Live from Kathmandu: More works in progress from Megh Raj Thapa
November 19, 2022
Megh Raj has been working on many cats and dogs.
Minnow is a pretty Tabby Cat and Megh Raj is working his photographic magic on her.
This work in progress of Ancho, the Toy Poodle, is farther along. Ancho is very dapper in that hat. And that tongue...
Paco is almost finished. He is waiting a bright and colorful background and his lettering.
Anya, a lovely Dalmatian pup, was bathed in a pink light in her photo. I have told Megh Raj that she is perfectly black and white and she will be in her final portrait. Despite the color problem, I can see that Anya (and Megh Raj) is headed in the right direction.
Sam is very well captured by Megh Raj in this early work in progress. A cute dog and it will be a cute portrait.
Buni has a wide grin as he contemplates eating the cookies he will be baking. The lettering for this painting will read: Buni the Pastry Chef: Enjoy Hair in your cookie?
Lallo is a truffle hunting dog (Lagotto Romagnolo) that lives in Tuscany, Italy. He loves his ball and is a smart and handsome dog. He captured the heart of a cat-loving friend of mine.
If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, you can send me a photo of your pet. I am now in Kathmandu, Nepal, taking orders.
I will return in early December, 2022, in plenty of time to deliver for holiday gifts.
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
1. Send me a photo of your pet to email@example.com. Find out more at www.NepalDog.com..
2. Let me know the name of your pet, their breed and what you would like it to say.
I will give the photo 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!
Let's keep these artists painting.