Dilip Niroj came through in flying colors with the first final Danger Dogs.
Sorry about the focus. My camera is not so great indoors. Any advice about a camera that could handle indoor and night shots well would be appreciated. But you can still see how cool these are turning out.
Oscar the Pug seems mired in oil in Dilip's portrait. Good thing Oscar is wearing his trusty life jacket! Love the feet in the puddle, the dramatic orange jacket and the almost mispelling of Danger. Dilip is dyslexic, I believe, and he started to write Denger Dog. Dilip has a pug of his own here in Nepal, along with a German Shepherd and a Doberman Pinscher.
Dilip brought out photos of his young daughter, Christina, to show us. Such a cute daughter. She is eleven and obviously loves to dress up. She has a Nepali name, but my guess is she chose her English name from Christina Aguilar, who is very popular among young Nepali girls.
So Christina it is!
Coco Diablo Chanel lives up to her fanciful name and even more exotic headdress in her work in progress portrait by Sagar. The writing will say "Queen Bean" and there was never a more appropriate sobriquette for this young Jack Russell beauty. Sagar asked if we could just write 'pretty girl' in Nepali for this painting. Of course!!!
French Bulldogs Boris & Ivan by Sagar, Megh Raj and Sufraj (clockwise from top left)
Boris and Ivan were two adorable French Bulldogs from the last Danger Dog trip. The owners chose Sagar's colorful portrait, while I sold Sufraj' pink confection to another collector. Megh Raj' portrait is still available through Nomad in Cambridge. Click on the link for more information.
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 3 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.