The latest finals are hot off the presses and ready for you to ask yourself: which would I choose?
Chester and Cooper in their final 3 portraits by the Nepali signboard artists are finally here. Chester the Foxhound and Cooper the Beagle are a handsome pair. Their portraits are by Sanjib Rana, Megh Raj Thapa and Sagar (clockwise from top left).
El Cid, the Kuvasz puppy, and his final 3 portraits by Sanjib Rana, Dilip Niroj and Sagar Bitsa (clockwise from top left).
Elsa is a true Huntin' Dog. We could not decide among the 3 photos so we did one of each. By Sagar, Sanjib and Megh Raj Thapa (clockwise from top left).
Emma Goldman, the Springer Spaniel is looking very pretty in her final three by Sanjib Rana, Dilip Niroj and Sagar Bitsa (clockwise from top left).
Grizz the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an agility dog going through his paces in his 3 finals by Dilip, Megh Raj and Sagar (clockwise from top left).
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!