Megh Raj finished with a bang yesterday...
Sweet Bella's final portrait by Megh Raj is a stunner. It is the perfect shade of green to highlight her tawny coat and bright bouquet.
Megh Raj thoughtfully gave Norman a chair! Can't beat that!
Higgins looks like a pup here in his Danger Dog portrait. Megh Raj often age degresses pets and makes them look young.
Valentino is a Korat Cat from Thailand and has a lovely grey fur. Muse lounges like a tigress on her lovely textiles. Megh Raj added a nice touch with his romanticizing the 'O' in Valentino with a heart.
Evie has lead an interesting and difficult life - she has been shot in the head and had other mishaps. But now she has a happy home and the pretty smile to show her appreciation.
Jonah and Hank are a handsome pair, as Jonah peeks out from the shrubbery, as he likes to do. This was a composite from two photos.
Matilda's portrait by Megh Raj comes complete with Tibetan script.
Dixie's Nepali script translates to 'Tibetan Dog'. Again, Megh Raj makes his dogs look like young dogs. Never a bad thing. Perhaps I should give him MY photo!
Bless his heart, Smokey is still a handsome dog at the age of 13. Megh Raj really captured his sleek fur.
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: 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!