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.
It is still wet in this photo and still needs Hari's distinctive signature.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.
Let's keep these artists painting.
American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.
Hello from Dogmandu!
You will be happy you did!
Micro-finance through art patronage. Trade not Aid.