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November 2014

Live from Kathmandu: Sagar and Paras' finals

It is sad to say goodbye to these guys.    It is so much fun to go to their studio and see the new works and works in progress.

Folk art Tibetan Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Dixie the Tibetan Terrier by Paras

The charming Dixie by Paras' Nepali lettering translates as 'Tibetan Dog', apropos for the Tibetan Terrier.

Folk art Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Barry of Los Feliz by Paras

What could be better than a ring of flowers around St. Barry?

Folk art Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Chimay by Sagar

Chimay in her final by Sagar.    She passed away in 2008, but she has left an impression on her owner's heart.   Chimay's son is now 16.

Folk art Pit Bull hand painted on metal in Nepal
Evie by Sagar

Evie by Sagar is a stand out.

Folk art Black Lab hand painted on metal
Smokey the Black Lab by Sagar

Smokey shines with that luminous black fur in his portrait by Sagar.   It is hard to believe that he is 13 years old.

More tomorrow.   Stay tuned.

You can see more about how the project works by clicking my recent series called Anatomy of a Danger Dog.

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Orders are now closed for a 2014 Danger Dog order.   However, I have over 72 different breeds on my website, NepalDog.com, so see if I have a portrait that looks like your pet!  

I am officially taking orders for the 2015 trip.

Be ahead of the pack and order today!

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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:   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 $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!


Live from Kathmandu: Three of a Kind

Folk art Rottweiler/ Lab mix hand painted on metal
Sneaky's finals

Sneaky by Sagar, Sanjib and Dilip (clockwise from top left). Sneaky came with instructions to lose the car seat and open his eyes!   This should be a fun choice.

Folk art Terrier hand painted on metal
Maggie the Terrier

Maggie is hand painted on metal by Megh Raj, Sagar and Paras (clockwise from top left).

Folk art Terrier hand painted on metal
Meadow the Terrier's final 3
Meadow has turned out well in her quest for world peace.   Her three portraits are by Sagar, Paras and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).
Folk art Husky Akita dog hand painted on metal
Three moods of Michio
Michio by Sanjib, Sagar and Dilip (clockwise from top left).
Folk art Black Lab hand painted on metal
Brodie in 2 different moods!
The handsome Brodie had two photos painted.    The top is by Sagar and the others are by Sufraj Khadka and Dilip Niroj (clockwise from top left).
Folk art Basset Hound Wolfhound
Murphy the Basset Wolfhound
Big Dog Murphy by Sanjib, Megh Raj and Sagar  (clockwise from top left).

More tomorrow.   Stay tuned.

You can see more about how the project works by clicking my recent series called Anatomy of a Danger Dog.

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

Orders are now closed for a 2014 Danger Dog order.   However, I have over 72 different breeds on my website, NepalDog.com, so see if I have a portrait that looks like your pet!  

I am officially taking orders for the 2015 trip.

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:   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 $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!

Folk art Terrier hand painted on metal
Meadow the Terrier's final 3

Live from Kathmandu: Megh Raj still at work

Megh Raj Thapa works by painting the figures first and then adding the outlines.

Folk art Cats hand painted on metal
Valentino and Muse as a work in progress

Megh Raj is off to a fine start on these lovely Cats.

Folk art Mastiff hand painted on metal
Sweet Bella as a work in progress

Bella is also looking good.

Folk art Dachshund hand painted on metal in Nepal
Matilda the Dachshund by Megh Raj

Matilda is awaiting her scarf.   It is odd to see her compartmentalized like this, but I am positive that she will be well-dressed in the end!

Folk art Staffie hand painted on metal in Nepal
Evie the Staffie's work in progress

Evie certainly has great ears. 

Folk art Black Lab hand painted on metal
Smokey the Black Lab as a work in progress

The handsome blue/black Smokey rides again!

More tomorrow.   Stay tuned.

You can see more about how the project works by clicking my recent series called Anatomy of a Danger Dog.

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

Orders are now closed for a 2014 Danger Dog order.   However, I have over 72 different breeds on my website, NepalDog.com, so see if I have a portrait that looks like your pet!  

I am officially taking orders for the 2015 trip.

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:   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 $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!


Live from Kathmandu: New Lettering for Sanjib's paintings

Birju was again hired to paint the lettering on Sanjib Rana's signs.

Folk art Mastiff hand painted on metal
Sweet Bella by Sanjib

Birju did not understand that the lettering should be in both English and Nepali on this one.   But at least one now knows the words for 'beautiful & sweet'  (Sundar and Chinni).

Folk art Mastiff hand painted on metal
Big Head Norman by Sanjib

Norman has a beautiful Big Head!

Folk art German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sweetie the German Shepherd

Sweetie's final by Sanjib Rana.   This is such a classic photo, and he did a great job with her.

Folk art Grey Cat hand painted on metal
Ashmont by Sanjib Rana

Ashmont always looks good.

Folk art Pittie hand painted on metal in Nepal
Pickles by Sanjib Rana

The final Pickleman by Sanjib.

More tomorrow.   Stay tuned.

You can see more about how the project works by clicking my recent series called Anatomy of a Danger Dog.

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

Orders are now closed for a 2014 Danger Dog order.   However, I have over 72 different breeds on my website, NepalDog.com, so see if I have a portrait that looks like your pet!  

I am officially taking orders for the 2015 trip.

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:   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 $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!


Live from Kathmandu: Sagar's studio update

Getting down to the wire.   I realize I am going to miss visiting my artists most when I return home soon.

Folk art studio in Kathmandu
Sign Painter shop in Kathmandu

Who wouldn't be pleased to walk into a scene like this, with great (and finished) paintings drying in the window?

Folk art Baby hand painted on metal
Baby by Sagar

Here is something different.   This little girl is having three different portraits done.  Sagar was the first to complete his portrait.   The skin tones are just lovely.   I wish you could see this in person.

Folk art landscape with dog on staircase
Landscape featuring St. Barry of Los Feliz

Sagar was given the choice of painting a nice close up of Barry or this landscape of Barry on the stairs.   I am happy with his choice.

Folk art Staffordshire Terrier hand painted on metal
St Barry of Los Feliz by Paras

Paras still needs to complete the lettering on Barry, but he is looking mighty fine with his halo of posies.

 

Folk art Black Lab hand painted on metal in Nepal
Smokey the Lab by Sagar

Smokey's first final is looking good.   It seems so hard to take a good photo of a black dog, but when you get a good one, that blue black glossy shine can't be beat.   Smokey still needs some Nepali lettering, otherwise it is finished.

Folk art Staffie in an Ewok hat
Pickles by Sagar

I don't think any of the 3 artists that painted Pickles got the Ewok cowl reference, but they all did a fine job in any case.

Folk art Labradoodle hand painted on metal
Higgins the Labaradoodle by Sagar


Handsome Higgins in his latest final by Sagar.

 

Folk art Cats hand painted on metal
Valentino and Muse by Sagar

Sagar painted Valentino and Muse on larger format than usual.   The tiger striping of the fur is well done.

More tomorrow.   Stay tuned.

You can see more about how the project works by clicking my recent series called Anatomy of a Danger Dog.

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

I am now in Kathmandu and accepting orders for the Nepal Art Dogs (and Cats) through November 27, 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:   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 $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!