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Three of a Kind. Which would you choose?

More finals.   I try to make it hard to choose!  What do you think?

Cuckoo Maran Hen folk art portrait
Coco the Cuckoo Maran Hen by Khardar Gurung 
Pit Bull folk art portrait
Bernie the Pit Bull

Bernie the Pit Bull by Megh Raj, Sanjib Rana and Dilip (clockwise from top left).

White Shepherd folk art portrait
Beezus the Shepherd

Beezus the white Shepherd by Dilip, Megh Raj and Sagar (clockwise from top left).

Pit Bull mix folk art portrait
Matilda the Pit Bull mix

Matilda the Pit Bull mix by Dilip, Megh Raj and Sanjib (clockwise from top left).

Black Chow folk art from Nepal
Kahn the Black Chow

Kahn, the Black Chow by Megh Raj, Dilip and Sanjib (clockwise from top left).

Ginger Cat folk art portrait
Ginger the Short-legged Cat

Ginger Cat by Megh Raj, Sagar and Sanjib Rana (clockwise from top left).

Custom folk art portrait of a yellow dog.
Paco by Sanjib Rana
Brindle Shepherd folk art portrait
Rudy the Brindle Shepherd

Rudy the Brindle Shepherd by Megh Raj, Sanjib and Dilip (clockwise from top left).

Yorkie Affenpinscher mix folk art portrait
Moxie the Yorkie Affenpinscher

Moxie by Megh Raj, Sagar and Dilip (clockwise from top left).

Tuxedo Cat folk art portrait
Sumio the Tuxedo Cat

Sumio the Tuxedo Cat by Megh Raj, Sagar and Dilip (clockwise from top left).

Boxer Pit Bull mixed dog folk art portrait
Delilah the Boxer Pit Bull mix

Delilah the Boxer Pit Bull mix by Jit Gurung, Sagar bitsa and Sanjib Rana (clockwise from top left).

Black Domestic Short Hair Cat folk art portrait
Mr. Peanut the Black Domestic shorthair cat

Mr. Peanut by Dilip, Megh Raj and Sanjib Rana (clockwise from top left).

Dachshund Beagle mix folk art portrait
Schwazie the Dachshund Beagle mix

Schwazie the Dachshund Beagle mis by Sanjib, Dilip and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

 

3 Tuxedo Cats folk art portrait
3 Tuxedo Cats

 

3 Tuxedo Cats by Sanjib Rana, Shree Llamachhane and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

Border Collie mix folk art portrait
Zora the Enlightened Border Collie mix

Zora, a Border Collie mix, by Shahi, Sanjib Rana and Megh Raj Thapa (clockwise from top left).

Border Collie mix folk art portrait
The Marsh Man, a Border Collie mix

The Marsh Man, a Border Collie by Dilip, Sagar and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

Papillion mix folk art portrait
Mozzarella, a Papillion mix

Mozzarella, a Papillion mix, by Dilip, Megh Raj and Shree (clockwise from top left).

Black Dog folk art from Nepal
Breakfast the Black Dog

Breakfast, by Dilip, Shahi and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).

Shepherd Hound folk art portrait
Bodhi, a Shepherd Hound

Bodhi, a shepherd hound, by  Megh Raj, Dilip and Shree (clockwise from top left).

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Please stay tuned for more finals to come! If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, it is now too late.   

I will return in the autumn of 2022, leaving plenty of time to deliver holiday gifts.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say... You can also check out NepalDog.com, as I have over 72 breeds of dog (and counting) and many cats.

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.

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: Finals from Megh Raj Thapa

Megh Raj Thapa is able to paint photo realistic images.  It is always a pleasure to work with him.

Black dog folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
LukYi the Black Dog by Megh Raj

LukYi is a black pup with a direct gaze and beautiful glossy fur.  Megh Raj did it justice.

Black dog with ball folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Breakfast the Black Dog by Megh Raj

Breakfast loves that yellow ball as much as the green one.   This dog has a nice smile and pretty white paws.

Shaggy Dog folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Molly the shaggy dog by Megh Raj

Molly's fur blends well with the background Megh Raj chose. And that pretty pink tongue.

Yorkie folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Alvin the Yorkie by Megh Raj

Another nice portrait of 'Alivn' the Yorkie.

Pit Bull folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Matilda the pit Bull mix by Megh Raj

Matilda again pleases with that big grin   Megh Raj chose a black background to bring out her colors.

Black Cat folk art painting hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mr. Peanut, a Domestic Short Hair, by Megh Raj

Mr. Peanut's portrait by Megh Raj brings out a softer side of this pretty black cat.

Ginger cat folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ginger the Snake Cat by Megh Raj

Ginger is nicely captured and looks good against her pink background.

Yorkie folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sam the Yorkie by Megh Raj

Sam the Yorkie looks young and happy in this one.  Megh Raj likes subtle colored backgrounds, allowing the pet to shine.

 

Papillion mix folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mozzarella the Papillion mix by Megh Raj

This is the third and final portrait of Mozzarella the Papillion mix.   Megh Raj got the details of his ears, making them look like string cheese!

 

Tuxedo Cat folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sumio the Tuxedo Cat by Megh Raj

Sumio the Tuxedo Cat has great whiskers in this portrait by Megh Raj.

Black Chow folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Kahn the Black Chow by Megh Raj

Kahn the Black Chow is so dramatic and magnificent.  He definitely fills the frame with his leonine fur.

Yorkie Affenpinscher mix folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Moxie the Yorkie/Affenpinscher mix by Megh Raj

Moxie, again with the pink background, inspired by his blanket!  The artists all had fun with his hair

Black dog folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Zora the Border Collie mix by Megh Raj

Zora, an enlightened black pup.  She has a nice smile in this one.

Dachshund/Beagle mix folk art portrait hand painted in Nepal
Schwazie the Dachshund Beagle mix by Megh Raj

Schwazie has beautiful eyes and a very direct look.  

White Shepherd folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Beezus the White Shepherd by Megh Raj

Beezus the White Shepherd is a Denger Dog in this one.   Megh Raj captured his softer side.

Shepherd Hound mix folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Bodhi the Shepherd/Hound Dog by Megh Raj

Bodhi by Megh Raj has a different look than the two previous incarnations.  It will be good to see them all at once.

Pit Bull folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Bernie the 3-legged Pit Bull by Megh Raj

Bernie shines again in this portrait by Megh Raj.

By the way, the chalk marks are just how Megh Raj aligns his lettering.  I leave them on so that people can see the method  They are easily wiped off.

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Please stay tuned for more finals to come! If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, it is now too late.   

I will return in the autumn of 2022, leaving plenty of time to deliver holiday gifts.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say... You can also check out NepalDog.com, as I have over 72 breeds of dog (and counting) and many cats.

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.

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: Finals from Sagar Bitsa

It is always fun to pick up at Sagar's studio.  We have been working together now for 15 years...

Please remember that these photos have a lot of glare, and the paintings look much better in person!

Black dog folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
LukYi the Black Dog by Sagar
LukYi, a glossy black dog, is almost finished.  It still awaits LukYi's name on the portrait.
Tuxedo Cat folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sumio the Tuxedo Cat by Sagar

Sumio, the Tuxedo Cat, with a direct gaze against a buttery background.  That light saber from the left hand eye is NOT in the portrait.

Pug folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lois the Black Pug by Sagar

Lois the Black Pug enjoying her day at the beach.

Brindle Shepherd folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Rudy the Brindle Shepherd by Sagar

Rudy, a Brindle Shepherd, has a beautiful, elegant profile. 

mixed breed dog folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Molly the shaggy dog by Sagar

Molly the Shaggy Dog and her big smile, against a green background.

Ginger cat folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ginger the Snake Cat by Sagar

Ginger the Snake Cat.  Apparently, Ginger has extremely short legs and moves like a snake!  The middle word in the Nepali lettering is Naga - the word for snake.  The last word is Birallo - the word for cat.  

Doberman Pinscher folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Carmen the Doberman Pinscher by Sagar

Sagar has placed Carmen in a forest and concentrated on her beautiful face.

Shih Tzu folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Buzzy the Shih Tzu by Sagar

Buzzy the Shih Tzu in extreme close up.  I think it works!

Yorkie folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Alvin the Yorkie by Sagar

Alvin, a recently departed Yorkie, will be greatly missed.  This portrait will be a good memorial.

Border Collie Mix folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Marsh Man the Border Collie mix by Sagar

Marsh Man loves his ball.  You can see by the look in his eyes that he awaits your throw.

Yorkie folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sam the Yorkie by Sagar

Sam the Yorkie does not look like a Danger Dog.  He is darling!

White Shepherd folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Beezus the White Shepherd by Sagar

Beezus, an elegant white Shepherd, has a beautiful smile and a blue background.

Yorkie Affenpinscher mix folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Moxie the Yorkie/Affenpinscher mix

Moxie, a Yorkie and Affenpinscher mix, is again in the pink in her portrait by Sagar.

Sagar, a master painter, does not do lettering, so he has used stencils for his writing.  

Please excuse the glare of the photography!

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Please stay tuned for more finals to come! If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, it is now too late.   But I hope to return in fall 2022.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say... You can also check out NepalDog.com, as I have over 72 breeds of dog (and counting) and many 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.

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: Finals from Dilip Niroj!

Pit Bull folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Matilda the pit Bull mix by Dilip
Matilda the Pit Bull Mix has a big gummy smile in her portrait by Dilip.  The sign was supposed to say "Be Aware of This One", but, as you will see, Dilip has a mind of his own as to lettering.
Shih Tzu folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Buzzy the Shih Tzu by Dilip
Buzzy the Shih Tzu looks good with a red background.
Doberman Pinscher folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Carmen the Doberman Pinscher by Dilip
Carmen, a beautiful Doberman, looks smart with her red carpet and distinctive ears.  Dilip is a dog lover and the proud owner of a Doberman, a Pug and a Shepherd.
Shih Tzu folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mozzarella the Papillion mix by Dilip
Mozzarella, our first Danger Doo, also has stunning ears.  Dilip, I believe, is dyslexic.  Once he painted a Rottweiller with the lettering Enlightened God!
Boxer Pit Bull mix folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Juno - A Boxer/Pitbull mix by Dilip
Juno, a charming Boxer and Pit Bull mix, looks fantastic in Dilip's portrait.
Black Chow folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Kahn the Black Chow by Dilip
Kahn, a Black Chow, has a lion-like mane -- a cloud of fur.
Shepherd Hound mix folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Bodhi the Shepherd/Hound Dog by Dilip
Bodhi, a young Shepherd Hound mix is golden and enlightened.
 
Black Cat folk art painting hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mr. Peanut, a Domestic Short Hair, by Dilip

Mr. Peanut, a Domestic Short Hair Cat, looks good against this yellow background, bringing out his glossy hair and striking eyes.

Black dog with ball folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Breakfast the Black Dog by Dilip

Breakfast, a black dog with a green ball, has a big smile in his portrait by Dilip.

mixed breed shaggy dog folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Molly the shaggy dog by Dilip

Molly the Shaggy dog, looks at home in her first portrait by Dilip.

Black Border Collie dog with ball folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Marsh Man the Border Collie mix by Dilip

Marsh Man and his beloved ball.  He wants you to throw it!

White Shepherd folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Beezus the White Shepherd by Dilip Niroj

Beezus looks happy in his field of green, amidst flowers.

Pug folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lois the Black Pug by Dilip

 Lois, the Black Pug, also loves her ball on the beach.  A very happy pup!

 
Yorkie folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sam the Yorkie by Dilip

Sam the Yorkie looks good against his green background.

Tuxedo Cat folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sumio the Tuxedo Cat (in English) by Dilip

Sumio, the Tuxedo Cat, looks pretty in pink.  Another of Dilip's peculiarities is when you instruct him to write Sumio in English and Nepali, you sometimes get 'Sumio in English'...

Pit Bull folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Bernie the 3-legged Pit Bull by Dilip

Bernie, a tripod Pit Bull, looks comfy on his plaid blanket.

Dachshund/Beagle mix folk art portrait hand painted in Nepal
Schwazie the Dachshund Beagle mix by Dilip

Schwazie the Dachshund and Beagle mix is sitting on a swirl of color.

Yorkie Affenpinscher mix folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Moxie the Yorkie/Affenpinscher mix by Dilip

Last, but never least, is the adorable Moxie.  Well named, Moxie has that terrier tip of her head, so well captured here.

Please excuse the glare of the photography!

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Please stay tuned for more finals to come! If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, it is now too late.   But I hope to return in fall 2022.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say... You can also check out NepalDog.com, as I have over 72 breeds of dog (and counting) and many 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.

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.


Works in Progress from Sagar Bitsa!

DelilahSagar
Delilah the Boxer by Sagar

Delilah floats in the clouds in this work in progress by Sagar.  Please excuse the blurry photos.  You can see even the borders are blurry!

CarmenSagar
Carmen the Doberman Pinscher by Sagar

 Carmen the Doberman Pinscher is luminous in her work in progress by Sagar.   Those ears!

AlvinSagar
Alvin the Yorkie by Sagar

 Alvin the Yorkie by Sagar is adorable with his circular border.  This is a memorial to a beloved dog.

MoxieSagar
Moxie the Yorkie/Affenpinscher mix

 Moxie is a delightful mixture of Yorkie and Affenpinscher dog.  This is his first portrait.  Again, sorry for the blurry photos, but I was thrilled to receive them.  

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I have found that many Nepalis artists have not thrived during Nepal's 3 long lockdown periods.  Like the rest of the world their lives were put on hold.  I cannot imagine that many businesses ordered signs when there were no customers.  

The artists were very happy to get the work!

Please stay tuned for more works in progress to come!

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, it is not too late.   I will be back in the US in early May, in time for Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts.

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

You can also check out NepalDog.com, as I have over 72 breeds of dog (and counting) and many 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.