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November 2018

Works in Progress from Sagar

  We have some early works in progress from Sagar.   Sagar's style of painting is to paint the backgrounds first and then the figure.

Folk art portrait of a Jack Russell Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Jackson the Jack Russell Terrier by Sagar

 This early work in progress of Jackson the Jack Russell Terrier by the water is a lovely backdrop to this handsome dog.   

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

Hunter the Golden Doodle by Sagar

 Hunter is having 3 different portraits done by his Dog-Ma from 3 different photos.  This early work in progress by Sagar shows promise.

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

 Vanna's early portrait looks a little confusing, but it is fascinating to me to see these works in progress and learn how a painting is constructed.

Folk art portrait of a Border Collie hand painted on metal in Nepal
Jitters the Border Collie by Sagar

 Jitters is looking good in this early version by Sagar.   The red glow in the background sets off his pretty black and white fur.

Folk art portrait of a Staffordshire Terrier Pit Bull hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lo-fi the Staffordshire Terrier by Sagar

 Lo-Fi, an Australian Staffie, looks good against the green with his grey fur.   His wide smile will be filled in later.   Again, it is an early work in progress and I apologize for the glare on all these photos.

Folk art portrait of a Himalayan Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sagar with his portrait of Collar, a Himalayan Cat

 Sagar has almost finished his background for Collar, a Himalayan Cat.   The photo did not include Collar's tail, so Sagar hid it behind a tree!

All of these are early parts of the process and will be finished soon.   I apologize again for the low light quality of these photos, but as soon as I can get a good photo of the completed paintings, I will send them to you to make it easy to choose.

Each commission of a pet will get 3 paintings of their pet from 3 different artists.   Each artist is paid fair trade wages whether their painting is chosen or not.

In the next few weeks, 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,

please follow the Nepal Art Dogs page on Facebook.

Or you can follow the NepalDog.typepad.com feed.

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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.   I am here in November, 2018, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats.

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!

HOW TO ORDER

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!

Send your photo to ampage1@gmail.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.


New Finals from Dilip

You are in for a treat.    Dilip Niroj is the fastest artist I have hired this trip, but the quality does not suffer.

Folk art beware of dog art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Outside Dilip's studio

This is the lovely sight that I was treated to as I came up to his studio.   I love seeing them in the sun.   Many Nepali passersby admire the view as well.

 

Folk art portrait of a Miniature Silver Poodle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Vanna the Miniature Silver Poodle by Dilip

First up is Vanna, also known as Pookie, Firepup and Gogoosh.   Vanna is a silver mini Poodle, but she fills up the frame in what is probably a larger than life portrait (12" x 15").   She looks pretty impressive in the first of what will be three portraits of this graceful beauty.

Folk art portrait of a miniature wire-haired Dachshund hand painted on metal in Nepal
Cash the Miniature Wire-Haired Dachshund by Dilip

Cash is a miniature Wire-haired Dachshund, with a lot of personality, as evidenced by this portrait.   Cash is King in his household and the Nepali writing reads 'paisa Raja'.   Paisa is the word for money in Nepand Raja is king!

Folk art portrait of a Staffordshire Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lo-fi the Australian Staffie by Dilip

Next up is Lo-fi, a handsome Staffordshire Terrier from down under.   Dilip did a beautiful job with his wide grin.   That is a strong dog, apparent in the painting.

Folk art beware of dog sign with a German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sami the German Shepherd by Dilip

Sami, the German Shepherd, is another handsome boy, with a beautiful coat and a very intense gaze, which Dilip captured.   Dilip is a dog lover and is the proud owner of a German Shepherd, a Rottweiler, a Doberman Pinscher and, the latest addition, a Siberian Husky.

Folk art portrait of a White Labrador Retriever hand painted on metal in Nepal
Swami the Labrador by Dilip

Swami, the White Labrador Retriever, looks happy as a lark in his portrait by Dilip.   Again, notice the nice work capturing his big smile and enthusiastic eyes.   Everyone loves a Lab.

Folk art portrait of a Border Collie hand painted on metal in Nepal
Jitters the border Collie by Dilip

Jitters, the Border Collie, has fabulous fur and a lovely gleam in the eye.  The Nepali writing is Dharma Kukur, or Enlightened Dog!

 

Folk art portrait of a Springer Spaniel hand painted on metal agianst a backdrop of the Himalayas
Izzy (aka I. F. Stone) the Springer Spaniel by Dilip

Izzy is a young Springer Spanial, here with his big wide eyes and charming smile.   He looks like a modern odalisque on his sea of red against a backdrop of the Himalayas.  The best thing about this project is that the artists constantly surprise me.  Dilip made this sign extra large (12" x 15") and added the mountain background on his own volition.

folk art portrait of a German Short Haired Pointer hand painted on metal in Nepal
Callie, a German Short Haired Pointer, by Dilip

Callie, a much-loved German Short-haired Pointer, is quite beautiful in this dramatic close up portrait.   It was decided not to add lettering to this painting and does not need it.

Folk art portrait of a Golden Doodle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Hunter, a Golden Doodle, by Dilip

This is an unusual portrait of Hunter, a Golden Doodle.   Hunter has submitted 3 different photos, and this seemed to me to be Dilip's forte.   He has an unusual folk art style that works well with an unusual shot of a dog.   The Nepali lettering reads Shikari, which translates as hunter.   Appropriate!

 

In the next few weeks, 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, please follow the Nepal Art Dogs page on Facebook.

Or you can follow the NepalDog.typepad.com feed.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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.   I am here in November, 2018, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats.

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!

HOW TO ORDER

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!

Send your photo to ampage1@gmail.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.


Nepal's Day of the Dog -2018

 I arrived in Kathmandu on Nepal's famous Day of the Dog, or Kukur Tihar, the second day of a five-day holiday.    

Day of the Dog in Nepal
White Nepali dog on the Day of the Dog

This handsome boy greeted us on the welcome mat of our guest house and wagged his tail.   He was treated with food and a lovely marigold mala and a bright red tika.

 

Nepali Dog on the Day of the Dog in Nepal
Nepali dog on the Day of the Dog

Another happy dog wanting to get into his gate.

Nepali dog with marigold malla and tika on Nepal's Day of the Dog
Nepali dog with Malla and Tika

This guy has a red tika (blessing) on his forehead that goes well with his shaggy hair.

White Nepali dog on Nepal's Day of the Dog.

Downward dog on his special day!

 

Nepalese dog on the Day of the Dog in Nepal
A Nepali dog on his colorful doorstep.

 

This photo was taken a couple of days later.  The doorstep is decorated for Laxmi Puja, or the Festival of Lights.

In Hindu mythology, a dog also known as Shvan is regarded as the or vehicle of Bhairava, an avatar of Lord Shiva. 

The God of Death also has two watchdogs, who guards the gates of hell.  

Hindus believe that dogs can sense forthcoming danger, most importantly death and are specially worshiped on this day. 

In the Mahabharata, at the end of the epic, a dog follows them on their journey. While on the journey the eldest son of King Pandu and Queen Kunti and the leader of the Pandavas, lost his brothers and wife, however, the dog continued to follow him till the gates of the heaven. It is mentioned in the religious scriptures that the king refused to enter heaven without the dog. 

To see previous Day of the Dog posts, please go to this link.

Folk art portrait of a German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal

Yoda by Baba, Sagar and Jit Gurung. (clockwise from top left)

Yoda's owner chose Baba's, but the others are great, too.   There is a true folk art quality to Jit's portrait of Yoda and Sagar's painting is a classic example of a Nepali Beware of Dog sign that features a German shepherd dog.

This is what you can expect when you honor your dog (or cat) with a Nepal Art Dog portrait.  The time to order is now.   No obligation to buy, but I bet you will not be able to resist!  You will receive your choice of portrait in time for the holidays.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order.   I am here in November, 2018, to order more Danger Dogs and Cats.

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!

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now accepted for the Fall 2012 trip.

HOW TO ORDER

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!

Send your photo to ampage1@gmail.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.