Live from Kathmandu: Finals from 3 artists
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Live from Kathmandu: Sanjib Rana's finals

Sanjib's finals are in and beautiful!  He spares no effort in the details and background on his dog portraits.  Sanjib uses acrylic paint rather than the standard enamel used by Nepal's sign painters.

 

folk art portrait of a Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Beagle Billy Bean by Sanjib Rana

 Billy Bean's smile captured by Sanjib Rana.   Sanjib does not do lettering, so these paintings are not yet complete.

 

folk art portrait of a dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Wolfie hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana

 

Wolfie, aka Werewolf, also awaits his final lettering.

 

Folk art portrait of a Pointer hand painted on metal in Nepal
Livy the Pointer hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana

 Livy is in the water in her third and final portrait by Sanjib Rana.  This lovely German Short-haired Pointer glows.

Folk art portrait of a Boston Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ike the Boston Terrier by Sanjib Rana

 Ike the Boston Terrier on his wood floor.   Ike's portrait is complete and there will be no lettering added. 

Sanjib's portraits are larger than usual at 12" x 15" and he uses acrylic paint.  All other sign painters in this project use enamel paints.

folk art portrait of a Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ivy the Beagle by Sanjib Rana

 Ivy Beagle looks resplendent in her bright red background. 

Folk art portrait of a rescue dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Jude hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana

 The handsome Jude in his final portrait by Sanjib Rana.

Folk art portrait of a Chihuahua mix hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sammy hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana

Sammy the Chihuahua mix is very pretty on his bright carpet.   Still awaiting lettering!

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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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