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

Live from Kathmandu: Early works in progress from Sagar

Sagar has started painting his Danger Dogs.   I came across him at the easel painting Sneaky, a Labrador/Rottweiler mix.

Folk art Rottweiller mix
Sagar at his easel.

Of course, he was not supposed to paint the car seat, but we can always paint it out.   I think he liked the challenge.

Folk art Black dog hand painted on metal
Murphy, a Basset Hound/Irish Wolfhound mix

Sagar adds many layers before he is finished.  Unlike Dilip, he does the background last usually, but not always.

Folk art Cat hand painted on metal
Chimay - a Mexican kitty in her early stages

'Chimay' (the Cat's name and a favorite drink of mine) sounds like the word for 'sweet' in Nepali: 'Cheemee' - so that is how the Nepali will read on the finished painting.

Folk art Pit Bull in Ewok Costume
Pickles wearing an Ewok cowl...

Pickles is perfectly appropriate here in his Ewok Costume so close to Halloween.


Folk art Terrier mix hand painted on metal
Maggie is adorably off kilter in her original photo

Sagar's early rendering of Maggie, a Terrer mix.

Folk art Cairn Terrier mix hand painted on metal
Meadow the Cairn Terrier Mix

Meadow's a Cairn Terrier mix and a little farther along in her portrait by Sagar.

Folk art Beware of Dog sign hand painted on metal
A close up of Sneaky's work in progress

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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