The best time of the trip for me is when I can see and compare the 3 very different portraits of the same pet. Looking at the details such as how they do the eyes, the paws, the fur, the background is just too much fun.
Oliver is so very good looking in these 3 very different portraits. These are by Sagar, Dilip and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left). French Bulldogs are so easy to love with their great personalities.
Ripley shines in his final 3 portraits by Sagar Bitsa, Megh Raj Thapa and Dilip Niroj (clockwise from top left). I'll assume that Ripley is named after the wonderfully strong character played by Sigourney Weaver in the Alien films.
Henry the Schnoodle is looking "Happy in the Himalayas" in his final three by Sanjib Rana, Sagar Bitsa and Megh Raj Thapa (clockwise from top left).
Chance the Terrier Rescue was done without lettering. Chance's 3 finals are hand painted on metal by Sanjib, Sagar and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).
Wolford, the world's only Captain Handsome and his final 3 portraits - by Sagar, Dilip and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).
Autumn, a Sharpei and Labrador charmer and her final 3 by Dilip, Sagar and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).
Please keep in mind that these look better in person! I will take them home and photograph them in natural light so that you can better choose which portrait looks most like your pooch.
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 among 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!