Dilip has been hard at work again, finishing 5 paintings this week.
Taco the Pug is resplendant in his Harley Davidson jacket. He makes a fine Danger Dog.
Tasha the Dalmation looks very angelic in her hand painted portrait by Dilip Niroj.
Kuma looks strong and protective in his portrait by Dilip.
Stella is pretty muscular in Dilip's portrait. Love those toes.
Cupcake (who originally had stuffed antlers atop her head) stands out with her red headband.
Meanwhile, down the road, Megh Raj Thapa has some stunning works in progress that I photographed.They will be finished soon!
Also an early work in progress, you can see nice detail in Megh Raj Thapa's art.
I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders.
The elections in Nepal are over but, please get your orders in early... I promise to be dogged in getting your orders to the artists.
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! Orders now being accepted for the November 2013 trip. I will be back in early December 2013 in plenty of time to mail holiday orders.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 $18 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!