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Which would you Choose? Danger Dogs from Nepal

The latest finals are hot off the presses and ready for you to ask yourself:  which would I choose?

Folk art beware of Foxhound and Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Chester and Copper's final 3

Chester and Cooper in their final 3 portraits by the Nepali signboard artists are finally here.   Chester the Foxhound and Cooper the Beagle are a handsome pair.   Their portraits are by Sanjib Rana, Megh Raj Thapa and Sagar (clockwise from top left).

 

Folk art Beware of Kuvasz sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
El Cid the Kuvasz and his final 3

El Cid, the Kuvasz puppy, and his final 3 portraits by Sanjib Rana, Dilip Niroj and Sagar Bitsa  (clockwise from top left).

 

Folk art beware of Dachshund hand painted on metal in Nepal
Elsa the Dachshund and her final 3

Elsa is a true Huntin' Dog.   We could not decide among the 3 photos so we did one of each.   By Sagar, Sanjib and Megh Raj Thapa (clockwise from top left).

Folk art beware of Springer Spaniel sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Emma Goldman the Springer Spaniel and her 3 finals

Emma Goldman, the Springer Spaniel is looking very pretty in her final three by Sanjib Rana, Dilip Niroj and Sagar Bitsa (clockwise from top left).

Folk art beware of Chesapeake Bay Retriever hand painted on metal in Nepal
Grizz the Chesapeake Bay Retriever and his final 3

Grizz the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an agility dog going through his paces in his 3 finals by Dilip, Megh Raj and Sagar (clockwise from top left).

Stay tuned.   More adventures in Nepal are sure to follow, along with more finals and 3-of-a-kind portraits.  See all 3 finals alongside each other and try to choose among them!

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I am in Nepal right now but no longer accepting orders.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now closed for the October 2016 trip.  I will be back in early December 2016 in plenty of time to mail holiday orders.  I will be back in Nepal in early March, 2017, for the next set of orders.

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 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!


Which would you Choose? Latest finals from Nepal

I have picked up the last final Danger Dog portraits for this trip and will be busy letting you see the results.

folk art Tabby Cat portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal.
Louie the Lover and his final 3 portraits

 Louie the Lover is relaxed and handsome in his final three portraits by Sanjib Rana, Megh Raj Thapa and Sagar Bitsa.

Folk at beware of Cat art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Danger Cat Brian Wilson and his final 3

Brian Wilson the fluffy Cat is hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana, Dilip Niroj and Megh Raj Thapa (clockwise from top left).

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Dawa the Nepali Dog and her 3 finals.   Hand painted on metal in Nepal, these 3 are by Sanjib Rana, Dilip Niroj and Sagar Bitsa  (clockwise from top left).

folk art portrait of a Chesapeacke Bay Retriever hand painted on metal in Nepal
Picket and his 3 finals

Picket the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is happily chewing his ball in his final portraits by Sanjib Rana, Dilip and Sagar (clockwise from top left).

Folk art beware of Viszla hand painted on metal in Nepal
Jasper the Viszla and his final 3

Jasper the Viszla is also enjoying his ball.   His finals are by Sanjib, Dilip and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

Folk art beware of Chesapeake Bay Retriever hand painted on metal in Nepal
Pancho the Chesapeake Bay Retriever's 3 finals

Pacho the Magnificent in his final 3 by Dilip, Megh Raj and Sagar (clockwise from top left).

Folk art portrait of Chesapeake Bay Retrievers playing in the snow hand painted on metal in Nepal
Pancho and Picket in their final 3

Pancho and Picket and their final 3 by Dilip, Megh Raj and Sagar (clockwise from top left).   I could not choose between the 2 photos so I let the artists decide.   I love them all.

Stay tuned.   More adventures in Nepal are sure to follow, along with more finals and 3-of-a-kind portraits.  See all 3 finals alongside each other and try to choose among them!

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I am in Nepal right now but no longer accepting orders.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now closed for the October 2016 trip.  I will be back in early December 2016 in plenty of time to mail holiday orders.  I will be back in Nepal in early March, 2017, for the next set of orders.

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 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!


Which would you Choose? More finals from Kathmandu

The finals are pouring in in these last few days of my trip to Kathmandu.   See which one you would choose!

Folk art beware of Cat sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Dutch the black and white Cat and his final 3

It is not only dogs that get to be immortalized on metal here in Nepal.   Dutch the Danger Cat is looking good in his 3 final portraits by Sagar, Megh Raj and Dilip (clockwise from top left).

Folk art portrait of a Springer Spaniel hand painted on metal in Nepal
Copper the Spaniel's 3 finals

Beloved Copper's final 3 are stunning.  Sagar, Megh Raj and Dilip are the artists (clockwise from top left).

Folk art beware of Springer Spaniel hand painted on metal
Joe Slovo's three finals   

 Joe Slovo, the Springer Spaniel and his final three portraits by Sagar, Dilip and Sanjib Rana (clockwise from top left).  Joe is a handsome boy and these photos were all painted from a black and white photo.   Both red and blue details added to the drama.

Folk art beware of French Bulldog puppy hand painted on metal in Nepal
Moose's 3 finals

Moose the French Bulldog puppy by Sagar, Megh Raj and Dilip (clockwise from top left).  The rainbow background is a nice addition by Megh Raj.

 

 

Folk art beware of Attorney hand painted on metal in Nepal
The beautiful Helen by Megh Raj Thapa

Being sign painters, the artists of Nepal are available to paint anything you might like, including this lovely portrait of a Danger Attorney.   I only do one choice of human portraits.   I think Megh Raj did a fine job.   Megh Raj agreed that she is very beautiful.   I chose Megh Raj because of the very pretty beauty shop signs I have seen him paint in the past, when they still did hand painted beauty shop signs.

To see what else the Nepali artists have painted for this fair trade art project, please see this page on my website, NepalDog.com.   The only limit is your imagination.

Stay tuned.   More adventures in Nepal are sure to follow, along with more finals and 3-of-a-kind portraits.  See all 3 finals alongside each other and try to choose among them!

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I am in Nepal right now but no longer accepting orders.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now closed for the October 2016 trip.  I will be back in early December 2016 in plenty of time to mail holiday orders.  I will be back in Nepal in early March, 2017, for the next set of orders.

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 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!


Which would you choose? New finals from the Danger Dogs

 The best time of the trip for me is when I can see and compare the 3 very different portraits of the same pet.    Looking at the details such as how they do the eyes, the paws, the fur, the background is just too much fun.

Folk art beware of French Bulldog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Oliver the French Bulldog by Sagar, Dilip and Megh Raj

Oliver is so very good looking in these 3 very different portraits.   These are by Sagar, Dilip and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).    French Bulldogs are so easy to love with their great personalities.   

Folk art beware of American Staffordshire Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ripley the American Staffordshire Terrier's 3 finals
 

 Ripley shines in his final 3 portraits by Sagar Bitsa, Megh Raj Thapa and Dilip Niroj (clockwise from top left).  I'll assume that Ripley is named after the wonderfully strong character played by Sigourney Weaver in the Alien films.  

 
Folk art beware of Schnoodle sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Henry the Schnoodle

 Henry the Schnoodle is looking "Happy in the Himalayas" in his final three by Sanjib Rana, Sagar Bitsa and Megh Raj Thapa (clockwise from top left).

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

Chance the Terrier Rescue

Chance the Terrier Rescue was done without lettering.   Chance's 3 finals are hand painted on metal by Sanjib, Sagar and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

Folk art beware of rescue dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Wolford's final 3 portraits

Wolford, the world's only Captain Handsome and his final 3 portraits - by Sagar, Dilip and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

Folk art beware of dog sign hand painted on metal by a signboard artist in Nepal
Autumn and her final 3

Autumn, a Sharpei and Labrador charmer and her final 3 by Dilip, Sagar and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

Please keep in mind that these look better in person!   I will take them home and photograph them in natural light so that you can better choose which portrait looks most like your pooch.

 

Stay tuned.   More adventures in Nepal are sure to follow, along with more finals and 3-of-a-kind portraits.  See all 3 finals alongside each other and try to choose among them!

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I am in Nepal right now but no longer accepting orders.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now closed for the October 2016 trip.  I will be back in early December 2016 in plenty of time to mail holiday orders.  I will be back in Nepal in early March, 2017, for the next set of orders.

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 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!


Live from Kathmandu: Three-of-a-Kind

Things are getting to be a full house around here as the 10th Danger Dog trip from Nepal winds down.

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We start with a late entry, Maple, a lovely Pit Bull by Megh Raj.   The artists were all taken with Maple's striking pose and especially the dramatic Oregon waterfall in the background.

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Russell the Chihuahua is certainly a dramatic Danger Dog in his first portrait by Baba.   Not yet dry, this one packs a wallop.

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Magic and Marley's final three are finally here.   By Baba, Dilip Niroj and Sagar (clockwise from top left), these two make a striking pair.

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The magnificent Archie, a Bull Dog who enjoys the surf, frolics in his portraits by Megh Raj, Baba and Sagar (clockwise from top left).  Who could choose?   I find it interesting that Baba is the only one of the three that has ever seen the ocean here in land-locked Nepal, and his ocean is brown and turgid.  Baba hails originally from Tamil Nadu in Southern India and was there for the tsunami in 2004. Having lost family and his home, perhaps he sees the ocean differently.  Sagar's name means 'ocean' in Nepali, and he signs his name with the Japanese chop that means 'Ocean' in Japanese.

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Bella and her final three choices by Baba, Dilip and Sagar (clockwise from top left).  

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I'm just wild about Harry in his final three choices by Megh Raj Thapa, Sagar and Baba (clockwise from top left).

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Abba the Doberman Pinscher with her final three by Baba, Dilip Niroj and Sagar (clockwise from top left). 

The final choice is most often which portrait looks most like the dog in question.   But artistically, this can be a hard choice.  

The deadline is here.   Please send in photos for your order for the next trip.   I leave in early 2012.  However, I have many, many portraits already made of many breeds of pet.   Please ask!!!

This may be the perfect gift.   Give someone you love a portrait of someone they love, and in the meantime support this dying art form.

Now is the time to order:    Each commission I receive will be given to 3 different Nepalese signboard artists, giving 3 struggling artists Fair Trade work and you a choice of 3 colorful paintings on metal!  

Your satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front, only if you like one of the portraits do you pay.   The artists are paid fair trade wages whether you buy or not.

How to Order: 

1. Send a photo of your pet to me at ampage1@gmail.com.

2.  Let me know what you would like the signboard to say.

3. Tell me which style of Danger Dog art you prefer, by giving me examples of signs you have liked on the website or just say whether you like realistic, naive, cartoonish or fanciful. 

4. Follow the Danger Dog Blog and see the works in progress, trips to the studios, the life and arts of Nepal.

5.  Decide which painting you prefer of the 3 and send me a check and I will mail you your very own personal Danger Dog (or Cat)!  

Pricing, more information and examples of the Nepal Art Dog project can be found at NepalDog.com.

If you are lucky enough to be in Los Angeles before the end of December, you can see 60 Nepal Art Dogs at The Loft at Liz's Gallery at 435 S. La Brea LA  90036.   Part of an exhibit titled "Fair Trade", a total of 28 artists are represented in the exhibit so you can get an idea of their varying styles.

The Craft and Folk Art Museum also features the Danger Dogs.  cafam.org

Also, at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, stop by the Gallery of Functional Art and see some Dogs!  

New Stone Age on West Third in Los Angeles also has a good selection.  

Or you could order your own pet......