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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.


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.


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:  
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!




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