Sanjib Rana does not letter his own paintings, so I gave them to Dilip Niroj to finish.
Dilip welcomes me with a Namaste as I come across Sanjib's art drying outside Dilip's studio.
Harry the Cavalier King Spaniel looks absolutely perfect with his final lettering. Sanjib Rana is considered a Fine Artist here in Nepal, and is the only artist that I hire not to use enamel. Sanjib's art is hand painted using acrylic.
Haughty Herschel is looking good in his final by Sanjib.
Joe Slovo's final Danger Dog portrait by Sanjib Rana is lovely. Such a soulful photo of this handsome Springer Spaniel.
Bleu is a beautiful dog and she comes out very well in Sanjib's portrait. I love those waves in the background.
Stay tuned. More adventures in Nepal are sure to follow, along with more finals and 3-of-a-kind portraits. See all 3 finals alongside each other and try to choose between them!
I am in Nepal right now but no longer accepting orders.
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! Orders now closed for the October 2016 trip. I will be back in early December 2016 in plenty of time to mail holiday orders. I will be back in Nepal in early March, 2017, for the next set of 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 $20 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!