Live from Kathmandu: First Finals: Megh Raj!

Megh Raj lost his studio last year, after many years of moving from place to place, so I now meet up with him in a cafe across from his original studio.

Folk art Shaggy dog portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal

Oscar, a handsome shaggy dog is first.   Megh Raj has added a rich burgundy color to offset Oscar's lovely fur and pretty eyes.

Folk art Yorkie hand painted on metal in Nepal

Alvin, an adorable Yorkshire Terrier is pretty with his rosy background.   Megh Raj Thapa tends to make his subjects look younger or puppy-like.

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Gallena, a Brussells Griffon (from Russia, of all places) gets a green backdrop that looks good against her golden fur.

 

  Folk art Miniature Australian Shepherd hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal
Shadow is pretty in pink in his pastel portrait by Megh Raj
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Momo the Himalayan Cat is admired by all in the cafe with his dramatic paw placement.    And Miro and Mutti, a great pair of Jack Russell Terriers in their final by Megh Raj.

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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 holiday gifts.   I am in Nepal right now and ready to give your pet's photo to 3 different artists.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say...

I am accepting order until Thanksgiving, November 28, 2019

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!

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Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Dilip

 

Folk art custom pet art hand painted on metal drying on the streets of Kathmandu

It is forever a pleasure to pick up art from Dilip's studio.   His stair is covered with charming, bright and colorful art.  He dries them, and passersby stop to admire and comment on them.

Folk art portrait of an Italian Greyhound hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Spyder the Italian Greyhound pup has the best whiskers in her portrait by Dilip.  One side they are white, the other side black.  This is a fun portrait.
Folk art portrait of an Australian Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal

This portrait of Shadow, an Australian Shepherd, is almost done.  Dilip had painted Shadow's lovely blue eye brown, and then I pointed out that Shadow's left eye is blue.  Then he painted it bright blue!   So this is almost finished, but he will paint Shadow's eye correctly as the lovely light sky blue that it is.

Folk art portrait of a Cattle Dog and Collie mixed breed of dog, hand painted on metal in Nepal

Huxley is an adorable Cattle Dog Collie mix, here is his first completed portrait.   Huxley's Dog-ma has requested that he be painted in a circle, a traditional form of sign painting.

Folk art portrait of a dog in a chair hand painted in Nepal by a sign painter

Rhonda looks comfortable in her chair.    A tall wiry Terrier mix, Dilip has captured her soulful gaze.
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Miffy the Rottweiller and Labrador mix has lived all over the world from Cairo to Delhi to Ohio.   She looks great here immortalized by Dilip.
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You may have noticed Conan the Belgian Malinois on the news lately.  He was named after Conan O'Brien for his shaggy hair.   He is part of the special forces.  His 3 portraits will be donated to auctions for charities that help veterans.
Folk art portrait of 2 Jack Russell Terriers hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal
Miro and Putti are a pair of Jack Russell Terriers, and this is their first final.  Dilip was supposed to paint the lettering orange, so I will be taking it back to him to adjust the yellow lettering.

Folk art portrait of a shaggy rescue dog hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Oscar the Shaggy Dog got relocated to the woods by Dilip.   He looks very contented.

Folk art German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal

Mato the German Shepherd is looking good.   I had Dilip adjust his pupils giving him an eye light, which worked very well.   
Folk art painting of a Yorkie hand painted on metal in Nepal
Alvin the Yorkshire Terrier has been given a dramatic backing to show off his big smile.

You are on Camera signboard hand painted on metal in Kathmandu

Dilip was commissioned to paint some signs warning that you are on camera for a friend's home, and Dilip added some lettering to a portrait of a Nepali dog on Kukur Tihar (aka Nepal's Day of the Dog).
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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 holiday gifts.   I am in Nepal right now and ready to give your pet's photo to 3 different artists.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say...

I am accepting order until Thanksgiving, November 28, 2019

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.

 

 


Live from Kathmandu: First Works in Progress from Dilip

Live from Kathmandu!   Dilip Niroj, a favorite artist of mine, was almost ready, but the signs were still wet!

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

So I got to see his works in progress on his phone.   And they are looking good.   Mato the German Shepherd (aka Alsatian) dog is almost finished, still awaiting final details and the lettering.   
Folk art portrait of a Wire-haired Terrier mix  hand painted on metal in Nepal

Rhonda, a Wire-Haired Terrier mix looks comfy on a beautiful chair.   I can't wait to see these in person.
Folk art Italian Greyhound Puppy and an Alsatian hand painted on metal in Nepal.

Spyder, a lovely Italian Greyhound puppy beside a portrait of Mato, the German Shepherd.
Folk art portraits of a pair of Jack Russell Terriers hand painted on metal in Nepal

Miro and Putti, a pair of Jack Russell Terriers, are waiting for orange lettering announcing to the world that they are Danger Dogs extrordinaire.
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Oscar, the Shaggy Dog, with his colorful background.   I like the palette in the foreground and wonder how Dilip hurt his finger...
Folk Art Jack Russell Terriers along with a Terrier mix, hand painted on metal by a signboard artist in Kathmandu

More photos from Dilip's phone camera.   Again, can't wait!
Folk art miniature Italian Greyhound hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Kathmandu

Spyder, the Italian Greyhound, is such a pretty girl.   I love the light in her eyes.

Sign board studio in Kathmandu

Dilip's wife is helping other customers against the backdrop of the frames they sell.  The top level of art are hand-painted oils by Dilip.

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 holiday gifts.   I am in Nepal right now and ready to give your pet's photo to 3 different artists.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say...

I am accepting order until Thanksgiving, November 28, 2019

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.


Live from Kathmandu: Works in Progress from Megh Raj

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

Shadow, a lovely Australian Shepherd in a work in progress, by Megh Raj Thapa.  He is a Zen Dog and still awaits his Nepali lettering.   It is hard to see, but the Nepali lettering has already been written in chalk.
Folk art Jack Russell Terriers hand painted on metal by a signboard artist from Kathmandu, Nepal

Miro and Putti, Jack Russell Terriers are still awaiting orange lettering.  It will match the orange collar on the pup on the left.

Folk art portrait of a Himalayan Cat hand painted on metal by an artist in Kathmandu, Nepal

Momo the Himalayan Cat is still awaiting the detail in his eyes.  Momo, a handsome ginger color, looks great against Megh Raj's colorful background.   And those paws...

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Alvin, the Yorkie, is almost ready, Megh Raj will put on the finishing touches.   But it looks pretty good to me.

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Gallina, a Brussells Griffon, is a beauty in her work in progress from Megh Raj.

Folk art portrait of a shaggy dog hand painted on metal by a signboard artist in Kathmandu, Nepal

I like Megh Raj's color choice on Oscar, a shaggy and handsome good boy.   Sorry for the glare, but I was in a dark cafe, as, unfortunately, Megh Raj has lost his studio and we just meet at the cafe across the road from his old studio.

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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 holiday gifts.   I am in Nepal right now and ready to give your pet's photo to 3 different artists.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say...

I am accepting order until Thanksgiving, November 28, 2019

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.


Live from Pokhara, Nepal: Murals

Murals have been popping up all over Pokhara lately!

Mural featuring jack Sparrow in Pokhara, Nepal
The back wall of the Jack Sparrow Restaurant on the Lakefront of Pokhara

 

Pokhara mural featuring hands and a camera

The side view window from Jack Sparrow Restaurant.

Pokhara swimming pool with large mural

A nice addition to an enticing pool.

Mural in a Pokhara restaurant, featuring the Himalayas

Even small restaurants have begun using murals to cheer the place up.

Mural in a Pokhara Coffee shop featuring a cat

This small cafe is livened up with a Coffee Katz.

Mural featuring a large Dahlia flower in Pokhara, Nepal

Side roads get the mural treatment.

Mural of a Nepali village and a Himalayan moutain

A boon for the artists of Pokhara.
Mural of Lake Fewa with a mountain range in the background

Some murals are very simple.

Advertising for a travel agent hand painted in Pokhara  Nepal

These were done by Santosh Shrestha, when people still hired sign painters to advertise their business.  Alas, Santosh is now repairing and selling mobile phones.  
painting of a Tibetan on a horse in Pokhara

I have tried to hire Santosh, but he no longer has the paints or brushes.

Hand painted advertisement of an old telephone and a parachuter

More of Santosh's artwork from the 'olden days' circa 2006.

Here is an example of a Danger Cat portrait.  Your pet could be featured here!

Hand painted portraits of a Norwegian Forest Cat by Nepalese sign painters

Mr. Grace is a Norwegian Forest Cat and he is hand painted on metal by Megh Raj Thapa, Nara and Sagar Bitsa (clockwise from top left).

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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 holiday gifts.   I am in Nepal right now and ready to give your pet's photo to 3 different artists.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say...

I am accepting order until Thanksgiving, November 28, 2019

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.