Riley is a fine Black Standard Poodle. I had three photos and could not choose which was best so went with one of each. Her portraits are by Nara, Sagar and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left). Riley's companion requested no lettering.
Ruby the Basset Hound is lovely in her three portraits by Sagar, Megh Raj and Sanjib Rana (clockwise from top left).
Taco the Pug looks fetching in this over the shoulder pose. Taco was painted by Dilip, Megh Raj and Sagar (clockwise from top left). Dilip has a Pug (along with a Doberman and a German Shepherd) so he was a natural choice.
Antonia the Airedale delights in her three portraits by Sanjib Rana, Sagar Bitsa and Megh Raj Thapa (clockwise from top left).
Alfie is charming in his three portraits by Sagar, Megh Raj and Dilip (clockwise from top left).
Another beautiful day around the Stupa.
I must apologise for the quality of the photos. Often there is no electricity here and finding a place to shoot without glare is almost impossible.
I will be sending individual photos as well as a triple shot (for comparison) when I get back to California this weekend.
At this time, I can no longer accept orders for this trip. Please send me photos for spring/summer trip in 2014.
Orders no longer 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!