Izzy is a beauty as well as a best friend, as you can see here by this triple set of portraits.
Lars the Labradoodle is a happy chap in his three portraits.
I had never heard of a Patindale Terrier before, but Tiny looks like a fine example. She is also part Staffie and all adorable.
Spartacus (aka Sparky) is also adorable in his portraits by Megh Raj, Sagar and Indra Lama. It is a good thing that Megh Raj can paint better than he can spell!
Bodhi is beautiful in these final three portraits by Sanjib Rana, Sagar Bitsa and Megh Raj Thapa (clockwise from top left).
The script here is in Tibetan and translates as 'Om mani padme om'.
Patsy could not be more different in her three portraits. By Indra, Sagar and Dilip (clockwise from top left), they play with size and form. Indra was so excited when I gave him the photo. He said "Bulldog!" These artists really like dogs, and it shows.
I don't know why Freddie is strange, but he is happy on his quilt. All three artists - Nara, Sagar and Sanjib (clockwise from top left) chose to feature that quilt.
Bowie is an elegant white Standard poodle, here hand painted by Nara, Sanjib and Sagar.
Who could resist a Pomeranian in the snow? Lily is painted by Sagar, Nara and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).
There are some hard choices here. I can't wait to hear what you think!
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: email@example.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 $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!