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November 2013

Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Dilip

Dilip has been hard at work again, finishing 5 paintings this week.

Folk art pug in Harley Davidson jacket
Taco the Pug by Dilip Niroj

Taco the Pug is resplendant in his Harley Davidson jacket.    He makes a fine Danger Dog.

Folk Art Dalmation
Tasha the Dalmation by Dilip

Tasha the Dalmation looks very angelic in her hand painted portrait by Dilip Niroj.

Folk art Akita
Kuma the Akita by Dilip

Kuma looks strong and protective in his portrait by Dilip.

Folk art French Bulldog
Stella the French Bulldog by Nara

Stella is pretty muscular in Dilip's portrait.   Love those toes.

Folk art Black Labrador
Cupcake the Black Lab by Dilip

Cupcake (who originally had stuffed antlers atop her head) stands out with her red headband.

Folk art Boxer
Charlie the Boxer as a work in progress by Megh Raj

Meanwhile, down the road, Megh Raj Thapa has some stunning works in progress that I photographed.They will be finished soon!

Folk art Airedale
Antonia the Airedale as a work in progress by Megh Raj


Also an early work in progress, you can see nice detail in Megh Raj Thapa's art.

More tomorrow.  

Stay tuned. 

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I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders.

The elections in Nepal are over but, please get your orders in early...   I promise to be dogged in getting your orders to the artists.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the November 2013 trip.  I will be back in early December 2013 in plenty of time to mail holiday 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:   ampage1@gmail.com  
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!


Live from Kathmandu: More finals

There are starting to be a couple of double finished portraits.   There are some hard choices ahead.

Folk art Australian Shepherd
Tank the Australian Shepherd

Tank is cheerful in his first two finals. Left is Dilip Niroj and on the right is by Nara.

Folk art Terrier/Lhasa Apso mix
Pepper the Terrier/Lhasa Apso mix

Pepper the Terrier/Lhasa Apso mix is by Nara on the left and Indra on the right.

Folk art chow mix
Tetley the Chow mix

Tetley the Chow mix is by Nara on the left and Dilip on the right.

Folk art Australian Shepherd
Romeo the Australian Shepherd

Romeo times two by Nara and Dilip.

Folk art Papillion
Mochi the Papillion by Dilip and Nara

Mochi the Papillion by Dilip and Nara.

Folk Art Molly Anne
Molly Anne by Nara

Molly Anne is sitting pretty in her final portrait by Nara.

Folk art black standard poodle
Riley the black Standard Poodle

Riley the black Standard Poodle by Nara.  There was a request for no writing on this one!  

Sorry about the overcast day and the mediocre photography on this set.   Sometimes the weather does not cooperate!

Stay tuned.  I will be dropping by 4 artists studios today, looking at works in progress and, hopefully, picking up a few finals.

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I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders.

The elections in Nepal are over but, please get your orders in early...   I promise to be dogged in getting your orders to the artists.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the November 2013 trip.  I will be back in early December 2013 in plenty of time to mail holiday 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:   ampage1@gmail.com  
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!


Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Nara

Nara paints what I call 'Dog's Dogs' paintings.   Obviously he is fond of animals as you can see from the loving details below.   Sorry about the quality of the photos.   Today is the first overcast day and my camera was not able to properly capture them!  

Folk art Akita
Kuma the Akita by Nara
Folk Art white Standard Poodle
Bowie the white Standard Poodle by Nara
Folk art Pomeranian
Lily the Pomeranian by Nara
Folk Art Black Standard Poodle
Freddie the black Standard Poodle by Nara
Folk art Black Labrador
Cupcake the Black Lab by Nara
Folk art American Exotic Cat
Mr. B the American Exotic Cat by Nara
Folk art Dalmation
Tasha the Dalmation by Nara
Folk art French Bulldog
Stella the French Bulldog by Nara

More from Nara tomorrow.

Stay tuned. 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders.

The elections in Nepal are over but, please get your orders in early...   I promise to be dogged in getting your orders to the artists.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the November 2013 trip.  I will be back in early December 2013 in plenty of time to mail holiday 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:   ampage1@gmail.com  
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!


Live from Kathmandu: Life in Boudha

Life in  Boudha is always interesting.

Little boy squashes plastic bag
Boy in Boudha smashes plastic bag

This little boy had so much fun trying to pop the air bubble from this pink plastic bag. 

Roosters, goats and dogs in Boudha
A rooster, a goat and a sleeping dog share the sidewalks
Guard Dog in Nepal
Handsome Mastiff guard dog - he knows his business!

 

Trash day at the Boudha Stupa
Trash day at the Boudha Stupa
Handsome Man from Dolpo in Boudha
Even the tourists from Dolpo cannot resist photographing the Stupa.
Man carrying cabinet near Boudha
No burden is too heavy for Nepal's porters
Female Monk at temple in Boudha
Lady Monk near Boudha Stupa
My Kathmandu Kitchen
And my sunny Boudha kitchen, filled with handsome Danger Dogs!

Stay tuned.  Today I pick up 14 paintings from the always spectacular Nara.  You will see them tomorrow!

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I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders.

The elections in Nepal are over but, please get your orders in early...   I promise to be dogged in getting your orders to the artists.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the November 2013 trip.  I will be back in early December 2013 in plenty of time to mail holiday 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:   ampage1@gmail.com  
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!


Live from Kathmandu: Sagar does another layer

Sagar does his work in many layers.  He starts with the line drawing, then adds a little background color.

Folk art white dog
Bowie as a work in progress by Sagar

Bowie still has a layer or two to go.  He certainly looks adorable in his pretty house.

Folk art Labradoodle
Maximus the Labradoodle by Sagar

Maximus also looks like his is enjoying his nice digs.   Sagar likes to bring his portraiture to another level by adding personal details.

Folk art Papillion portrait
Henry the Papillion by Sagar

Henry the Papillion is an example where Henry was photographed against a turquoise wall.   Sagar has put him on the beach.   Sagar's name means 'ocean' in Nepali and he likes to paint the water.

Folk art Airedale
Antonia the Airedale by Sagar

My Antonia makes a lovely portrait as she is set deep in the woods.   Remember that these are very early works in progress and the details will be added later.  I believe that he does the eyes last.

Folk art Black Standard Poodle
Freddie the Poodle by Sagar

Freddie the black Standard Poodle seems to have settled in on his favorite quilt.  Sagar does like drama!

Folk Art Bichon Frisee
Neville & Hermione by Sagar

Hermione and Neville make a bright pair against their red couch.   Hermione is a Bichon Frise and her friend, Neville, is from mixed parentage.

Folk art Dog in Wig
Clancy Brown by Sagar

Clancy Brown is a terrier mix with a clown's wig!  Sagar seems to be making the most of the circle motif.

Folk art Akita
Kuma the Akita by Sagar

Kuma is a rather new addition to the roster, and this is the first work in progress I've seen.  I like it so far!

Folk Art Australian Shepherd
Tank the Australian Shepherd by Sagar

Tank is a happy and well dressed Australian Shepherd.   Here he is with his big smile in the work in progress portrait by Sagar.

Boxer in Nepal
This is Assi the Boxer at a friend's house in Nepal

This was a sweet Boxer with the patented Boxer wiggle down pat.

More tomorrow.

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders.

The elections in Nepal are over but, please get your orders in early...   I promise to be dogged in getting your orders to the artists.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the November 2013 trip.  I will be back in early December 2013 in plenty of time to mail holiday 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:   ampage1@gmail.com  
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!