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Folk Art from the Himalayas.

(almost) Finals from Sanjib Rana and others

Folk art portrait of a tattoo artist hand painted on metal in Nepal
Fergus Simms Tattooer by Sanjib Rana

Something new!   Fergus Sims is a tattoo artist from Melbourne, Australia.  This is his portrait by the always talented Sanjib Rana.  At 18" by 20", this is a little larger than the normal portrait.   Sanjib does not do lettering, so this is still missing the lettering "Fergus Simms Tattoer".

 

Folk art portrait of a Russian Blue Cat   hand painted on metal in Nepal
Frank the Russian Blue by Sanjib Rana
Frank, the Russian Blue, looks content in the jungle, as hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana.   Again, still awaiting lettering.
Folk art portrait of a Brindle mixed breed dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mog the Brindle Dog by Sanjib Rana
Mog, a Brindle rescue mix, got the cubist treatment by Sanjib.   Lettering to come.
Folk art portrait of a ginger Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Peaches the Ginger Cat by Sanjib Rana
Peaches, an ornery Ginger Cat, lazes in the office.   
Folk art portrait of a Pit Bull Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Stanley the Pit Bull by Sanjib Rana

 Stanley is a classic Danger Dog in his portrait by Sanjib.   

Folk art portrait of a Black Cat hand painted on metal
King Seamus by Sanjib Rana
King Seamus shines with his bright orange background.  This is the last of 3 for Seamus.   Photos of them all at one time are coming soon, after the lettering is finished.
Folk art portrait of a Black Lab hand painted on metal in Nepal
Tweeder the Lab by Jit Gurung

 Jit Gurung painted this portrait of Tweeder, who is unfortunately not still with us.  But he is immortalized...

Folk art portraits of chickens (hens) hand painted on metal in Nepal
Liz Taylor, Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner by Khardar Gurung

Our hens, Liz, Grace and Ava, are no longer with us, but we still remember them fondly.   Hand painted in Jomsom, by the talented Khardar, Gurung, this portrait was hand carried from Mustang, Nepal, back to Kathmandu.   It is always nice to see what Khardar can paint.   

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Time is running out to order for this trip.    I will be accepting orders until April 20, 2018.   Otherwise you will need to wait for the fall 2018 trip.   

I am back in Nepal ordering Beware of Dog (and Cat) portraits, returning in early May, 2018 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: April 18, 2018, 7:22 am

Finals from Megh Raj Thapa and Sagar Bitsa

My favorite part of the Danger Dogs from Nepal project is seeing the finals and  being surprised at how the artists have painted the portraits, the backgrounds chosen, the framing of the images and the font they add.  If there are no special requests, it is fun to see what they envision.

Folk art portrait of a Russian Blue Cat   hand painted on metal in Nepal
Frank the Russian Blue by Megh Raj Thapa

 Frank the Russian Blue Cat looks striking against a sunset background, as painted by Megh Raj.

Folk art portrait of a Black Lab hand painted on metal in Nepal
Whitney the Black Lab by Sagar Bitsa
Whitney's sweet smile is surrounded by flowers in a field.   Sagar does not make her look dangerous.
Folk art portrait of a Black Lab hand painted on metal in Nepal
Whitney the Black Lab by Megh Raj Thapa

 Another portrait of the beautiful Whitney is by Megh Raj who gives her an orange bubble background, setting off her dramatic black fur.

Folk art portrait of a pair of Pit Bull Terriers hand painted on metal in Nepal
Henry and Clyde, Pit Bulls by Megh Raj Thapa

 Henry and Clyde are in the field.   This painting was made from 2 separate photos of the pair of Pit Bull buddies.   

Folk art portrait of a Pit Bull Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Stanley the Pit Bull by Sagar Bitsa

 Sagar chose to paint Stanley in paradise.

Folk art portrait of a Black Cat hand painted on metal
King Seamus by Sagar Bitsa
Sagar was particularly enticed with Seamus.   He thought him a very handsome cat.   The lettering allowed me to learn  new words in Nepal's devanagari script - Raja and Seamus.   
Folk art portrait of a Brindle mixed breed dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mog the Brindle by Megh Raj Thapa

 Mog the Brindle by Megh Raj is the first of 3.   Megh Raj did a great job with his pretty fur.

 

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Time is running out to order for this trip.    I will be accepting orders until April 20, 2018.   Otherwise you will need to wait for the fall 2018 trip.   

I am back in Nepal ordering Beware of Dog (and Cat) portraits, returning in early May, 2018 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: April 16, 2018, 3:34 am

Almost finals from Jit Gurung

Danger Dog Fritz leads the pack in his first portrait by the very talented Jit Gurung.

Folk art portrait of a Pit Bull Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Fritz the Pit Bull Terrier by Jit Gurung

Fritz is a very handsome Pit Bull and Jit really captured that wonderful glint in his eye.

Folk art portrait of a Black and White Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Bat Woman by Jit Gurung

 Bat Woman is very dramatic in her first of three portraits.

Folk art portrait of a Black Cat hand painted on metal
King Seamus by Jit Gurung
King Seamus is very chill in his odalisque pose.
Folk art portrait of a ginger Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Peaches the Ginger Cat by Jit Gurung

 Peaches is ready for a name change.

Folk art portrait of a pair of Pit Bull Terriers hand painted on metal in Nepal
Henry and Clyde, Pit Bulls by Jit Gurung

 Henry and Clyde are a very good-looking pair of Pit Bulls, and Jit has captured them well.

These beautiful portraits of pets hand painted by Jit Gurung, here in Pokhara, are almost finished, they are just awaiting their final lettering.

 

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

I am back in Nepal ordering Beware of Dog (and Cat) portraits in mid-April, 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: April 13, 2018, 3:22 am

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!

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

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!

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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