Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Dilip, Megh Raj and Sanjib
Live from Kathmandu: Sanjib Rana's finals

Live from Kathmandu: Finals from 3 artists

Finals are coming in fast and furious in these last weeks.

Folk art painting of St. Roch with a Foxhound and a Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Chester, Cooper and St. Roch, Patron Saint of Dogs

Sanjib Rana's fabulous rendition of St. Roch, patron saint of dogs along with Chester and Cooper - a Foxhound and a Beagle - is complete.   The village, the dogs, the saint...  What can I say?

Folk art painting of St. Roch with a Foxhound and a Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal
St Roch with Chester and Cooper by Megh Raj Thapa

Megh Raj Thapa's version of St. Roch along with Cooper and Chester is also very nice.  I am looking forward to seeing the 3rd version of this very interesting commission.  The artists are given two photos to composite at they will...

folk art portrait of a Rhodesian Ridgehound hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ben the Rhodesian Ridgehound by Sanjib Rana

Ben, an award winning Rhodesian Ridgeback is hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana.  This portrait is still awaiting the final lettering.

Folk art portrait of Rhodesian Ridgehound hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ben the Rhodesian Ridgehound by Megh Raj
Folk art portrait of a Rhodesian Ridgeback hand painted on metla in Nepal
Ben the Rhodesian Ridgeback by Dilip


Ben the Rhodesian Ridgeback again, here hand painted on metal by Dilip Niroj.  You can see how different these three portraits are...

Folk art portrait of a Mastiff hand painted on metal in Nepal
Titus the Mastiff by Sanjib Rana

Titus, the brindle Mastiff, looks ready for Hawaii with his colorful lei and gorgeous profile in his painting by Sanjib Rana  Still awaiting lettering.

Folk art portrait of a Chihuahua hand painted on metal in Nepal
Pinky Bak the Chihuahua by Sanjib Rana

Pinky Bak, a lucky and lovely Chihuahua, is hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana.   Her eyes really stand out in this one.   Lettering to come.

Folk art portrait of a Chihuahua hand painted on metal in Nepal
Pinky Bak the Chihuahua by Megh Raj Thapa

Pinky Bak again, this time by Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk art portrait of a Shih Tzu hand painted on metal in Nepal
Shempy the Shih Tzu hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana

Shempy, a cute Shih Tsu, in his final portrait by Sanjib Rana.   This cutie is well captured by Sanjib Rana.  Lettering still to come.

Folk art portrait of a Black Standard Poodle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Gotham the Great, a Black Standard Poodle, by Megh Raj

Always handsome, Gotham, the Black Standard Poodle, shows his tonsils here in a final by Megh Raj Thapa.  Do dogs have tonsils?

Folk art portrait of a hound dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Jude hand painted on metal by Megh Raj Thapa

Jude is looking regal in his portrait by Megh Raj.   The butternut cream background suits him.

Folk art portrait of a Chihuahua mix hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sammy hand painted on metal by Megh Raj Thapa

Sammy the Chihuahua mix (maybe with a little Papillion?) in his final portrait hand painted on metal by Megh Raj.

Folk art portrait of a Boxer Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Henry the Boxer by Megh Raj Thapa

Henry the Boxer in his final portrait by Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk art portrait of a Pointer hand painted on metal in Nepal
Livy the Pointer hand painted on metal by Megh Raj Thapa

Livy the Pointer in her final by Megh Raj Thapa.

 

You can fully customize what you would like it to say, coloring in the background, style of painting (folk art or realistic) and, of course, all pets are welcome.   I have had everything from desert turtles to conyers to ferrets ordered.    Each commission gets a choice of 3 portraits by different artists.

I am currently in Nepal  near the end of my trip and orders are closed.  However, I will be returning to Nepal in February to order more, so do not hesitate to be among the first orders for 2018.

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!

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Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   

I am in Kathmandu right now and taking orders until the November 25, 2017 cut off date.  I will be back in plenty of time to mail your holiday orders.

How to order your custom pet portrait from NepalDog.com

  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!

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