This has been a fabulous Nepal Art Dog trip, as I am sure you will agree.
These three dogs look like triple fun. Fudge, Moose and Millie are hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana, Jit Gurung and Sagar Bitsa (clockwise from top left).
Hester's three finals by Sanjib, Sagar and Megh Raj are a good example of how different artists paint the same photo.
Suzy and Sasha's final three are lovely. The choices are by Jit Gurung, Sagar Bitsa and Sanjib Rana (clockwise from top left). The artists often leave the most challenging until the last. In this case, they had to merge two dogs into one portrait. You can see they did a fine job.
Buddy is handsome in his final three by Dilip Niroj, Nara and Sagar Bitsa (clockwise from top left).
Phyllo and her biscuits are hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana, Nara and Sagar Bitsa (clockwise from top left). She is a classic Danger Dog, but the artists had trouble with the wording 'Beware of Granny'!
It is amazing how well the artists captured Otis' muscularity and joie de vivre in his final three by Sagar, Nara and Sanjib Rana (clockwise from top left). Sanjib's daughter even got into the act and painted Otis' shadow in the bottom portrait.
The heat wave that has hit Nepal hard these last couple of weeks has lifted and we got some much appreciated rain. The mountains are still not out, but the sunset makes a nice substitute.
There are some hard choices ahead.
Want to immortalize your pet and help sign painters in Nepal?
You can order your own portrait of your own pet, hand painted on metal and help to support the sign painters of Nepal whose work is disappearing.
It is too late for the current trip, but I will be returning later this year in plenty of time to deliver for holiday orders.
Be ahead of the pack and order today!
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. Large format photos work best.
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 $22 per sign (to the US). And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents. For overseas orders, I find the least expensive method of shipping.
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!