nepali artists.   If you would like to be first to see these paintings,

please follow the Nepal Art Dogs page on Facebook.

Or you can follow the NepalDog.typepad.com feed.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order.   I am here in November, 2018, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

HOW TO ORDER

To order, please send me a photo of your pet.   I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three artists will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out, be framed or unframed.

While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

Send your photo to ampage1@gmail.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.


Works in Progress by Megh Raj

Megh Raj is slow but steady in his work.   He is masterful, though.   Megh Raj is a Magar, born in the Rolpo District of Nepal.

folk art portrait of a German Short Haired Pointer hand painted on metal in Nepal
Callie the German Short Haired Pointer by Megh Raj

 Callie the German Short Haired Pointer is almost finished.   Megh Raj, unlike Sagar, does his figures first and then does his background.   All the artists do the lettering last.

Folk art portrait of a Border Collie hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mona the Terrier by Megh Raj

 Mona, a Terrier is almost finished - still needing her lovely chocolate colored eyes and background detail.

 

folk art portrait of a Border Collie hand painted on metal in Nepal
I. F. Stone (Izzy) the Border Collie by Megh Raj Thapa   

Izzy, the Border Collie, will get a bright red background when done.   There is still a lot of detail that needs to be done.

Folk art portrait of a Bedlington Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Molly Anne the Bedlington Terrier by Megh Raj Thapa

 Molly Anne is a beautiful young Bedlington Terrier from a previous trip, who had her name across the top of the painting.   I added the Danger Dog lettering as what would be the odds of another Bedlington named Molly Anne?   This portrait is by Megh Raj.   You can see the sweetness of the art, as Megh Raj truly likes dogs.

Folk art portrait of a Bedlington Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Molly Anne the Bedlington Terrier by Nara

 Molly Anne in another iteration by the artist Nara.   I love the eye lights in this one.

Each commission of a pet will get 3 paintings of their pet from 3 different artists.   Each artist is paid fair trade wages whether their painting is chosen or not.

In the next few weeks, I will be publishing either finals or works in progress from the Nepali artists.   If you would like to be first to see these paintings,

please follow the Nepal Art Dogs page on Facebook.

Or you can follow the NepalDog.typepad.com feed.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order.   I am here in November, 2018, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

HOW TO ORDER

To order, please send me a photo of your pet.   I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three artists will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out, be framed or unframed.

While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

Send your photo to ampage1@gmail.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.