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Boxer Portraits from Nepal

Hot Dogs!

Seeing as it is 103 degrees up in our attic bedroom and  78 here on the ground floor, I thought a post about my favorite Hot Danger Dogs might be appropriate.    Los Angeles broke a heat record today.   111 degrees downtown!

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Bailey the dachshund by Sagar.   The needle like tail pointing up to Bailey's right is dramatic.   Nice detail around Bailey's collar as well. Bailey looks older and more cynical in this portrait by Sagar.   Like Humphrey Bogart played by a Dachshund.

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Again, Bailey the Dachshund, this time by Sufraj Khadka, proudly sporting his red collar.   A younger,  softer version of Bailey.  And that tail is missing.

Dachshund by Manoj
Jasper the Dachshund is on a mission, here painted by Manoj Art.   

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Kitty is a young Dachshund, here painted by Hari Prasad.   With her collar flying, she looks a bit like a Danger Dachshund caught in the headlights.

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Again Kitty the Dachshund.   This time she is chewing her favorite toy.   By Hari Timsina of Kathmandu.

Darby long-haired dachshund by Jit
Darby is the loving Dachshund partner of Moira who writes the fabulous blog:   Dog Art Today.   Here Darby, a long-haired Dachshund, is painted by Jit Gurung of Munal Arts.

Darby long-haired Dachshund Sabala
Here is Darby by the painter Sabala.   Quite different interpretations from the same photo.

All of the above Dachshund portraits are currently available by writing me at ampage1@gmail.com.

Since it is 67 degrees down the basement, I'm going to find a project down there to beat this record-breaking temperature here in Los Angeles!   Up here it is as hot as Dogmandu!

Nepal Art Dogs is a Fair Trade Art project that promotes the endangered signboard artists of Nepal.   With over 1500 pieces commissioned in 3 years, the Danger Dogs have made a difference in the lives of many artists.   I decided to concentrate on pets as there was a  tradition Nepal already of 'Beware of Dog' signs and I knew that people would like them.   These are truly fine artists whose livelihood is disappearing at an alarming rate.

On my most recent trips to Nepal, the Danger Dog commissions were the only art these artists were still hand painting -- all their other work was done from a mass-produced image, often printed on plastic flex.  

You can help by ordering a custom portrait of your pet.   Each signboard is approximately one  square foot, synthetic enamel on metal.   Each commission will be given to at least 3 signboard artists -- giving 3 people work, you a choice of 3 signs and museum shops Nepali folk art.  

No money accepted up front.   If you don't like any of your paintings, you pay nothing.   All artists are paid fair trade wages.

For pet lovers who collect art and would like to make a difference.

Micro-finance through art patronage.  

For cats, horses, ferrets, birds, hamsters, etc, please go to NepalDog.com for more examples.

Or write me personally with any questions or comments at ampage1@gmail.com.

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