Having your Buddha statue painted & gilded
According to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition Carmen Mensink can paint the face of your buddha statue, including pure gold.
Eye Opening Ceremony
The gilding and painting can be seen as a small ceremony, usually called the eye-opening ceremony, which usually takes place on a for Buddhists special day when the energy is high, such as at full moon.
The painting of a statue will take an average of 3 to 8 hours of work as it the work needs to be done with such precision.
The costs for restoration of the painted surface of a statue depends on the amount of damage done to it.
The price in dollars for gilding and painting is 13 times the height of the total statue in inches, with a minimum of $80.
Example: painting a 12” statue will costs (13 x $12 =) $156
The price euros for gilding and painting is 5 times the height of the total statue in centimeters, with a minimum of €70.
Example: painting a 30cm statue will costs (5 x €30 =) €150
Prices include all materials (including gold) and taxes.
Excluding shipping fees.
Carmen can also paint your statue when on her thangka teaching tours in Europe, the US and Asia.
Do you want a price quote or would you like some more information first? Please contact the artist via the form below.
If you want a quotation for the painting of a Buddha statue, please mention in your message: A) the total height of the statue in cm or inches, and B) add a photo (max. 2 MB):