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Live from Kathmandu: More Final Nepal Dog Art!

As usual, Sanjib has outdone himself...

Folk art portrait of a Rottweiler Labrador mix hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Here Sanjib does a great job with Miffy, an enlightened Rottweiler and Labrador mixture.    There is a glare on the photo that is not on the painting, but Miffy's portrait is truly beautiful.

Folk art portrait of a Rottweiler Labrador mix hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Miffy is also lovely in her portrait by Sagar Bitsa.   Sagar misspelled her name, but I  am sure Miffy would understand.

Folk art portrait of an Australian Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal

Shadow the Australian Shepherd looks luminous and happy in his final portrait by Sanjib Rana.   


Folk art portrait of a mixed breed Terrier dog hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Rhonda the tall Terrier mix by Megh Raj Thapa.   Megh Raj added a red blanket.  It is always interesting to see how different artists interpret the same photo.

Folk art portrait of a mixed breed Terrier dog hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Here we have Rhonda the tall Terrier as seen by Sanjib.   He has stayed true to the color palette and this one is truly stunning, though I am also fond of Megh Raj's version.   It usually comes down to which portrait looks most like the pet in question.
Folk art portrait of a Brussels Griffon hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Gallina the Brussels Griffon in her final portrait by Dilip Niroj.
Folk art portrait of a Yorkie hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Alvin the Yorkshire Terrier by Sanjib Rana.  Sanjib had fun with that rug.

Folk art portrait of a Himalayan Cat hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Momo the Himalayan Cat by Sanjib Rana.   Momo is looking very demure in his oval frame.

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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, it is too late this year.   But I will be back in Nepal ordering signs again in early spring, being back 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.

Author: michelle page
Posted: December 2, 2019, 6:05 am

Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Sagar!

 

Folk art portrait of Jack Russell Terriers hand painted on metal in Nepal

Miro and Putti, a pair of Jack Russell Terriers, here in their third and final portrait by Sagar Bitsa.   I had held this one back and asked Sagar to make the lettering orange, but it still looks yellow to me!   It had been white when I first saw this one.
Folk art portrait of a Black Pug hand painted on metal in Nepal

Olive the Black Pug is painted with an interesting backdrop of mountains and it seems that she is the sun.   There are some nice elements here.  
Folk art portrait of a brindle dog hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Zeke's a good brindle boy enjoying his day at the beach.   Sagar's name means 'Ocean' in the Nepalese language, and he has often included an ocean in his paintings.    Zeke is at the ocean in the photo given to Sagar.
Folk art paintings of a shaggy dog and a tabby cat

Oscar and Mozie make a fine pair in their final portraits by Sagar.
Folk art portrait of a Scottish Ox hand painted on metal in Nepal

Sagar was happy to paint the highland beauty of a Scottish Ox.   Every artist that I work with enjoys painting different animals.

Portraits of a brindle dog and Jack Russell Terriers hand painted in Nepal

The final of the Good Boy Zeke and Miro and  Putti by Dilip are displayed in Dilip's studio, waiting for pick up while the 'Living Goddess' Kumari looks on.

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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, it is too late this year.   But I will be back in Nepal ordering signs again in early spring, being back 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.

Author: michelle page
Posted: December 1, 2019, 5:16 am

Live from Kathmandu: Works in Progress by Sanjib Rana

 

Folk art portrait of a Rottweiler Labrador mix dog hand painted on metal in Nepal

Miffy the Rottweiler Labrador mix is still awaiting her final lettering, but otherwise all looks to be finished in Sanjib Rana's lovely portrait.

 

Folk art portrait of a Himalayan Cata hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Momo the Himalayan Cat as a work in progress by Sanjib.  It looks like he will add a border to Momo's portrait.

Folk art portrait of a terrier mix hand painted on metal in Nepal

Rhonda the Terrier mix, in a portrait by Sanjib.  She looks like a modern day odalisque in this one.

Folk art portrait of a Yorkie hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Alvin the Yorkshire Terrier also looks pretty comfortable in Sanjib's portrait.

Folk art Brussells Griffon portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal

Gallina the Brussels Griffon and her signature head tilt are nicely captured by Sanjib.

Folk art Italian Greyhound hand painted on metal in Nepal

The beautiful Italian Greyhound, Spyder, is dramatically lit.   Sanjib is the only artist I work with who paints in acrylic, rather than enamel.   He also has a larger format, at 12" x 15".

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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, it is too late this year.   But I will be back in Nepal ordering signs again in early spring, being back 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.

 

Author: michelle page
Posted: November 29, 2019, 4:48 am

Live from Kathmandu: Finals and Works in Progress

 

Folk art portrait of a Scottish Ox hand painted on metal in Nepal

The Scottish Ox by Dilip underscores the artists' love for variety in their subjects.   Each artist was excited for the prospect of painting this ox.

Folk art portrait of an Australian Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal

Shadow the Australian Shepherd with the proper eye colors, in his final by Dilip.

Folk art German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Mato, the German Shepherd, is done in a Cubist style, hand painted by Dilip.

Folk art portrait of a black pug hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Olive the Pug is in a pinwheel of color in her final by Dilip.  Dilip had fun with this one.   I like the 4 different colors around the edges, too.

Folk art portrait of a black pug hand painted on metal  in Nepal

Sagar is not as far along in his work this year, but he was kind enough to take photos so that I can see his works in progress.   Here is Olive the Pug in a half finished version.  Sagar's name means 'ocean' in the Nepali language and he often includes the sea in his work.

Folk art painting of a Scottish Ox hand painted on metal in Nepal

Sagar's work in progress of the Scottish Ox looks like it is well on its way.
Folk art portrait of a tabby cat hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Mozie the Tabby Cat is also well on his way.  
Folk art portrait of a brindle dog on the beach hand painted on metal by a Nepali sign painter

Zeke, a brindle mix dog, is on the beach in this work in progress by Sagar.   I can't wait to see the finals on these charming portraits by Sagar.

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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, it is too late this year.   But I will be back in Nepal ordering signs again in early spring, being back 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.

 





Author: michelle page
Posted: November 29, 2019, 4:17 am

Live from Kathmandu: More Finals from Megh Raj Thapa

Folk art portrait of a black pug hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal

Olive the Pug is on the red carpet in her portrait by Megh Raj Thapa.   I love the bright colors in this painting.   It was supposed to say Olive the Pug, but Megh Raj thought that I had misspelled it and changed the word to love.  Works for me!

 

Folk art portrait of a Collie Labrador mix hand painted on metal in Nepal

Huxley the Collie Labrador mix by Megh Raj Thapa.  His Dog-ma requested a circular motif.

Folk art painting of a Collie Cattle Dog mix hand painted on metal in Nepal

Huxley the Cattle Dog and Collie mix would feel at home in San Francisco with his headdress.   I especially like the tongue and eyes on this one.  This is hand painted by the artist Sagar Bitsa.

Folk art portrait of a Tabby Cat hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal

Mozie the tabby cat and her final by Megh Raj.  
Folk art portrait of a Scottish Ox hand painted on metal in Kathmandu

This Scottish Ox totally charmed the photographer and also the artists.  All 3 commissioned to paint this Ox smiled and were totally thrilled at the challenge.
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Mato the German Shepherd and his beautiful eyes as hand painted by Megh Raj.

Folk art brindle dog hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Last, but never least, the handsome Zeke.   Megh Raj captures Zeke's direct stare.

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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.

Author: michelle page
Posted: November 26, 2019, 5:53 am