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Live from Kathmandu: Works in Progress from Megh Raj

Megh Raj Thapa has been busy with his commissions.  A very detailed and empathetic painter, you can tell he loves animals by these works.

 

A folk art Mastiff hand painted on metal in Nepal
Flint the Mastiff hand painted on metal by Megh Raj

Flint, aka Pudding Face Flint, is a handsome Mastiff and Megh Raj has captured his magnificent facial folds.

 

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

Henry the Boxer is deftly handled by Megh Raj.   Megh Raj' attention to detail is great to see.

Folk art portrait of a dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Wolfie the Werewolf hand painted on metal by Megh Raj

Werewolf?  There wolf!   Wolfie is adorable with his underbite.  This rescue dog, hand painted on metal by Megh Raj, is looking good.

Folk art portrait of a Labradoodle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Callie the Labradoodle hand painted on metal by Megh Raj

Callie the Labradoodle with her color palette behind her shows the different colors used in making her stand out.  Megh Raj will cover the paint with a background for the finished piece.

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

Gotham the Black Standard Poodle will have his head rounded, as the photo cut off his top curls.   Megh Raj looks like he enjoyed painting that tongue and teeth.   It is part of a classic Nepali Beware of Dog sign to include a tongue, and Gotham's really fills the bill.

Folk art portrait of a German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal
Tattoo the German Shepherd by Megh Raj

Tattoo, a lovely German Shepherd, in his work in progress by Megh Raj.   Megh Raj paints his figures first and then adds the backgrounds.

Folk art portrait of a Border Collie mix hand painted on metal in Nepal
Scout hand painted on metal by Megh Raj

 

Scout, a pretty rescue dog, is looking very good in her work in progress by Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk art Cat hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Simon the Tabby Cat hand painted on metal by Megh Raj

Simon, a big and expressive Tabby Cat, has beautiful eyes, captured here by Megh Raj.   

Folk art portrait of a Mastiff hand painted on metal in Nepal
Titus the Mastiff hand painted on metal by Megh Raj.

Titus the Mastiff has a wonderful profile.  Captured here by Megh Raj, I like seeing the colors used to get his brindle coat.   Who would have expected blue?

Folk art portrait of St. Roch, patron saint of dogs
St. Roch, Patron Saint of Dogs by Megh Raj Thapa

St. Roch, the Patron Saint of Dogs, is off to a good start here.  Chester and Cooper, a Foxhound and Beagle, will be added in the foreground when this painting is done.  Apologies for the bad focus on this one.   I took all of these photos in the dark hallway outside of Megh Raj' studio.    But it is clear as day in person.

 

If you like what you have seen above, it is not too late for you to order your pet's personalized portrait.

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 wcome.   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 in the middle of my trip.   Please order soon.

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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