It is sad to say goodbye to these guys. It is so much fun to go to their studio and see the new works and works in progress.
The charming Dixie by Paras' Nepali lettering translates as 'Tibetan Dog', apropos for the Tibetan Terrier.
What could be better than a ring of flowers around St. Barry?
Chimay in her final by Sagar. She passed away in 2008, but she has left an impression on her owner's heart. Chimay's son is now 16.
Evie by Sagar is a stand out.
Smokey shines with that luminous black fur in his portrait by Sagar. It is hard to believe that he is 13 years old.
More tomorrow. Stay tuned.
You can see more about how the project works by clicking my recent series called Anatomy of a Danger Dog.
Orders are now closed for a 2014 Danger Dog order. However, I have over 72 different breeds on my website, NepalDog.com, so see if I have a portrait that looks like your pet!
I am officially taking orders for the 2015 trip.
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: 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 $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!