Previous month:
October 2012
Next month:
December 2012

November 2012

Live from Kathmandu: Sagar and his new works in progress

Sagar is still hard at work and making great progress on his Danger Dogs.

IMG_2552
Nacho, the Lhasa Apso, by Sagar is beginning to take shape.   Nacho's lettering will read:  Beware - Fighter and Biter.   That made the artists laugh, especially when I had to act out the meaning.   I throw a mean punch, but I am not sure they got it.   Biting was easy.

IMG_2553
Snoopy the handsome Dachshund is on his way to completion.   These all look mighty fine to me, but Sagar keeps saying 'not finished'.  

IMG_2554
This is a cute Nepali dog that looks like a Siberian Husky.   Her mother was a white Nepali street and the father -- who knows?   But Sagar clearly likes this dog.   He mentioned that 'American dogs big - Nepali dogs small'.

IMG_2555
Paco by Sagar is happy in his field of green by Sagar.  

IMG_2556
Borris the Dalmation pup is handsome in his portrait by Sagar.   What a dramatic dog in a dramatic setting.  

IMG_3088

This photo is a sample of what is available currently at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.   

There are some great Danger Dogs on that shelf.   And a lovely cat.    They have even more!    For more information, please go to smmoa.org.  

IMG_0892
Poster the Border Collie by Baba, Sagar and Megh Raj Thapa (clockwise from top left)

Poster's proud owner could not choose between the three and bought all of them.  I can see why as they all captured Poster's happy grin and cheerful demeanor.

This is what you can expect when you honor your dog (or cat or bunny) with a Nepal Art Dog portrait. The time to order is now over for this trip, but March 2013 is just around the corner, and I will be returning for new orders.   

No obligation to buy, but I bet you will not be able to resist!

Orders are now closed for this trip.  

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, please send me a photo at ampage1@gmail.com. I am here in November, 2012, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats and this trip is now closed, but I will be back in Nepal in March, 2013, and will add your pet to the project.

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 Spring 2013 trip.

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 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.

 


Live from Kathmandu: Megh Raj Thapa's works in progress

Megh Raj has gotten off to a slow start, but his art is not suffering from the wait.

IMG_2538
Roxy the Shitzu is still awaiting her final touches from Megh Raj as well as the pink background requested.

IMG_2535
Tina the lovely French Bulldog is sweet looking in her portrait by Megh Raj.  Those ears!

IMG_2534
Grady is a King Charles Spaniel and Megh Raj has made a good start on this painting.   The light blue backgrounds on these will be changed.   Megh Raj likes to work with a pale blue base for his early works in progress.

IMG_2537
Oscar the Pug is resplendant in his life jacket, by Megh Raj.

IMG_2531
Paco could not be happier with his big smile.   Megh Raj captured him well.

IMG_2539
Bebe the Jack Russell mix again with her arresting eyes.   Megh Raj's son Anup said that 'she has eyes like a tiger'.

IMG_2541
Last, but not least, here is Snoopy the Dachshund pup.   Megh Raj got that yearning look in Snoop's eyes as he looks up at his owner in hopes of a treat.

IMG_0960
Dr. Watson, a distinguished Scottish Terrier, by Megh Raj, Baba and Nara.  

This is what you can expect when you honor your dog (or cat or bunny) with a Nepal Art Dog portrait. The time to order is now over.

No obligation to buy, but I bet you will not be able to resist! You will receive your choice of portrait in time for the holidays.

Orders are now closed for this trip.  

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, please send me a photo at ampage1@gmail.com. I am here in November, 2012, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats and this trip is now closed, but I will be back in Nepal in March, 2013, and will add your pet to the project.

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 Spring 2013 trip.

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 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.

 


Live from Kathmandu: Works in Progress from Suf and Dilip and Sagar

Sufraj Khadka has been busy with his portraits of the new Danger Dogs.

IMG_2460
As I arrived, Suf was putting the finishing touches on his portrait of Bebe, a beautiful Jack Russell mix in her long string of pearls.   Those eyes are mesmerizing.

IMG_2497
Bebe was also on the forefront of these portraits in progress of Paco, Bebe, Lina and Smudge the Cat, all by Dilip Niroj.

Dilip uses only red, blue, yellow, black and white enamel to paint his Danger Dogs.   Dilip also caught that Bebe's amazing eyes.   The skintone (furtone?)  of this dog really seem to have spoken to all the artists that were lucky enough to have gotten her picture to paint.   Pearls make everyone's skin glow !!!

IMG_2475
At Sagar's studio, I was surprised to come across Tama Gurung sitting at the painter's easel.   Sagar has a number of students that he teaches.   Tama is doing a fine job adding the finishing touches to a portrait of a young man and his kitten.

IMG_2476
Roy the Rescue Dog shines in the sun in Sagar's almost completed portrait.

IMG_2498
Got another portrait of Borris the Dalmation at Hari Timesina's home.   Hari's studio will be rebuilt in the same spot after its recent demolition  due to the Kathmandu street widening  project.   He should be back in business after a month or so. 

In the meantime, he works from the one-room home he shares with his wife and son.

Of course, you recognize Gee Gee the Girly English Staffordshire Terrier - dry and ready for pick up.

  IMG_2521

I came home to no electricity, but enjoyed relaxing with the dogs by candle light in my Kathmandu hotel room.

All in all, I spent 5 and a half hours on the road in Kathmandu, met with 5 artists (6, if you count Tama) and picked up 5 finals.   It is hard work this dog-wrangling.   But no complaints.  The art work from this trip is truly amazing, and better the paint dries in their studios than in my room.

This is what you can expect when you honor your dog (or cat or bunny) with a Nepal Art Dog portrait. The time to order is now over.

No obligation to buy, but I bet you will not be able to resist! You will receive your choice of portrait in time for the holidays.

Orders are now closed for this trip.  

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 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 am here in November, 2012, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats. 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 Fall 2012 trip. 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 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.


Live from Kathmandu: New works from Nara

These were not dry, but they are fabulous.  Nara really outdid himself this trip.

IMG_2444
Buster Fearless, the Jack Russell Terrier, by Nara, just blew me away with his one-eyed smile.  

Someone is going to have a hard choice ahead.

  IMG_2445

Max, the long-haired Dachshund, is as handsome as can be in his Nepali close up by Nara.

IMG_2446
Grady Abber is a beautiful Cavelier King Spaniel.  I am going to have to make a spelling change on his name, though.  I call Nara my 'dog's dog' artist.  He really makes them shine.

IMG_2447
Bentley is just beautifully painted in his portrait by Nara.  

IMG_2448
Gee Gee the Girly Girl looks fine with her English Staffordshire smile.   Nara really captured her unique beauty.

IMG_2450
Nacho, the Lhasa Apso, is quite lovely in this first final by Nara. 

The chalk lines that Mr. Maharjan uses when he does his lettering will be erased, of course.

IMG_2451
Snoopy the Dachshund is absolutely wonderful in person.   That purple muzzle, the gleam in his eye, all captured by Nara.

IMG_2452
Mr. Itchy Stichy the Pit Bull Whippet mix is well-represented here in all his pirate glory.

IMG_2453
Jenny the Jindo is as pretty as a picture in this dramatic portrait by Nara with her red/gold hair and Nara's trademark blue background.

IMG_2454
Roy the rescue dog has a distinctive split lip from early misadventures at a dog hoarder's compound.   Nara paints Roy in a relaxed mood that befits this dog in his happy new home.

This is what you can expect when you honor your dog (or cat or bunny) with a Nepal Art Dog portrait.  The time to order is now.   No obligation to buy, but I bet you will not be able to resist!  You will receive your choice of portrait in time for the holidays.   Orders accepted through the end of November.

Only 1 more day to order!

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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 am here in November, 2012, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats.

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 Fall 2012 trip.

 

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 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.

 


Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Hari T

I'm just wild about Hari !   Hari Timesina is one of the more naive artists on my roster, but I just love the originality and color that he brings to his art.

IMG_2431
Gee Gee the Girly Girl looks great with her big toothy grin in this almost final version of the pretty English Staffordshire Terrier.

It is still wet in this photo and still needs Hari's distinctive signature.

IMG_2432
Buster Fearless is the original Kamekazi Comedy Dog.  Hope he doesn't mind the misspelling.   Heaven knows what it says in Nepali!   I am told that the Nepali Devangari script translates to Beware Comedy Dog.  

IMG_2434
The pretty lady in question here is a sweet Shitzu named Roxy, and there is no question that she is a stunner.  This painting is also by Hari and is almost dry!  Still awaiting his signature, as well.  Roxy is pretty in pink!

IMG_2433
Mr. Itchy Stichy is a pit bull whippet mix and a pirate to boot.   Hari Timesina does a fine graphic rendition of the Best! Doggie! Ever!   These 4 portraits above are essentially complete just awaiting Hari's signature.

IMG_2401

I stopped by Sagar's to see some more works in progress and was pleased to see this great start to the handsome Georgie Corgi drying in the sunlight.

IMG_2398
Gary the French Bulldog by Sagar is an early work in progress and it is going to be great, I think. IMG_2400

You remember Gee Gee from the top of this post.    Well, here she is as a work in progress from Sagar.  What a smile.   Can't wait to see the finals on these.

IMG_2384
Back at Sufraj Khadka's studio, Suf was hard at work on his portrait of the chic Bebe, bedecked in her lovely real pearl necklace.  It is fun when I can come by and see the process of creating these fun dog portraits.

IMG_2385
Suf holds up early first drafts of Tina the French Bulldog and Coco Diablo Chanel the Jack Russell Terrier.  Suf seems to be in a pastel mood with these.   Very pretty.  

At this point in the project, the artists seem to take dogs in costume in their stride.   They don't even ask, though they certainly grin!!!!

IMG_2391
When I arrived at Sagar's studio, Lina the Pit Bull was up on Sagar's easel.  

IMG_2421
Then I had the pleasure of watching Sagar work.   He is fast and good on detail.   I was not the only one in the studio watching.   Other passersby on the street would join me as I watched.  A lot of progress was made in a short time.

IMG_2427
Here Sagar begins work on a Nepali Dog for a local friend.   He commented that 'American Dogs are big, (pointing to Lina the Pit Bull) and Nepali Dogs are small'.

IMG_0979
Cooper the Whippet in action by Baba, Nara and Sanjib Rana (clockwise from top left)

The only one available of this trio is Sanjib Rana's on the bottom.   You can see it was a hard choice with such an action-packed photo of a Whippet doing what he loves best.

This is what you can expect when you honor your dog (or cat or bunny) with a Nepal Art Dog portrait.  The time to order is now.   No obligation to buy, but I bet you will not be able to resist!  You will receive your choice of portrait in time for the holidays.   Orders accepted through the end of November.

Only 2 more days to order!

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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 am here in November, 2012, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats.

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 Fall 2012 trip.

 

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 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.