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November 2015

Live from Kathmandu: New works from Sanjib Rana

 

Folk art Jack Russell Terrier hand patined on metal in Nepal
Gaia the Jack Russell Terrier by Sanjib Rana

Gaia was a Beloved Dog that was taken too soon.  This portrait captures her joie de vivre.

Sanjib has finished all but the lettering in these portraits.

Folk art Whit Shepherd hand painted on metal by an artist in Nepal
Basie the White Shepherd by Sanjib Rana

Basie the White Shepherd makes a beautiful subject in Sanjib's final hand painted on metal.

Folk art Husky Collie dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Zuni the Collie Husky mix by Sanjib Rana

 Zuni, a pretty Collie and Husky mix, is hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana.

 

Folk art Pug dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Bubba the Pug by Sanjib Rana

Bubba the Pug's final from Sanjib Rana.  All done but the lettering!

Folk art Tabby Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lucia the Tabby's final by Sanjib

Lucia, La Principessa, in her final by Sanjib Rana.

Folk art Tabby Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Luna the Crazy Kitty by Sanjib Rana

Lunatic's third final by Sanjib still awaits writing.

Folk art Golden Chihuahua hand painted on metal in Nepal
Scully the Golden Chihuahua by Sanjib Rana

Scully the Golden Chihuahua hand painted on metal by Sanjib.

All of these photos were taken by Sanjib and I am not sure whether they are accurate as to color or not.   If these are your pets, please wait until I can get home and photograph them in natural night.

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I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders.

Since there is expected political unrest in Nepal in November, please get your orders in early...

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the November 2015 trip.  I will be back in early December 2015 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: Works in Progress by Sagar

 
Sagar got a new batch of photos and he is hard at work.

 

Folk art drying in an artist's studio in Kathmandu, Nepal
Sagar's easel in his new studio

Due to the extremely dusty conditions of his street, Sagar is letting the art dry inside.

Folk art Labrador Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Wally the Labrador Retreiver by Sagar

Wally is a handsome dog and well on his way to his first Danger Dog portrait by Sagar.  

Folk art Beware of Dog sign hand painted on metal by a signboard artist in Nepal
Mayhem's work in progress by Sagar

Another beautiful Lab, Mayhem is 12 years old and no doubt is no longer up to much mayhem.   He looks comfy in his pose.

Folk art Rescue Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Layla looking strong in her work in progress by Sagar

Layla has me on my knees in her first work in progress by Sagar.   This lovely pup is looking good.

 

Folk art Blue Heeler hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Razz the Blu Heeler in a work in progress by Sagar

Razz the Blue Heeler is coming on strong in this early work in progress by Sagar.

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Cooper the Cat as an early work in progress by Sagar

Cooper the Cat is here in a very early work in progress.   Please remember that these are not even close to being finished.   Sagar has been requested to have a nice eggplant purple as a background for this stunning cat.

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I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders.

Since there is expected political unrest in Nepal in November, please get your orders in early...

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the November 2015 trip.  I will be back in early December 2015 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: Sufraj Khadka's Art

fraj Khadka has done some of his best work ever.

Folk art portrait of a Persian Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sufraj, looking like Elvis, with his art

 

Suf's studio is small and dark, so I apologize for the focus.   He and I have been working together for 8 years now, and I like this trip's work more than ever.

Folk art Cat hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Beatrice the Cat in her final by Suf

Beatrice the Cat really shines in her portrait by Suf.   Her eyes glow.

Folk art Tibetan Terrier hand painted on metal  by a sign painter in Nepal
Zelda the Tibetan Terrier by Suf

 Suf's new work is all about the details.   This portrait of Zelda looks all the better for the little touch of pink and blue around the edges.

 

Folk art Cockatiel hand painted on metal in Nepal
Georgia the Cockatiel and 2 finals

Beautiful Georgia is lovely here in her first two finals (by Punam and Suf left to right).   Suf's little details around the corner add to its charm.

 

Folk art portrait of a Eurasian Dog (Spitz, Chow and Samoyed mix) hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lu the Eurasian Dog (Chow Spitz and Samoyed mix) and his final 3

Lu's 3 finals are by Dilip, Sagar and Suf (clockwise from top left) and someone has a hard choice ahead.

folk art Beware of Persian Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Beware of Leon the Persian Cat

Leon is captured in his 3 finals by Megh Raj, Sagar and Suf (clockwise from top left).   Three very different versions of a lion-like Persian Cat.

Suf chooses to work in a smaller format, so while most of the art in the Nepal Art Dog project are one foot square more or less, Suf's are 8"x11.5".

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I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders.

Since there is expected political unrest in Nepal in November, please get your orders in early...

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the November 2015 trip.  I will be back in early December 2015 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: Double the Fun: Dogs!


Folk art Golden Chihuahua hand paintedd on metal in Nepal
Scully the Golden Chihuahua and her first 2 finals

Super Dog Scully the Golden Chihuahua is hand painted on metal.   Remember there is still one more portrait to come on all of these Danger Dogs.   Hard choices abound.

Folk art White Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal
Basie the White Shepherd

Basie the White Shepherd''s double portraits are by Dilip Niroj and Nara (left to right).

Folk art Black Labrador hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal.
Jet the Black Lab's portraits

Jet's two portraits are by Nara and Dilip (left to right).   I have already seen a photo of the last one.   Difficult choice ahead.

Folk art Eurasian Dog (Chow Spitz and Samoyed) hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lu the Eurasion Dog's first finals

Lu is a special breed.   He is a Eurasian Dog - a mix of Spitz, Chow and Samoyed - and a lovely version at that.  His two portraits are by Sagar and Dilip (left to right).

 

Folk art Chocolate Pomeranian hand painted on metal in Nepal
Oliver the Chocolate Pomeranian

 Oliver the Pomeranian is a handsome fella in his portraits by Nara and Sagar (left to right).

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I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders, but not for long.   2 days left.   The paint has to dry..

Since there is expected political unrest in Nepal in November, please get your orders in early...

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the November 2015 trip.  I will be back in early December 2015 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: Double the Fun - Cat Edition

I am still awaiting a few finals, but there are a few double portraits that I'd like to share.

Folk art portraits of a Persian Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Leon the Persian Cat's first 2 finals

Handsome Leon by Sagar and Megh Raj.   Tough to choose already and still one more to come.   Sagar was requested not to put any lettering on his, but he forgot.

Folk art Beware of Cat sign hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Lunatic the Crazy Kitty's first 2 finals

 Luna the Crazy Kitty is a beloved Tabby Cat here hand painted on metal by Megh Raj and Sagar (left to right).

Folk art Tortie Calico hand painted on metal in Nepal
Frankie the Tortie Cat's two finals

Frankie is a lovely Tortie posed as an odalisque in her first two hand painted portraits by Jit Gurung and Nara (left to right)

Folk art Tabby Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Yahoo the Tabby Cat's first 2 finals

Yahoo looks snug on her rug in her two portraits by Nara and Sagar (left to right).

 

Folk art fluffy cat hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Google the Danger Cat's first 2 finals


Google the Fluffy Cat is a beauty with hr green eyes and striped fun.   These two finals are by Dilip and Megh Raj (left to right).

As you can probably guess, Yahoo and Google know each other.

 

Folk art Tabby Cat hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal.
Lucia the Principessa and her first 2 finals

 Lucia was a beautiful Tabby who lived to be 20 years old.   She is honored here by her portraits by Sagar and Megh Raj (left to right).

 

folk art black and White Domestic Short hair Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Rocco the Black & White Domestic Shorthair Zen Cat

The striking Zen Cat Rocco is hand painted on metal by Dilip and Indra Lama (left to right).

More tomorrow, please stay tuned.

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I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders, but not for long.   2 days left until the cut off date.   The paintings have to dry!

Since there is expected political unrest in Nepal in November, please get your orders in early...

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the November 2015 trip.  I will be back in early December 2015 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!