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Live from Kathmandu: Even more finals from Sagar!

Sagar always finishes all of his work at the same time, as he does not do hand lettering himself and hires another sign painter to finish the work.  So we have a wealth of Sagar riches today...

Folk art portrait of 2 Chesapeake Bay Retrievers play in the snow.   Hand painted on metal in Nepal
Pancho and Picket the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers by Sagar

Pancho and Picket, the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, roughhouse in the snow in this portrait by Sagar.  They sure look like they are having fun to me!

Folk art beware of Chesapeake Bay Retriever hand painted on metal in Nepal
Picket the Chesapeake Bay Retriever by Sagar

Here Picket the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is still having fun chewing his ball.   

Folk art portrait of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever in a tunnel, hand painted on metal in Nepal
Grizz the Chesapeake Bay Retriever by Sagar

Grizz, another young and lovely Chessie, is in his agility vortex.

Folk art beware of Springer Spaniel hand painted on metal in Nepal
Joe Slovo the Springer Spaniel by Sagar

Joe Slovo, a Black and White Springer Spaniel, just can't make a bad Danger Dog sign.  Someone is going to have an impossible choice.

folk art portrait of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever hand painted on metal in Nepal
Pancho the Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Pancho, the playing dog in the first photo of this post is up close and personal in this portrait in the round by Sagar.   A circle motif is a common theme in a traditional Danger Dog sign.

Folk art portrait of a Springer Spaniel mix hand painted on metal in Nepal
Copper the Springer Mix (??) by Sagar

Copper is so pretty with her red freckles in her painting by Sagar.

Stay tuned.   More adventures in Nepal are sure to follow, along with more finals and 3-of-a-kind portraits.  See all 2 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:   [email protected]  
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!


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