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Which would you Choose? More finals from Kathmandu

The finals are pouring in in these last few days of my trip to Kathmandu.   See which one you would choose!

Folk art beware of Cat sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Dutch the black and white Cat and his final 3

It is not only dogs that get to be immortalized on metal here in Nepal.   Dutch the Danger Cat is looking good in his 3 final portraits by Sagar, Megh Raj and Dilip (clockwise from top left).

Folk art portrait of a Springer Spaniel hand painted on metal in Nepal
Copper the Spaniel's 3 finals

Beloved Copper's final 3 are stunning.  Sagar, Megh Raj and Dilip are the artists (clockwise from top left).

Folk art beware of Springer Spaniel hand painted on metal
Joe Slovo's three finals   

 Joe Slovo, the Springer Spaniel and his final three portraits by Sagar, Dilip and Sanjib Rana (clockwise from top left).  Joe is a handsome boy and these photos were all painted from a black and white photo.   Both red and blue details added to the drama.

Folk art beware of French Bulldog puppy hand painted on metal in Nepal
Moose's 3 finals

Moose the French Bulldog puppy by Sagar, Megh Raj and Dilip (clockwise from top left).  The rainbow background is a nice addition by Megh Raj.

 

 

Folk art beware of Attorney hand painted on metal in Nepal
The beautiful Helen by Megh Raj Thapa

Being sign painters, the artists of Nepal are available to paint anything you might like, including this lovely portrait of a Danger Attorney.   I only do one choice of human portraits.   I think Megh Raj did a fine job.   Megh Raj agreed that she is very beautiful.   I chose Megh Raj because of the very pretty beauty shop signs I have seen him paint in the past, when they still did hand painted beauty shop signs.

To see what else the Nepali artists have painted for this fair trade art project, please see this page on my website, NepalDog.com.   The only limit is your imagination.

Stay tuned.   More adventures in Nepal are sure to follow, along with more finals and 3-of-a-kind portraits.  See all 3 finals alongside each other and try to choose among them!

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I am in Nepal right now but no longer accepting orders.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now closed for the October 2016 trip.  I will be back in early December 2016 in plenty of time to mail holiday orders.  I will be back in Nepal in early March, 2017, for the next set of 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 $20 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!


Which would you choose? New finals from the Danger Dogs

 The best time of the trip for me is when I can see and compare the 3 very different portraits of the same pet.    Looking at the details such as how they do the eyes, the paws, the fur, the background is just too much fun.

Folk art beware of French Bulldog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Oliver the French Bulldog by Sagar, Dilip and Megh Raj

Oliver is so very good looking in these 3 very different portraits.   These are by Sagar, Dilip and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).    French Bulldogs are so easy to love with their great personalities.   

Folk art beware of American Staffordshire Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ripley the American Staffordshire Terrier's 3 finals
 

 Ripley shines in his final 3 portraits by Sagar Bitsa, Megh Raj Thapa and Dilip Niroj (clockwise from top left).  I'll assume that Ripley is named after the wonderfully strong character played by Sigourney Weaver in the Alien films.  

 
Folk art beware of Schnoodle sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Henry the Schnoodle

 Henry the Schnoodle is looking "Happy in the Himalayas" in his final three by Sanjib Rana, Sagar Bitsa and Megh Raj Thapa (clockwise from top left).

Folk art portrait of a rescue dog hand painted on metal in Nepal

Chance the Terrier Rescue

Chance the Terrier Rescue was done without lettering.   Chance's 3 finals are hand painted on metal by Sanjib, Sagar and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

Folk art beware of rescue dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Wolford's final 3 portraits

Wolford, the world's only Captain Handsome and his final 3 portraits - by Sagar, Dilip and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

Folk art beware of dog sign hand painted on metal by a signboard artist in Nepal
Autumn and her final 3

Autumn, a Sharpei and Labrador charmer and her final 3 by Dilip, Sagar and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

Please keep in mind that these look better in person!   I will take them home and photograph them in natural light so that you can better choose which portrait looks most like your pooch.

 

Stay tuned.   More adventures in Nepal are sure to follow, along with more finals and 3-of-a-kind portraits.  See all 3 finals alongside each other and try to choose among them!

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I am in Nepal right now but no longer accepting orders.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now closed for the October 2016 trip.  I will be back in early December 2016 in plenty of time to mail holiday orders.  I will be back in Nepal in early March, 2017, for the next set of 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 $20 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: Finals from Sanjib Rana

Sanjib Rana does not letter his own paintings, so I gave them to Dilip Niroj to finish.

Folk art drying on the streets of Kathmandu
Dilip greets me with Namaste

Dilip welcomes me with a Namaste as I come across Sanjib's art drying outside Dilip's studio.

folk art portrait of a Cavalier King Spaniel hand painted on metal in Nepal
Harry the Cavalier King Spaniel by Sanjib

Harry the Cavalier King Spaniel looks absolutely perfect with his final lettering.   Sanjib Rana is considered a Fine Artist here in Nepal, and is the only artist that I hire not to use enamel.   Sanjib's art is hand painted using acrylic.

 

Folk art beware of Black Standard Poodle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Herschel the Black Standard Poodle by Sanjib Rana

Haughty Herschel is looking good in his final by Sanjib.

Folk at beware of Springer Spaniel hand painted on metal in Nepal
Joe Slovo the Springer Spaniel by Sanjib Rana.

Joe Slovo's final Danger Dog portrait by Sanjib Rana is lovely.  Such a soulful photo of this handsome Springer Spaniel.

Folk art beware of German Short-Haired Pointer hand painted on metal in Nepal.
Bleu the German Short-Haired Pointer by Sanjib Rana

 Bleu is a beautiful dog and she comes out very well in Sanjib's portrait.   I love those waves in the background.

Stay tuned.   More adventures in Nepal are sure to follow, along with more finals and 3-of-a-kind portraits.  See all 3 finals alongside each other and try to choose between them!

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I am in Nepal right now but no longer accepting orders.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now closed for the October 2016 trip.  I will be back in early December 2016 in plenty of time to mail holiday orders.  I will be back in Nepal in early March, 2017, for the next set of 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 $20 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: Sagar's finals

Sagar is still not finished.   Even more beautiful Danger Dogs to come.

Folk art portrait of a rescue dog hand painted on metal in Nepal.
Wolford the Rescue Dog by Sagar

Wolford is Captain Handsome in his newest final by Sagar.

Folk art portrait of a Springer Spaniel hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Emma Goldman, a Springer Spaniel, by Sagar

Emma Goldman is not quite finished.  She still needs her Nepali writing.

Folk art portrait of a Foxhound and a Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal.
Chester and Cooper, Foxhound and Beagle, by Sagar Bitsa

Chester and Cooper (or Chestr + Cooper), a Foxhound and Beagle pair still await their Devenagari script, otherwise this portrait by Sagar is done.

Folk art portrait of a rescue dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Tiffy the Rescue Dog by Sagar

Tiffy, the beloved Rescue Dog, now has two completed portraits.  One more to come.

Folk art beware of Schnoodle sign hand painted by a sign painter in Nepal
Henry the Schnoodle by Sagar

Henry the Schnoodle still needs his Nepali script, but he looks happy in the Himalayas in his almost final portrait by Sagar.

 

Stay tuned.   More adventures in Nepal are sure to follow, along with more finals and 3-of-a-kind portraits.  See all 3 finals alongside each other and try to choose between them!

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I am in Nepal right now but no longer accepting orders.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now closed for the October 2016 trip.  I will be back in early December 2016 in plenty of time to mail holiday orders.  I will be back in Nepal in early March, 2017, for the next set of 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 $20 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: More finals from Sagar

 More finished artwork by the artist Sagar Bitsa.   Please keep in mind that these hand painted portraits look even better in person!

Folk art portrait of a Nepali dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Dawa the Nepali dog by Sagar

 

Dawa, a Nepali dog, is hand painted on metal here by the sure hand of Sagar Bitsa.   Dawa has some Husky mixed with a Mastiff.  A very good mix, indeed.

Folk art Beware of German Short Haired Pointer hand painted on metal in Nepal
Bleu the German Short-Haired Pointer by Sagar

Bleu is a German Short-Haired Pointed that loved the water.  She is getting immortalized in many different bodies of water.   Sagar's name means 'Ocean' in Nepali, so he does love to paint the sea.

Folk art beware of Kuvasz hand painted on metal in Nepal
El Cid the Kuvasz by Sagar Bitsa

El Cid, the Kuvasz, is big and beautiful in his final portrait by Sagar.

folk art portrait of a terrier mix hand painted on metal in Nepal
Chance the rescue dog by Sagar

Chance, a Terrier mix rescue dog, glows in his portrait by Sagar.   Chance's partner chose not to have lettering, so this is the completed painting.

folk art Beware of Sharpei and Labrador mix hand painted on metal in Nepal
Autumn the Sharpei/Lab mix by Sagar

Autumn, a Sharpei and Labrador mix, is living the live of Riley in Sagar's verdant green fields.

Folk art beware of Dachshund sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Elsa the Dachshund by Sagar

Elsa the Dachshund loves to hunt.  Here is her first completed final, hand painted by Sagar.

Folk art portrait of a cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Louie the Cat by Sagar Bitsa

Louie the Cat is a Lover in his first completed portrait (by Sagar Bitsa).  

Stay tuned.   More adventures in Nepal are sure to follow, along with more finals and 3-of-a-kind portraits.  See all 3 finals alongside each other and try to choose between them!

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

I am in Nepal right now but no longer accepting orders.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now closed for the October 2016 trip.  I will be back in early December 2016 in plenty of time to mail holiday orders.  I will be back in Nepal in early March, 2017, for the next set of 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 $20 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!