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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.


More Folk Art from the Himalayas at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

The Danger Dogs, and Cats, have been popular at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.   

Folk art Beware of English Staffordshire Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
GG the English Staffordshire Terrier by Nara

This little beauty is GG Girl, the English Staffordshire Terrier, by the Nepali sign painter Nara.

Beware of Black Dog folk art sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Rae the Black Dog by Dilip Niroj

Rae the Black Danger Dog above is hand painted on metal by Dilip Niroj, a sign painter in Kathmandu, Nepal.   Who says it is hard to paint a black dog?

Folk art Grey Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ashmont the Grey Cat by Dilip Niroj

Ashmont is an incredibly beautiful grey cat, captured here by Dilip Niroj.

Folk art Beware of Cat sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ziggy Stardust by Baba

This cat, named Ziggy Stardust for obvious reasons, has the most wonderful eyes in his portrait by Baba.

Folk art Peacocks hand painted on metal in Nepal
Folk art Peacocks hand painted by Hari Timesina

These folk art Peacocks are a fine example of the naive style of Hari Timesina.

Folk art Buff Orpington chicken hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ginger the Buff Orpington Hen by Sufraj Khadka

Ginger, our Buff Orpington hen, is hand painted on metal by Sufraj Khadka.   This one is very colorful and a classic style.

Folk art Cavoodle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Peachy the Cavoodle by Nara

Peachy the Cavoodle (Cavalier King Spaniel and Poodle mix) is hand painted on metal by the Nepali artist Nara.

Folk art Beware of Rottweiler hand painted on metal in Kathmandu
Moose the Rottweiler by Sufraj

Moose is charming in this classic profile hand painted on metal by Sufraj Khadka, an artist in Nepal.

Folk art Basenji sign hand painted on metal
Nayru the Basenji by Sagar Bitsa

Nayru the Basenji is very colorful in this hand painted portrait on metal by Sagar Bitsa, an artist in Nepal.

Folk art Grey Poodle hand painted on metal by an artist in Nepal
Spartacus the Grey Poodle by Megh Raj Thapa

Spartacus the Grey Poodle by Megh Raj Thapa surely does not mind the odd spelling on his portrait.

Folk art portrait of a Staffordshire Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Evie the Staffordshire Terrier by Megh Raj

Evie the Staffie from Down Under is a beauty in her portrait by Megh Raj Thapa, one of my favorite artists in Kathmandu.

Folk art beware of French Bull Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
French Bull Dog by Sagar Bitsa

Last but not least, we have this studly French Bulldog by Sagar, done in a traditional Beware of Dog style.

For more of what is currently for sale at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, click here.

That is what is in store!   Go to cafam.org for directions, current exhibits and hours.

Also, you can go to the Nepal Dog Channel at YouTube to see other available paintings of dogs on metal.   The Nepali signboard industry with its charming hand-painted signboards is fast disappearing in favor of mass-produced computer-generated signage.   

The huge earthquakes of April and May, 2015, have made their future even more precarious.  I will do my best to keep these artists working, but I can't do it alone.   

How to commission YOUR pet's portrait on metal:

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the October 2015 trip.   

1. 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 people 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.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:   ampage1@gmail.com  
That's it !

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!

The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping and insurance is around $20 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  

Pay after choosing your portrait.  
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

Let's keep these artists painting.

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!


Tibetan Terriers on their home turf

While not technically Tibet, the Mustang District of Nepal borders Tibet and is home to many Buddhists from Tibet, whose customs, language, food and dogs have not been diluted by Chinese rule.  

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Does any dog look more chill than this handsome Tibetan Terrier lazing on the porch of his home in Jharkot in the Mustang District of Nepal?   He is in his element.

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This Tibetan Terrier has been cooling his paws in mud and is ready to call it a day.   The dogs all over Nepal sleep all day and bark all night (guarding the compound is their job, after all).

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This shaggy example of a Tibetan Terrier from Dhakarjhong - a village far from the main road - sports a 'tika' or red powder placed as a blessing on his forehead.   His dreadlocks belie his traditional lucky status in this part of the world.

Not a true terrier, the Tibetan Terrier's role was as companion, shepherd and guard dog to his family.   They were highly esteemed, and still are.  They are larger than a Lhasa Apso.

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Hugo & Minnie by Baba, 2010, Synthetic enamel on metal, available

Hugo and Minnie are a beloved pair of Tibetan Terriers who made a great pair of Danger Dogs a while back. 

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Hugo & Minnie by Hari Timesina, 2010, synthetic enamel on metal, available

You can see more paintings of Lhasa Apsos and Tibetan Terriers at the NepalDog.com website.

One of the great things about Nepal is the friendly, laid back dogs.   Not only Tibetan Terriers and Lhasa Apsos, but Spitz's, German Shepherds, Pugs and Labradors are all popular.  And there are many, many mutts who are just as cute.

More on them another time!

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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 will be here in November, 2012, 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 Winter 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 achoice 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:   http://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.