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December 2012

Live from Kathmandu: More works in progress

Back at Sagar's for more works in progresses in the Danger Dog project.

Nothing dangerous about Obi the Jedi Poodle in her work in progress by Sagar.  Her sunny smile is matched by the golden background that highlights her brown curls.

Buddy, a new 'Enlightened' addition to the project, absolutely glows in his work in progress portrait by Sagar.

The dashing Scottish Terrier Dr. Watson is waiting for his details.  

Gary the black French Bulldog and Rae the Black Labrador hide out in the corner.

The dogs (and a cat) await the final touches, including eyelights and lettering.   Sagar does not do lettering himself, like a number of these artists.   He prefers to have Birju do the lettering.

Sagar is hard at work on this triple portrait of Dalmations in their Porsche convertible.

Sanjib Rana painted this portrait of the 3 Dalmations in their nice car.   Sanjib also will not do the lettering, and he signed this fine painting on the back.  Unlike the other Nepali artists in the Danger Dog art project, Sanjib paints using acrylic paints. 

Also by Sanjib Rana is this lovely portrait of the Jack Russell Terrier named Coco Diablo Chanel.  The detail on this one is fantastic.


You remember Obi the Jedi Poodle from the top of this post?   Here is that adorable pup as a work in progress by Sufraj Khadka.

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 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.


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 or find out more at

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu! Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel: You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.

Trade not Aid.