Almost finals from Jit Gurung
(almost) Finals from Sanjib Rana and others

Finals from Megh Raj Thapa and Sagar Bitsa

My favorite part of the Danger Dogs from Nepal project is seeing the finals and  being surprised at how the artists have painted the portraits, the backgrounds chosen, the framing of the images and the font they add.  If there are no special requests, it is fun to see what they envision.

Folk art portrait of a Russian Blue Cat   hand painted on metal in Nepal
Frank the Russian Blue by Megh Raj Thapa

 Frank the Russian Blue Cat looks striking against a sunset background, as painted by Megh Raj.

Folk art portrait of a Black Lab hand painted on metal in Nepal
Whitney the Black Lab by Sagar Bitsa
Whitney's sweet smile is surrounded by flowers in a field.   Sagar does not make her look dangerous.
Folk art portrait of a Black Lab hand painted on metal in Nepal
Whitney the Black Lab by Megh Raj Thapa

 Another portrait of the beautiful Whitney is by Megh Raj who gives her an orange bubble background, setting off her dramatic black fur.

Folk art portrait of a pair of Pit Bull Terriers hand painted on metal in Nepal
Henry and Clyde, Pit Bulls by Megh Raj Thapa

 Henry and Clyde are in the field.   This painting was made from 2 separate photos of the pair of Pit Bull buddies.   

Folk art portrait of a Pit Bull Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Stanley the Pit Bull by Sagar Bitsa

 Sagar chose to paint Stanley in paradise.

Folk art portrait of a Black Cat hand painted on metal
King Seamus by Sagar Bitsa
Sagar was particularly enticed with Seamus.   He thought him a very handsome cat.   The lettering allowed me to learn  new words in Nepal's devanagari script - Raja and Seamus.   
Folk art portrait of a Brindle mixed breed dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mog the Brindle by Megh Raj Thapa

 Mog the Brindle by Megh Raj is the first of 3.   Megh Raj did a great job with his pretty fur.

 

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Time is running out to order for this trip.    I will be accepting orders until April 20, 2018.   Otherwise you will need to wait for the fall 2018 trip.   

I am back in Nepal ordering Beware of Dog (and Cat) portraits, returning in early May, 2018 with your paintings.

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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