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Live from Nepal: New works by Jit Gurung

Jackal is an adorable ChiWeenie (Chihuahua Dachshund mix) here hand painted on metal in his first final by Jit Gurung of Munal Arts here in Pokhara, Nepal.

Russell and Morris make a dapper pair of Chihuahuas as they laze on their Hudson Bay Blanket with their matching jackets.   Jit really captured their mischievous expressions.

Julio & Grover are a pair of West Highland Terriers who are prettily posed in their portrait by Jit Gurung.   Jit signs his portraits in the Nepali Devenagari script below.

Jasper is another Cockapoo cutie, lounging in the lap of luxury in his finished portrait by Jit.  

Spartapuss is quite the dramatic black cat surrounded as she is in a corona of red feathers.   Jit captures her glamour quite nicely in this first final of what is sure to be a stellar series.

CJ the Australian Shepherd seems ready for the office in his shirt, tie and eyeglasses in this finished portrait by Jit Gurung.   The artists really liked this one.   Dogs DO get decorated all the time here in Nepal, with tikas on their foreheads and sometimes henna spots!

Jit quickly sketched this cartoon of a trekker (less than in a minute) so that he could demonstrate that he would like a 'Magic pen 0-1-2-3'.   Does anyone know what this means?   Please leave a comment below, if so.   He wants a fine tipped black marker.   He is using a Monarch pen manufactured in Thailand and is not satisfied with its performance.

Remember that there are two more portraits on metal of each of these fine pets to come in the coming days.   Stay tuned and be ready to pick your favorite.

How to commission YOUR pet's portrait on metal:

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   I am in Nepal right now giving photos to the artists.   Cut off for this trip's orders is May 20, 2013.   I will be back in plenty of time for Father's Day orders.

1. 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 people 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.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:  
That's it !

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!


The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $18 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  
Pay after choosing your portrait.  
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).


Let's keep these artists painting.


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!





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