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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.

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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.

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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 !!!

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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