Live from Kathmandu: Old Beware of Dog Signs

The Beware of Dog signs I love are disappearing fast here in Kathmandu, but there are still pockets of old neighborhoods where you can find them.

 

Beware of Dog sign on Buddhist Gompa in Nepal
Beware of Dog sign on Buddhist Gompa in Nepal

 

This beautiful Gompa in Tinchuli, near Boudha includes a couple of cool signs hand painted on metal.

 

Folk art Beware of Dog sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Very big Beware of Dog sign in Kathmandu

This one is about 15" by 18"  and very dramatic in person.

Folk art Beware of Dog sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Vintage beware of dog sign with lots of patina

 

This one is very old and has a fabulous patina.  I recognize the artist who did this one, he always included teeth and tongue and whiskers!

I think the one below is painted by the same artist...

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An ornate gate and an ornate Beware of Dog sign!

Nepalese vintage beware of dog sign

This is the same artist that did the first sign featured on the Gompa.   Signs like this used to be common.

Folk Art Canaan Dog hand painted on metal
Danger Dog Dalev, a Canaan Dog by Dilip Niroj

 

Above is an example of a portrait by Dilip Niroj.   Dalev is a Canaan Dog and this was a portrait painted last trip.

I am in Nepal right now taking orders.   You could have your pet immortalized on metal by 3 sign painters, giving them fair trade work and you a choice of 3 paintings of your pet.

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 for next Mother'sDay, Father's Day, and Graduation 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...

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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Finals from Megh Raj

Better late than never!   Megh Raj took his time, but delivered!

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

Swami, a happy Labrador Retriever, will never fade from memory in his last final by Megh Raj Thapa.   The details on his smile are incredible.

Folk Art portrait of a Springer Spaniel hand painted on metal in Nepal

Izzy, aka I.F. Stone, shines in his final by Megh Raj.   He has a way of bringing out the puppy in a dog.
Folk art painting of a Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal

Ramona, a pretty Terrier, rests on her blue blanket in a very red room!
Waffle the Malti-Poo, in a folk art beware of dog sign hand painted on metal in Nepal

Waffle the Malti-Poo looks like a puppy in her final by Megh Raj Thapa.   There are some hard choices ahead...  She's a Honey!
Folk art beware of dog portrait of a German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal

Sami the German Shepherd is handsome in this classic portrait by Megh Raj.
Folk art portrait of a Ginger Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal

Sketch the Ginger Cat looks serene in her final portrait by Megh Raj.   
Folk art portrait of a Miniature Wire-Haired Dachshund hand painted on metal in Nepal

Megh Raj is the only one to have given Cash a red background, the others were both black.   The translation in Nepal is "Paisoko Raja'  or Cash is King!
A folk art portrait of a Himalayan Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal

Collar the Himalayan Cat with a bit of a different take than the others.   She is a beauty.
Folk art portrait of a German Short Haired Pointer hand painted on metal in Nepal

Callie, a German Short Haired Pointer, is ready for her close-up in this final portrait by Megh Raj.

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

Rex the Bearded Dragon became Eex the Bearded Dragon.   I'm sure he will not mind.   The artists all absolutely loved getting this photo of Rex to paint.


Folk art Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal

Here is Ramona the Terrier by Megh Raj.   I brought this one back, because her Dog-Pa wanted the lettering Thump, Thump, Thump, as that is how he remembers.   Her tail always wagging - and Thumping.
Folk art portrait of a Canaan Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal

Dalev, the Canaan Dog, in his final portrait.   Megh Raj treated him differently, giving him a bright yellow background to set off his intelligent stare.
Folk art portrait of a Jack Russell Terrier hand painted on metal

Jackson, the Jack Russell Terrier, in all his glory.  Megh Raj chose to highlight the dog rather than his background.   Both styles are nice.   The Nepali lettering is Maya:   the Nepali word for love.
Folk art portrait of a Border Collie hand painted on metal in Nepal

Jitters, a Border Collie, by Megh Raj.   He looks trim in this one.
Folk art portrait of a Golden Doodle hand painted on metal in Nepal

Here we have Hunter, the Golden Doodle, with his head in the clouds!
Wonder Doc
Lastly, we have a new genre for the Danger Dogs artists.   This lady is a doctor who is much appreciated by someone.

I have to apologize for the slow loading time at Typepad.   They have started a new Photo Editing Suite that is difficult to navigate and will not allow me to downsize the photos so that they are easier to upload.   I assume that Typepad is working on this as we speak...

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,

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 for next Mother's and Father's Day gifts.   I will be back to Nepal 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!

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.


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.
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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,

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 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!

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.


Finals by Sagar Bitsa

Sagar Bitsa has finished 8 lovely paintings for you to enjoy.

JackRusselTerrier

Jackson, a handsome and long-lived and loved Jack Russell Terrier, enjoys his time at Jackson Hole, one of his favorite places.

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Collar, an Enlightened Himalayan Cat, is spending her time in the Himalayas at sunset, where she looks like she belongs.   Please forgive the horrible glare.  That is my camera's fault, not the painting's.
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Sketch, another lovely Ginger Cat, is in a blue dream in Sagar's final portrait.   This one was asked to have no lettering.
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Lo-Fi, the Pit Bull from Down Under is happy as a clam with his huge grin.  The last version of this one will include that beautiful woman alongside Lo-Fi.
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Sagar put Dalev in the car seat in his final portrait of Canaan Dog Dalev.   I love the background halo in Dalev's painting.  He seems to glow from within.
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Vanna, the Miniature Silver Poodle, is a star in her portrait by Sagar.   He did a lovely job on her spectacular fur, even though her nickname "Gogoosh" got translaterated to "Gogoosn".
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This is the first finished portrait of Waffles, the Honey Malti-Poo, and I think she looks great.  Sagar gave her a pretty background and I like the way she fades out from under Danger Dog.
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Jitters the Terrier by Sagar has a nice gleam in her eye.   The red background compliments her luscious, abundant fur.

 

 

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,

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 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!

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: And The First Danger Dragon!

Dilip has finished all his finals for this trip and I am happy to present them to you.

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I got my first order for a Bearded Dragon this trip and Dilip was thrilled with this photo of Rex.   He really smiled when he saw the photo.   It was fun for him and he dug in with gusto.   The Nepali lettering translates as King Danger Dragon.

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Dalev is a handsome Canaan Dog and Dilip brought out his glow.   I like how the photo gave Dalev a halo.   Canaan's are an ancient breed, used as guard dogs and herders for ancient Israelites.   

 

Folk art portrait of a Ginger Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal

Sketch is a pretty Ginger Cat, with a lovely coat.   Sketch's Dog-Ma did not want lettering.

 

Folk art paintings hand painted on metal drying on the streets of Kathmandu

Imagine how happy I am when I come to Dilip's studio and find such a great tableau of art.   Imagine what the Nepali by-passers thought of that Bearded Dragon!

 

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,

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.