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Danger Dog of the Day: Labradoodles

If you would like to buy one of the paintings featured on today's Danger Dog Blog, please go to my website at NepalDog.com for prices and availability of these beautiful Labradoodles.

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Aussie the Labradoodle by Sagar 12"x12"  2010   Available

Sagar has painted Aussie with a dramatic black background and a lovely contrasting yellow sidebar.   A true Danger Dog.

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Maisie the Golden Labradoodle by Sagar  12"x12"  2008  Available    

Also by Sagar, but in a decidedly different vein, we have Maisie the Golden Labradoodle.

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Louis and Marley by Jit Gurung 12"x10"  2011 Available

Louis is a Lab Terrier mix and Marley is a Labradoodle!   I love the background that Jit has given these two friends.

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Aussie the Labradoodle by Govinda Kalikote  12"x12"   2008  Available    

Govinda uses cut out reflective lettering for his signs and this one stands out against the watercolor background.   The lettering is bright orange when not hit by my camera flash.

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Lola the Labradoodle by Amar Shrestha   12"x12"  2008 Available

Amar 'pented' this fine Labradoodle in 2008.  

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Maisie the Labradoodle by Shree Laimachhain  12"x12" 2008  Available

Maisie the Golden Labradoodle again, this time by Shree, one of my more naive artists.   He often paints his Danger Dogs on a green Elysian field.

These signboards are all painted using synthetic enamel on metal and are painted by endangered signboard artists in Nepal and are suitable to be hung indoors or out.

Nepal Art Dogs is a Fair Trade Art project that promotes the endangered signboard artists of Nepal.   With over 2000 pieces commissioned in 4 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 in 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.


If you would like to see a particular breed, please contact me at ampage1@gmail.com.  

 

 

 

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