The sad thing about dogs is that they do not live as long as we would like. The only bright side is that we will have the opportunity to love many dogs over the course of our lifetime.
Baldwin was a happy and handsome Puli dog, who loved nothing more than to be with Susan, Dan and Bliss. He had a lot of friends.
Punam's portrait of Baldwin is charming in person. Punam should be designing cartoons for Disney. Wouldn't this be great animated?
Baldwin looks like an Enlightened Puli, indeed.
Baldwin the Puli by Vinosh, 2008, synthetic enamel on metal, sold
A Puli is a herding breed, and Baldwin was no exception. Small and energetic, Baldwin loved to run and practice agility trials.
This beware of dog sign is one of the last painted by the artist Vinosh before he left for Saudi Arabia. Vinosh can make more money as a casual laborer in the Gulf than he can hand painting signboards in Nepal. The calligraphy on this piece is by Birju Chaudhury.
Amar hand painted this portrait of Baldwin with few but well chosen strokes of the brush. This one brings out Baldwin's sweetness. The red writing is Amar's signature.
Baba's portrait of Baldwin is much more sophisticated. Baba spent a lot of time on the eyes and especially the nose.
This one brings out Baldwin's patience with being dressed up and his intent gaze even in repose.
Shree was able to catch Baldwin's sheer joy of running through the fields. Shree often misspells Dangers Dog, but it makes me smile.
Pulis were bred in Hungary as a sheep herder, and the black color made it easy to spot the dog among the herd of sheep.
Of course, Pulis are known by their distinctly corded hair, but Baldwin was groomed. Hari Prasad spent time on Baldwin's collar and dog jewelry.
Baldwin the Puli by Ram Krishna, 2008, synthetic enamel on metal, sold
Again, Ram Krishna puts Baldwin out in the fields, but gives him a more world weary expression. Or perhaps Baldwin is just tired after chasing all those sheep.
This is signed by Ram but believe that this is the work of Sagar. The circle motif is a particular favorite of Sagar.
Baldwin will be sorely missed by many.
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!
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! Orders now being accepted for the Spring 2012 trip.
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.
Let me know what you would like it to say.
Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer: naive, realistic, colorful, etc.
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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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Let's keep these artists painting.