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Folk Art from the Himalayas.

Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Sagar

Sagar Bitsa's finals are in!   9 lovely portraits of dogs, a cat and Saint Roch.

Folk art portrait of a rescue dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sport by Sagar Bitsa

Sport cavorts in her forest setting with a ring of daisies as a garland in her final portrait by Sagar Bitsa

Folk art portrait of a Black Standard Poodle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Gotham the Great, a Black Standard Poodle, by Sagar

Gotham the Great is hand painted on metal by Sagar.  Nepali Beware of Dog signs often feature a prominent tongue.   All three artists had fun with Gotham's gums and wild hair.

Folk art portrait of a Puerto Rican Rescue dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Nilly the Rescue Dog by Sagar Bitsa

Nilly is dressed to the nines in her third and final portrait by Sagar.  

Folk art portrait of a Foxhound, a Beagle and St. Roch, patron saint of dogs, hand painted on metal in Nepal
Chester, Cooper and St. Roch

In Sagar's portrait, Chester and Cooper, a Foxhound and a Beagle, are safe under the watchful eye of St. Roch, the patron saint of dogs.

Folk art portrait of a Tabby Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Simon the Tabby Cat by Sagar Bitsa

Simon may not notice, but his name is misspelled!   But he looks contented and loved in his final portrait by Sagar.

Folk art portrait of a Labradoodle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Callie the Labradoodle by Sagar Bitsa

Callie the Labradoodle is another example of a traditional Danger Dog with her large and lovely tongue.

Folk art portrait of a Boxer Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Henry the Boxer Dog by Sagar Bitsa

Henry the Boxer in a psychedelic swirl, by Sagar.

Folk art portrait of a Mastiff hand painted on metal in Nepal
Flint the Mastiff by Sagar Bitsa

Flint the Delicate Flower Mastiff, hand painted on metal by Sagar.

Folk art portrait of a German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal
Tattoo the German Shepherd by Sagar Bitsa

Tattoo the German Shepherd in his field of green by Sagar.

 

These are examples of what you can expect when you order a personalized portrait of your pet.

You can fully customize what you would like it to say, coloring in the background, style of painting (folk art or realistic) and, of course, all pets are welcome.   I have had everything from desert turtles to conyers to ferrets ordered.    Each commission gets a choice of 3 portraits by different artists.

I am currently in Nepal  near the end of my trip and orders are closed.  However, I will be returning to Nepal in February to order more, so do not hesitate to be among the first orders for 2018.

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!

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Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   

I will be back in Nepal ordering Beware of Dog portraits in mid-February, 2018, returning in early May with your paintings.

How to order your custom pet portrait from NepalDog.com

  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!

Author: michelle page
Posted: November 27, 2017, 5:13 am

Live from Kathmandu: Sanjib Rana's finals

Sanjib's finals are in and beautiful!  He spares no effort in the details and background on his dog portraits.  Sanjib uses acrylic paint rather than the standard enamel used by Nepal's sign painters.

 

folk art portrait of a Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Beagle Billy Bean by Sanjib Rana

 Billy Bean's smile captured by Sanjib Rana.   Sanjib does not do lettering, so these paintings are not yet complete.

 

folk art portrait of a dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Wolfie hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana

 

Wolfie, aka Werewolf, also awaits his final lettering.

 

Folk art portrait of a Pointer hand painted on metal in Nepal
Livy the Pointer hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana

 Livy is in the water in her third and final portrait by Sanjib Rana.  This lovely German Short-haired Pointer glows.

Folk art portrait of a Boston Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ike the Boston Terrier by Sanjib Rana

 Ike the Boston Terrier on his wood floor.   Ike's portrait is complete and there will be no lettering added. 

Sanjib's portraits are larger than usual at 12" x 15" and he uses acrylic paint.  All other sign painters in this project use enamel paints.

folk art portrait of a Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ivy the Beagle by Sanjib Rana

 Ivy Beagle looks resplendent in her bright red background. 

Folk art portrait of a rescue dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Jude hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana

 The handsome Jude in his final portrait by Sanjib Rana.

Folk art portrait of a Chihuahua mix hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sammy hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana

Sammy the Chihuahua mix is very pretty on his bright carpet.   Still awaiting lettering!

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You can fully customize what you would like it to say, coloring in the background, style of painting (folk art or realistic) and, of course, all pets are welcome.   I have had everything from desert turtles to conyers to ferrets ordered.    Each commission gets a choice of 3 portraits by different artists.

I am currently in Nepal  near the end of my trip and orders are closed.  However, I will be returning to Nepal in February to order more, so do not hesitate to be among the first orders for 2018.

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!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   

I am in Kathmandu right now and taking orders until the November 25, 2017 cut off date.  I will be back in plenty of time to mail your holiday orders.

How to order your custom pet portrait from NepalDog.com

  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!

Author: michelle page
Posted: November 26, 2017, 7:38 am

Live from Kathmandu: Finals from 3 artists

Finals are coming in fast and furious in these last weeks.

Folk art painting of St. Roch with a Foxhound and a Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Chester, Cooper and St. Roch, Patron Saint of Dogs

Sanjib Rana's fabulous rendition of St. Roch, patron saint of dogs along with Chester and Cooper - a Foxhound and a Beagle - is complete.   The village, the dogs, the saint...  What can I say?

Folk art painting of St. Roch with a Foxhound and a Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal
St Roch with Chester and Cooper by Megh Raj Thapa

Megh Raj Thapa's version of St. Roch along with Cooper and Chester is also very nice.  I am looking forward to seeing the 3rd version of this very interesting commission.  The artists are given two photos to composite at they will...

folk art portrait of a Rhodesian Ridgehound hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ben the Rhodesian Ridgehound by Sanjib Rana

Ben, an award winning Rhodesian Ridgeback is hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana.  This portrait is still awaiting the final lettering.

Folk art portrait of Rhodesian Ridgehound hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ben the Rhodesian Ridgehound by Megh Raj
Folk art portrait of a Rhodesian Ridgeback hand painted on metla in Nepal
Ben the Rhodesian Ridgeback by Dilip


Ben the Rhodesian Ridgeback again, here hand painted on metal by Dilip Niroj.  You can see how different these three portraits are...

Folk art portrait of a Mastiff hand painted on metal in Nepal
Titus the Mastiff by Sanjib Rana

Titus, the brindle Mastiff, looks ready for Hawaii with his colorful lei and gorgeous profile in his painting by Sanjib Rana  Still awaiting lettering.

Folk art portrait of a Chihuahua hand painted on metal in Nepal
Pinky Bak the Chihuahua by Sanjib Rana

Pinky Bak, a lucky and lovely Chihuahua, is hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana.   Her eyes really stand out in this one.   Lettering to come.

Folk art portrait of a Chihuahua hand painted on metal in Nepal
Pinky Bak the Chihuahua by Megh Raj Thapa

Pinky Bak again, this time by Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk art portrait of a Shih Tzu hand painted on metal in Nepal
Shempy the Shih Tzu hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana

Shempy, a cute Shih Tsu, in his final portrait by Sanjib Rana.   This cutie is well captured by Sanjib Rana.  Lettering still to come.

Folk art portrait of a Black Standard Poodle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Gotham the Great, a Black Standard Poodle, by Megh Raj

Always handsome, Gotham, the Black Standard Poodle, shows his tonsils here in a final by Megh Raj Thapa.  Do dogs have tonsils?

Folk art portrait of a hound dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Jude hand painted on metal by Megh Raj Thapa

Jude is looking regal in his portrait by Megh Raj.   The butternut cream background suits him.

Folk art portrait of a Chihuahua mix hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sammy hand painted on metal by Megh Raj Thapa

Sammy the Chihuahua mix (maybe with a little Papillion?) in his final portrait hand painted on metal by Megh Raj.

Folk art portrait of a Boxer Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Henry the Boxer by Megh Raj Thapa

Henry the Boxer in his final portrait by Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk art portrait of a Pointer hand painted on metal in Nepal
Livy the Pointer hand painted on metal by Megh Raj Thapa

Livy the Pointer in her final by Megh Raj Thapa.

 

You can fully customize what you would like it to say, coloring in the background, style of painting (folk art or realistic) and, of course, all pets are welcome.   I have had everything from desert turtles to conyers to ferrets ordered.    Each commission gets a choice of 3 portraits by different artists.

I am currently in Nepal  near the end of my trip and orders are closed.  However, I will be returning to Nepal in February to order more, so do not hesitate to be among the first orders for 2018.

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!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   

I am in Kathmandu right now and taking orders until the November 25, 2017 cut off date.  I will be back in plenty of time to mail your holiday orders.

How to order your custom pet portrait from NepalDog.com

  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!

Author: michelle page
Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:30 am

Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Dilip, Megh Raj and Sanjib

Dilip has added the lettering to Sanjib Rana's artwork and has a few new finals on his own.

Folk art portrait of a dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Wolfie hand painted on metal by Dilip Niroj

 

Wolfie's nickname is "Werewolf" and he often hears the phrase "Werewolf?  Where Wolf?" from the movie Young Frankenstein.

I think he is simply adorable in Dilip's portrait.

Folk art portrait of a dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Wolfie the Werewolf by Megh Raj Thapa

 Wolfie's portrait  by Megh Raj gives him a bright red background that brings out his shining eyes.   The photo has a glare across the top that is not there in person.

Folk art portrait of a Boston Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ike the Boston Terrier hand painted on metal by Dilip Niroj

 The first of 3 portraits of Ike, by Dilip Niroj highlights his handsome profile.

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Folk art portrait of a Boston Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ike the Boston Terrier by Megh Raj Thapa

 Ike the Boston Terrier by Megh Raj Thapa is the second of Ike's three portraits.  One more to come! 

Folk art portrait of a German Short-haired Pointer hand painted on metal
Livy the Pointer hand painted on metla by Dilip Nirol

 Livy' the Pointer's portrait is a little out of focus.   My lighting disappeared.   This one is nice in person, however.

Folk art portrait of a Border Collie mix hand painted on metal in Nepal
Scout hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana

 Scout's final portrait by Sanjib, with lettering by Dilip.

Folk art portrait of a Labradoodle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Callie the Labradoodle hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana

 Callie, a very cute Labradoodle, in her final portrait by Sanjib with lettering included.

Folk art portrait of a rescue dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Nilly the Rescue Dog by Sanjib Rana

 Nilly, a lucky dog rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico, has hit the jackpot with her charming pearl necklace and pretty painting by Sanjib Rana.

Folk art portrait of a Tabby Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Simon the Tabby Cat hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana

 Simon, the Tabby Cat, in his final portrait by Sanjib Rana.

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You can fully customize what you would like it to say, coloring in the background, style of painting (folk art or realistic) and, of course, all pets are welcome.   I have had everything from desert turtles to conyers to ferrets ordered.    Each commission gets a choice of 3 portraits by different artists.

I am currently in Nepal  near the end of my trip and orders are closed.  However, I will be returning to Nepal in February to order more, so do not hesitate to be among the first orders for 2018.

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!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   

I am in Kathmandu right now and taking orders until the November 25, 2017 cut off date.  I will be back in plenty of time to mail your holiday orders.

How to order your custom pet portrait from NepalDog.com

  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!

Author: michelle page
Posted: November 19, 2017, 6:27 am

Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Megh Raj

Megh Raj has finished his Danger dog portraits and they are beautiful.

Folk art portrait of a Tabby Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Simon the Tabby Cat hand painted on metal by Megh Raj Thapa

Simon the Tabby has arresting eyes in his final portrait by the artist Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk art portrait of a Labradoodle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Callie the Labradoodle in a Lotus flower by Megh Raj Thapa

Callie is enveloped in a lotus flower in her final portrait by Megh Raj.

Folk art portrait of a Mastiff hand painted on metal in Nepal
Titus the Mastiff by Megh Raj Thapa

Titus the brindle Mastiff is big and handsome in his profile portrait by Megh Raj.

folk art portrait of a Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ivy Beagle by Megh Raj Thapa

Ivy the Beagle is sitting pretty in her final, hand painted on metal by Megh Raj.

folk art portrait of a Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Billy Bean the Beagle by Megh Raj Thapa

Billy Bean the Beagle is handsome and happy in his final by Megh Raj.

Folk art portrait of a Border Collie mix hand painted on metal in Nepal
Scout hand painted on metal by Megh Raj

 

Scout glows with the flowers in her hair.   

 

Folk art portrait of a Boxer Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Henry the Boxer by Megh Raj

Henry the Boxer is showing the love in his final by Megh Raj Thapa.

folk art portrait of a dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Shempy hand painted on metal by Megh Raj

Shempy is pretty in her final by Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk art portrait of a Mastiff painted on metal in Nepal
Flint the Mastiff hand painted on metal by Megh Raj Thapa

 Flint is looking like an elder statesman in his final portrait by Megh Raj Thapa.

I am sorry for the glare in these photos, but will be taking photos in better light when I return to California.

If you like what you have seen above, it is not too late for you to order your pet's personalized portrait.

You can fully customize what you would like it to say, coloring in the background, style of painting (folk art or realistic) and, of course, all pets are wcome.   I have had everything from desert turtles to conyers to ferrets ordered.    Each commission gets a choice of 3 portraits by different artists.

I am currently in Nepal in the middle of my trip.   Please order soon.

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!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   

I am in Kathmandu right now and taking orders until the November 25, 2017 cut off date.  I will be back in plenty of time to mail your holiday orders.

How to order your custom pet portrait from NepalDog.com

  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!

Author: michelle page
Posted: November 18, 2017, 4:10 am