This is a favorite time for me, when I get to see all three Danger Dog portraits together in one place...
Max the Mastiff is well-represented here in all his glory by Punam Thapa, Jit Gurung and Sagar Bitsa (clockwise from left). Painted from a black and white photo with an additional color reference, the artists all interpreted Max's coloring in their own way. Sagar chose to incorporate the field of California poppies in Max's background.
CJ is a pretty female Australian Shepherd with the apparent patience of a saint. She is dressed to the nines in her three portraits by Lal Karki, Jit Gurung and Shahi. Lal has turned her into an Albert Einstein-like mad scientist dog, while Jit has played up her sensitive side and Shahi has made her dogmatic! All three of CJ's artists are from Pokhara.
The final three of Clementine (by Sagar, Megh Raj and Sanjib left to right) are ready. Clementine's owner agreed with me that it would be a shame to put lettering on Sanjib's portrait.
Three Hole Punch seems to have caught the interest of all three artists (Sagar, Dilip and Megh Raj from left to right). They liked his curious gaze and big yawn.
Jasper the Cockapoo (by Sagar, Dilip and Jit Gurung) looks great in all three of his portraits. With this Cockapoo,I chose artists that appreciate fluffy fur. I did not expect all of them to enjoy Jasper's blanket so much. All have placed him similarly on the 1'x1' metal. They all took care with the white tip of his ears and markings in general.
Julio and Grover are a couple of handsome West Highland Terriers (by Megh Raj, Jit Gurung and Sagar). As you can see, each artist saw their coloring in a different light.
Charles the Cocker Spaniel (by Megh Raj, Punam and Sagar). These three styles could not be more different, but Charles looks great in all of them.
It is very hard to choose which portrait of your pet will be the one. I have found over the years that most people choose the one that looks most like their pet.
My new Kathmandu Kitchen is filling up with beautiful dogs, cats, horses and chickens.
The sinks, the baseboards, the counters and windowsills are all filled with fun folk art.
Time has run out if you would like to order for this trip. Next
trip is tentatively scheduled for the end of October, returning the
first week in December.
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Pay after choosing your portrait.
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).
Let's keep these artists painting.