Last week, I was a bit worried since Ram Krishna hadn't even started his 7 pieces. But yesterday....
Lastly we have the anonymous Nepali calendar boy Labrador Retriever (from the Everest Kennel Club Calendar here in Kathmandu) and that is Sport peaking out from under a cloth. All of the above three pictures are still awaiting Nepali writing and then they will be ready. I'm glad that Ram Krishna is getting work from local foreigners here, and if she doesn't buy that White Lab, I will!
While walking to lunch at a friend's on the other side of town, I passed this studio, which says ART in Nepali in big letters. I thought I might just check it out. I already have two artists named Hari, but maybe he has an existing dog sign that I can look at or buy.
Stargell and Sophie were also on the wall. Looks like there's a new artist in the family, as Hari Prasad introduced me to his son, Jay (pronounced Jai), who he said painted the portrait of Coco on the right. Looks like he painted both, or is copying his dad's style.
Above is Hari Prasad, who I consider my 'urban painter', and I can't attach an example here while in Kathmandu to explain why. But his work gives off an urban feel, the dogs seem to be on the sidewalk and not in a field, like some.
Through the smoke, you can see Stargell, Emma the Catahoula Leopard Dog, Rudy, and Lucy the Calico on the top row, Shelby, a glowing Compass with a green aura and Fugg below. All by Amar Shrestha and waiting for their lettering.
Bottom row is Belle, Jojo and Maggie, Shelby and Compass.
More tomorrow. Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. Tune in this week, as I will be getting in all the final Danger Dogs. Heading into my last week here in Kathmandu. Lots of work to do, glad I had my flu or cold or whatever last week. This one will be intense. In a good way.
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