Catahoula Leopard Dogs are a particular favorite of mine.
Daddy the Catahoula Leopard by Chandra Chaudhury, Synthetic enamel on metal Available
This portrait of Daddy the Catahoula is by Chandra, one of my more naive artists. Chandra concentrated his efforts on Daddy's intent gaze. Daddy's Swiss Cow collar is also prominently featured.
Catahoula Cur by Arjun Karki, synthetic enamel on metal. This portrait of Daddy has recently sold, but check here to see what else is currently Available.
Arjun Karki painted Daddy as a masked marauder. In fact I call this one 'Lucha Daddy' after the famous masked Mexican wrestlers. It is very different in style from the first portrait of Daddy by Chandra above. Yet I consider these two artists to be in my naive outsider art category.
Catahoula Dog by Ramesh, synthetic enamel on metal, Available
Another naive portrait of the lovely Daddy, this time by Ramesh of Om Art. Om spent some time on the collar, but forgot the proportion between Daddy's two different colored eyes. I have never been sure of what that is on Daddy's back.
Daddy by Baba, Synthetic enamel on metal 12"x12" Available
This portrait of Daddy by Baba again captures Daddy's concentrated gaze and beautiful markings.
Emma the Catahoula by Hari Prasad, synthetic enamel on metal, available
This is the only portrait of Emma still available. Emma's original photo was of the Catahoula Leopard Cur frolicking in the snow. Hari Prasad turned the pristine Colorado snow into a tar pit! Or is it a vinyl record? Like most of the Nepali signboard artists, Hari P includes the dogs' jewelry - a black collar and red dogtag.
Catahoula's are the State Dog of Louisianna and are considered one of the oldest breeds in North America. Recent archelogical digs in Bienville Parish, Louisianna have found evidence of dogs being buried alongside their native Indian co-hunters as early at 5000BC. There is no evidence that these ancient dogs were Catahoulas, but it proves that dogs hunted and were part of the family for millenia. You can find a treasure trove of information about the Catahoula breed at CatahoulaLeopard.com.
Catahoula's are a fascinating breed all around. They can climb trees!
You can buy any of these portraits of Catahoulas featured on today's Danger Dog Blog, as well as many other breeds of dog and cat at NepalDog.com.
If you would like to commission a portrait of your own pet, please contact me at ampage1 @gmail.com. The price is $250 for a choice of three portraits of one pet.
This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world. I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living. Everybody is happy. Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! Orders now being accepted for the Summer 2012 trip.
Please send me a photo of your pet. I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 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.
Let me know what you would like it to say.
Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer: naive, realistic, colorful, etc.
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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!
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Go to www.NepalDog.com for more information and current pricing.
Let's keep these artists painting.