Miscellany from Pokhara
Works in Progress from Pokhara

Final Danger Dogs from Jit Gurung

After a month of walking the windy mountains of Mustang in Nepal (more on that in a later post), I returned to the sunny and hot resort town of Pokhara to pick up at Jit Gurung's studio.

Jit's assistant holds up Cecil the Boston Terrier's portrait.

Roxy the Cattle Dog cuts a fine figure in her cheerleading costume.   Jit has perfectly captured her maniacal grin in his portrait.

Manny the Enlightened Jack Russel enjoys a frolic on the beach in his painting by Jit.

Tigger the Zen tabby cat is by Jit Gurung.   He captures Tigger's stiped fur with elan.   I like to refer to Jit as my R. Crumb artist, and that is apparent in this painting.

Yoda the shepherd mix is coloful and intense in her painting by Jit Gurung.  

This is where we were just yesterday afternoon - high in the mountains walking to see caves and a goat farm.   That is Mt. Dhaligiri and Mt. Tukche in the background.   We caught the first flight out from Jomsom this morning and...

...immediately headed for our first coffee in a month.  Unlimited coffee with this view of a lady doing laundry in hot and steamy Pokhara's Lake Fewa while school girls row on their way to school is just what we had been missing.  

More to come.   Stay tuned.

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order.   I will be here for another 3 weeks ordering portraits. 

Deadline for new submissions is September 15th - fast approaching.   So do not delay.

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 accepted for the Autumn 2012 trip.



To order, 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 artists 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.

While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.

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.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   http://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.


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