This latest trip found an unusual order. A friend with a lovely child asked to have 3 artists paint her young daughter at 3 different ages.
This photo was taken when the baby girl was 5 minutes old. This was a bit of a last minute order, so this painting was still literally 'wet behind the ears' when the above photo was taken. Also it is skewed to the side. She should be lying on her left cheek.
Here the baby is a little older but still stunning on her red blanket. This reminds me of that famous nekkid portrait of Marilyn Monroe splayed on a red velvet background.
The third and final portrait is of the same young girl by Sanjib Rana. The original photo had her feet not in the frame, so he improvised with a second photo of her charming shoes.
The Nepali sign painters can paint anything you would like. Prices are negotiable for special orders, but the limit is your imagination.
To see more of unusual orders over the past 8 years, please go to NepalDog.com and check out what else has been accomplished over the years.
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 readymade portrait that looks like your pet!
I am officially taking orders for the Spring 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!