Megh Raj is slow but steady in his work. He is masterful, though. Megh Raj is a Magar, born in the Rolpo District of Nepal.
Callie the German Short Haired Pointer is almost finished. Megh Raj, unlike Sagar, does his figures first and then does his background. All the artists do the lettering last.
Mona, a Terrier is almost finished - still needing her lovely chocolate colored eyes and background detail.
Izzy, the Border Collie, will get a bright red background when done. There is still a lot of detail that needs to be done.
Molly Anne is a beautiful young Bedlington Terrier from a previous trip, who had her name across the top of the painting. I added the Danger Dog lettering as what would be the odds of another Bedlington named Molly Anne? This portrait is by Megh Raj. You can see the sweetness of the art, as Megh Raj truly likes dogs.
Molly Anne in another iteration by the artist Nara. I love the eye lights in this one.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.
Let's keep these artists painting.
American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.
Hello from Dogmandu!
You will be happy you did!
Micro-finance through art patronage. Trade not Aid.