Ram Krishna is back from his wedding and has completed Nelson the dearly loved and recently departed Jack Russell Terrier. Nelson's final three choices are by Baba, Dilip Niroj and Ram Krishna (clockwise from top). RK's Zen Dog is surely a contender in a close race.
Charley, an Elkhound (who recently chased some elks in Northern California) with her finished portrait by Sanjib Rana, (lettering by Birju). Barney the friendly white Labrador Retreiver is next, followed by Spicy the Cocker Spaniel Chow mix (also painted by Sanjib and lettered by Birju) and lastly Dwight by Ram Krishna. These photos were taken from the terrace outside my room at the Dragon Guest House in Boudha.
Another hard choice ahead for Duke's owner with portraits by Sufraj Khadka, Sagar and Baba (clockwise from top left). Sagar is known for his sense of humor and you might notice a curvy lady in the top right of his portrait.
Also by Sagar are portraits of Abbey the graceful Newfoundland and Tony the Ginger Cat. They are awaiting their Nepali lettering. Note the Sagar signs his name with a Japanese chop. His name means Ocean in Nepali and his signature reads Ocean in Japanese.
I found this portrait of a former Danger Dog named Rudi in the corner of Sagar's studio when I came to pick up the other paintings. It is nice to see that your dogs live on in Kathmandu long after I leave. This trip I have seen Bodie and Gabby on a veteranarian's shop sign as well. Your dog can be an inspiration to the artists. Wouldn't it be fun to travel here and see your dog on a sign?
You will have to wait until next trip to order your very own Danger Dog portrait. I leave in mid-October and will be back in plenty of time for holiday gifts.
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 paintings and three people 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.
Let's keep these artists painting.
ORDERS CLOSED FOR THIS TRIP ON JUNE 3, 2011.
American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.
Hello from Dogmandu!