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Folk Art from the Himalayas.

Finals from Dilip Niroj

 

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

 Mona's portrait by Dilip Niroj is full of wonders.   Please excuse the glare on these photos, I will get good photos when I return home soon.

Folk art portrait of a Tuxedo Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
BatWoman the Tuxedo Cat by Dilip Niroj

 Batwoman is dramatic as always in her final portrait by Dilip.

Folk art portrait of a Brindle mixed breed dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mog the Brindle Dog by Dilip Niroj

 Mog looks like he is in motion in this portrait.

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

 Handsome Stanley by Dilip.

Folk art portrait of a Black Lab hand painted on metal in Nepal
Tweeder the Lab by Dilip Niroj

 Tweeder has his eternal smile.

Folk art portrait of an African Grey Parrot hand painted on metal in Nepal
Gabby the African Grey Parrot by Sanjib Rana

 Megh Raj did the lettering on this portrait of Gabby by Sanjib and had a bit of trouble with the spelling... Luckily he spelled Duke right!

Folk art portrait of an African Grey Parrot hand painted on metal in Nepal
Gabby the African Grey Parrot by Dilip Niroj

 Dilip's take on Gabby put her in an elaborate cage.

Folk art portrait of a Black Lab hand painted on metal in Nepal
Whitney the Black Lab by Dilip Niroj

 Whitney has a great smile. 

Folk art portrait of a Tabby Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mozie the Tabby Cat by Dilip Niroj
Mozie peeks out into the world in her portrait by Dilip.
Folk art portrait of a Pit Bull Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Fritz the Pit Bull Terrier by Dilip Niroj

 Fritz gets a folk art feel in his third and final portrait.

Folk art portrait of a Russian Blue Cat   hand painted on metal in Nepal
Frank the Russian Blue Cat by Dilip Niroj

 Frank is in a wave of color.

Folk art portrait of a ginger Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Peaches the Ginger Cat by Dilip Niroj
Peaches lazes in her third and final portrait of this trip.
Folk art portrait of a Black Cat hand painted on metal
Pixie the Black Cat by Dilip Niroj

Pixie looks luminous against her primary colors of yellow and red.   I believe that Dilip is dyslexic, but I kind of smile at the misspelling of Sneezer.

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Time has run out to order for this trip.    You will need to wait for the next trip, coming in fall, 2018. 

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: May 1, 2018, 7:50 am

More finals from Sanjib Rana!

Folk art portrait of a Cockapoo hand painted on metal in Nepal
Bogey the Cockapoo by Sanjib Rana

 Bogey, the adorable Cockapoo, has a lot of sand traps to deal with in his portrait by Sanjib Rana.   I have left the chalk lines that Megh Raj used to add the lettering.   It can be easily wiped off, but I like to show the process.   I like the wavy Nepali lettering on this one.

Folk art portrait of a black and white dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ramona the Black and White Dog by Sanjib Rana

 Ramona, by Sanjib, is a beauty.  The lettering on these was done by Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk art portrait of a Black Cat hand painted on metal
Batwoman the Tuxedo Cat by Sanjib Rana

 Batwoman is exotic in her portrait by Sanjib.

Folk art portrait of Yorkie hand painted on metal in Nepal
Anton the Yorkie by Sanjib Rana

 Anton looks fresh and colorful, as he worries about bicycles.

Folk art portrait of a service dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mia the Service Dog by Sanjib Rana

 Mia, the Service Dog, plays the odalisque in her portrait by Sanjib Rana.

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Time has run out to order for this trip.    You will need to wait for the next trip, coming in fall, 2018. 

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 29, 2018, 10:13 am

Finals from Sagar and Sanjib Rana!

 Both Sagar and Sanjib have finished more work for your enjoyment!

Folk art portrait of a service dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mia the Service Dog by Sagar Bitsa
Mia the Service Dog is wearing her harness in a field of flowers.   
Folk art portrait of a Yorkie hand painted on metal in Nepal
Anton the Yorkie by Sagar Bitsa
Anton the Yorkie has a colorful glow.   And he must really dislike bicycles!
Folk art portrait of a Tabby Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mozie the Tabby Cat by Sagar Bitsa
Mozie the Tabby Cat glances out from between the posts.
Folk art portrait of a Cockapoo hand painted on metal in Nepal
Bogey the Cockapoo by Sagar Bitsa
Bogey the Cockapoo looks for his hole in one.  An unusual interpretation of a golf course...
Folk art portrait of a Black Cat hand painted on metal
Pixie the Black Cat by Sagar Bitsa
Pixie's enveloped in a mysterious colorful glow.   So far, both of the artists have used primary colors for Pixie's background.
Folk art portrait of a Black Lab hand painted on metal in Nepal
Tweeder the Black Lab by Sagar Bitsa

 Tweeder is immortalized by Sagar.   Sagar included the Nepali phrase for mourning in the above lettering.

Sanjib Rana does not do lettering, so Megh Raj completed the final touches to the paintings below.

Folk art portrait of a Pit Bull Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal

Stanley the Pit Bull by Sanjib Rana
Folk art portrait of a Black Cat hand painted on metal
King Seamus by Sanjib Rana
Folk art portrait of a Russian Blue Cat   hand painted on metal in Nepal
Frank the Russian Blue by Sanjib Rana
Folk art portrait of a tattoo artist hand painted on metal in Nepal
Fergus Simms the Tattooer by Sanjib Rana
Folk art portrait of a ginger Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Peaches the Ginger Cat by Sagar Bitsa
Folk art portrait of a Brindle mixed breed dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mog the Brindle Dog by Sanjib Rana



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Time has run out to order for this trip.    You will need to wait for the next trip, coming in fall, 2018. 

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 29, 2018, 2:48 am

Works in Progress from Dilip Niroj

Dilip was late in finishing these paintings - unusual for him.   When I came to see him, days later than I had expected, his head was shaved.   In Nepal, when a close family member dies, the custom is for the men in the family to shave their heads.   It turns out that Dilip's 95-year-old grandmother had passed away.   He spent 23 days in his village, in the district of Morang.   He is hard at work finishing these paintings and the new ones I have given him.
 
Folk art portrait of a Black Lab hand painted on metal in Nepal
Whitney the Black Lab by Dilip Niroj

 Whitney is in fine form in her portrait's early stages.  her charming smile and glowing fur are evident.

Folk art portrait of a Russian Blue Cat   hand painted on metal in Nepal
Frank the Russian Blue Cat by Dilip Niroj
Frank the Russian Blue Cat will have a colorful background, from early indications.
 
Folk art portrait of a Pit Bull Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Stanley the Pit Bull Terrier by Dilip Niroj
Stanley the Pit Bull is looking good in this early incarnation of his third portrait.
Folk art portrait of a Brindle mixed breed dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mog the Brindle Dog by Dilip Niroj

 A very early start to Mog the Brindle Dog's portrait!   I can't wait to see how this turns out.

Folk art portrait of a ginger Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Very early version of Peaches, the Ginger Cat by Dilip Niroj

 It is fun to imagine how this one will end up.   Peaches the Ornery Cat!

Folk art portrait of a pair of Pit Bull Terriers hand painted on metal in Nepal
Clyde and Henry the Pit Bulls by Dilip Niroj

 A little further along are Clyde and Henry.  They other 2 versions of these Danger Dogs have Henry to the right of Clyde.   This is a nice change of pace and, like the other artists, Dilip has been having fun with Clyde's plaid bow tie.

Folk art portrait of a Tuxedo Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
BatWoman the Tuxedo Cat by Dilip Niroj

 Batwoman is also in very early stages, but it looks like she will be beautiful.

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Time has run out to order for this trip.    You will need to wait for the next trip, coming in fall, 2018. 

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 26, 2018, 4:50 am

Finals from Megh Raj

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

Mozie the Cat by Megh Raj Thapa has a folk art appeal.

Folk art portrait of a Pit Bull Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Fritz the Pit Bull Terrier by Megh Raj Thapa

 Fritz is looking very handsome with his green background

Folk art portrait of a Black Cat hand painted on metal
Pixie the Black Cat by Megh Raj Thapa

 Pixie's beautiful blue coat is offset by her red and yellow background.   

Folk art portrait of a rescue dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mia the service dog by Megh Raj Thapa

 Mia is looking good against her brilliant red background.

Folk art portrait of an African Grey Parrot hand painted on metal in Nepal
Gabby the African Grey Parrot by Megh Raj Thapa

 Gabby actually IS a Duke fan.   She vocally supports them while they play.

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

 Bogey is cute on the golf course.  Bogey is definitely one over par!

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

 Ramona glows against her colorful background.   Painted from a black and white photo, using another photo as a color reference.

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

 Anton the Yorkie and his mysterious hand!   Maybe it is holding him back from those pesky bicycles!

There are 2 more to come of this cute boy.

 

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Time has run 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 25, 2018, 2:18 am