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June 2011

More from Artists in Nepal

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Megh Raj Thapa is back in top form with his final portrait of the Black Cat Pachiko.

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George the Briard, Abbey the Graceful Newfoundland look up to Pachiko while the cute puppy Scamper - a Norwich Terrier - peeks out from around the corner.  

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Megh Raj's studio is just off a busy alleyway.   Note how nicely the ladies dress.   They love color and look good in it!

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Sayuja is Sufraj Khadka's darling young daughter.   She is 6 years old and attends the Little Rose School.  

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Went to an opening of an exhibit of Krishna Gopal Ranjit's art.   Ranjit is often called the 'Father of Commercial Art' here in Nepal.   Probably not coincidentally, he is also the father of Ashmina Ranjit, a fine artist in all senses of the word.   Held at the Fusion Studio at the Sagarmantha Bazaar on Mandala Street in Kathmandu's Thamel district, it was well attended.   The theme was Nature Rage and dealt with the environmental destruction happening in Nepal. That is the 80-year-old artist in green with his back to you.

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Many mountains without their white caps of snow and tsunami images were included in this theme.

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Then it was off for more art at the Lotus Gallery in Thamel.   Jim Aplington and his partner Santosh Gupta have walls of contemporary Tibetan Art and always have something interesting to see.   The painting on the stretcher low in the frame is by Tenzing Norbu Lama, a fantastic artist who was featured in the acclaimed film 'Caravan' (aka 'Himalaya') by Eric Valli.   Set in Dolpo, a far off (and far out) disctrict of Nepal, where Tenzing grew up, it should definitely be next on your NetFlix queue.

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This painting is a particular favorite of mine as it includes Spider-Man.   That movie trilogy allows me to travel as I do and I truly appreciate Sam Raimi and his crew for letting me work on all 3 films.   If you need information on the art of Lotus Gallery, please go to their website at www.LotusGalleryNepal.com.  

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Dan was out walking today and came across this lovely Nepali Rottweiler. 

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This dog needs a better sign!   Like this one by Nara.   The Danger Dog portrait is of Moose, a particularly handsome Rotweiller.   It is still available at this time (June, 2011).

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As you can see, this pre-printed beware of dog sign does not do that Nepali Rottweiler justice!

Alas, you will have to wait until next trip to order your very own Danger Dog portrait.   I leave in mid-October 2011 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 ampage1@gmail.com 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.   Micro-finance through art patronage!

 

Hello from Dogmandu!

 

 


Danger Dogs from Nepal: Folk Art from the Himalayas

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As part of the continuing series of finals for this 9th Danger Dog trip, we have the lovely tulip-eared Collie, Typhoon.   As you can tell from the vintage black and white photo, this show dog was a winner in the 1970's.   Here Typhoon by Sanjib Rana is finally finished with lettering by Birju Chaudhury. 

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Pachiko is a black cat and a late order!   Her first portrait is by Sufraj.   Two more to come!   Danger Cat! Stay tuned.

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Went through a different part of town yesterday and discovered that Putalisadak (means butterfly place in Nepali) is a hot bed of Danger Dogs!

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This rare double dog caught my eye.  

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The artist here used a sticker for the dog image and them added yellow and red paint.   This sign is also unusual in that it is signed by the artist.   While not totally hand painted, this sign definitely stands out for visual interest.

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As you can see, German Shepherds are a popular choice for native Nepal Danger Dog signs.   Beware of Dog signs like this were once very common, now most are stencilled signs from various kennel clubs in Nepal.

Not nearly as interesting!

You will have to wait until next trip to order your very own Danger Dog portrait.   I leave in mid-October 2011 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 ampage1@gmail.com 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!

 


More final Danger Dogs from Nepal

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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.

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Topper's owner will surely be pleased with her choices by Sagar, Baba and Dilip Niroj (clockwise from top left).  

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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I couldn't resist this signboard advertising a local school and the ubiquitous sleeping Nepali dog.

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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 ampage1@gmail.com 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!

 


More from Megh Raj

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I stopped by Megh Raj's studio last night and Joie the Black Lab is finished and Scamper the Norwich Terrier is a bit closer to completion.

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George the Briard by Megh Raj is nearing completion, with Abbey the Newfoundland not far behind.   Joie the Black Lab peeks out from behind the two.

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This adorable German Shepherd puppy couldn't help but catch my eye.    What a wiggler!   And those floppy ears.   He has personality plus.

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 ampage1@gmail.com 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!