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Live from Kathmandu: Dilip's very early works in progress

Dilip does his early drawing of the pets, and then he does the background color.

Folk art dog portraits
Dilip's works first layer is started

It is always nice to come off a busy street and see the beginnings of Dilip's art.   He uses a dark blue pen to outline his dogs, not a black one.   Dilip's wife certainly is dressed beautifully in her 'rangi-changi' (colorful in Nepali) kurta.

Folk art Dog hand painted on metal
Brodie in very early stages

Brodie is part Flat Coated Retreiver and part Newfoundland or Great Pyrenees.   He has a great smile.

Folk art dog portrait from Nepal
Sneaky the Lab/Rottweiller mix

 Here is Sneaky the Lab/Rottweiler mix without his car seat!   Most of the native Beware of Dog signs here in Nepal that inspired the project show teeth and tongue.   Sneaky is going to be a classic.

Folk art Cat portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Nolo the Ginger Cat in an early phase

Nolo is going to be beautiful against this bright green background.

Folk art Black and White Cat
Chimay the black and white Cat

Dilip's very early portrait of Chimay the Cat will feature the deep red logo of that delicious Belgian Beer Chimay.

Folk Art German Shepherd hand painted on metal
Sweetie the German Shepherd by Dilip

Last but not least is Sweetie the German Shepherd.   Dilip has a German Shepherd, a Pug and a Doberman, so he enjoys painting German Shepherds.

Please remember that these are far from finished.   I love to photograph the works in progress and even have started a series called Anatomy of a Danger Dog.

 I am now in Kathmandu and accepting orders for the Nepal Art Dogs (and Cats) through November 28, 2014.

Be ahead of the pack and order today!


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.   Large format photos work best.

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 $22 per sign (to the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.   For overseas orders, I find the least expensive method of shipping.
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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