Finals by Sagar Bitsa
Finals from Megh Raj

Finals by Sanjib Rana

Sanjib Rana did some of his best work this trip!   Enjoy!

Folk art portrait of a Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull hand painted on metal in Nepal

This portrait by Sanjib Rana is the only one to include the beautiful woman along with the Pit Bull, aka Staffordshire Terrier.

Folk art portrait of a Malti-Poo hand painted on metal in Nepal

Waffle, a Malti-Poo, looks very happy at a ski resort, in her painting by Sanjib.   There is one more to come in this series.

Folk art portrait of a Golden Doodle hand painted on metal in Nepal

Hunter, a Golden Doodle has beautiful yellow highlights in his hair.   A surprising touch that seems to work well.

Folk art portrait of a German Short Haired Pointed hand painted on metal in Nepal

Callie, a German Short Haired Pointer, is the first commission to have all 3 portraits completed.  Someone has a hard choice!  I will be ablt to take better photos without glare when I return home and have control of the lighting.
Folk art Himalayan Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal

Collar, a Himalayan Cat, relaxes on a multicolored background.   Since Collar's tail was not included, Sanjib added one.

Cash's second portrait will make this one a tough choice.   This Mini Wire-Haired Dachshund shows a lot of personality in his painting.   Another final is due tomorrow.

Folk art Jack Russell Terrier Hand painted on metal in Nepal

Jackson the Jack Russell in the place he loved:  Jackson Hole.  Jackson had an unusual cowlick, which really goes well with the dry grass in the background.
Folk art beware of dog sign German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal

The very handsome German Shepherd, Sami, shows off his long legs and luxurious digs in Sanjib's portraits.  There is one more to come on this series.

Folk art portrait of a Miniature Silver Poodle hand painted on metal in Nepal

Vanna, the Miniature Silver Poodle, has gotten another new nickname.  What was supposed to be Firepup became 'Fire Up'!   This is the third of 3 that I have seen and I guess someone will have to figure out which looks most like her, as they are all fabulous.

Folk art portrait of a Labrador Retriever hand painted  on metal in Nepal

Swami the Labrador Retriever looks to be enjoying the Golden Gate Bridge in Swami's portrait by Sanjib.
Folk art beware of Springer Spaniel sign hand painted on metal in Nepal

Izzy, a Springer Spaniel, plays the odalisque in final portrait by Sanjib.   This is another that I have seen all 3 portraits, and a hard choice is ahead.

Folk art portrait of a Bearded Dragon hand painted on metal in Nepal

Rex, a Bearded Dragon, is king.  Sanjib spent some time with his strong claws and beautiful scales.   I also like the golden sun in the background.

Folk art portrait of a tattoo artist at work, hand painted on metal in Nepal

Last but not least is the talented tattoer from Down Under, Fergus Simms, hard at work.

In the next week, I will be publishing either finals or works in progress from the Nepali artists.   If you would like to be first to see these paintings,

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If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order for next Mother's and Father's Day gifts.   I will be back in February, 2019, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats (and Dragons!).

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!


To order, 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 artists 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, be framed or unframed.

While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.

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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Let's keep these artists painting.

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