New Finals from Dilip
Works in Progress by Megh Raj

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,

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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!


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 or find out more at

Let's keep these artists painting.

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