It gets exciting this time of the trip, when i go all over Kathmandu picking up finished artworks.
Dilip lays out his signs to dry in the sunshine outside his studio.
Puffy the Muscovy Duck by Sanjib Rana. Sanjib does not do lettering, so I give the work to Dilip to paint the lettering.
Tater Tot, Minnie and Maggi by Sanjib Rana.
Birdie in the sunlight by Sanjib Rana. Birdie is an American Staffordshire Terrier,
Jasmine by Dilip Niroj.
Henry by Dilip Niroj.
Tattoo the Shepherd by Dilip.
Henry the Boxer by Sanjib Rana awaits his lettering by Dilip.
Jasmine the White Boxer by Sanjib Rana awaiting lettering.
Tattoo is looking good in this hand painted sign by Sanjib Rana. Lettering still to come.
Grizz the rough-coated Chesapeake Bay Retriever by Sanjib Rana. Again, the lettering is still to come.
As always I am amazed by how differently the artists portray the same photo of the same pets.
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! Orders have closed for this trip. Next trip is scheduled for October 15, 2017, and I will be back in plenty of time to mail your holiday 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: 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 $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!