Rat Portrait with floral background

Rat Painting

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We created this oil painting of a pet rat based on our Floral Template!


Rat painting portrait by Splendid Beast

Perhaps even more intriguing is the friendship the subject apparently had with a cat.  Here’s what the owner had to say.

“The rat’s name was Butter and the cat’s name is Margarine. Butter wasn’t a traditional rat, she didn’t live in a cage and she had free reign of the house so she and Margarine could play and cuddle. We got Margarine as a kitten so he grew up with Butter as his older sister. Butter taught Margarine everything (even how to open the cabinets and crawl up to the hidden treats). Butter and Margarine spent most of their time together: play time, grooming, walks, naps, etc. It was a special friendship. We decided to get a painting done of Butter after she passed. Margarine definitely keeps all of the weird habits and has since befriended a squirrel that visits our apartment’s balcony.”

Rat hanging out with a cat


Have a cute rodent of your own? We’d love to paint them!

French Bulldog Painting by Splendid Beast

French Bulldog Painting

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Here’s Ben’s dog Gizmo in his very own French bulldog painting. In this case, painted as The Czar Splendid Beast template.

This was the original Czar painting for us! Long-time Splendid Beast fans will recognize this one from the top of our home page.

You can also find Gizmo on our about and blog pages.

Here he is framed as The Professor:

Ben's Dog Gizmo Splendid Beast Oil Painting



He also made a dashing appearance as Agent Cooper in Twin Peaks (which was obviously a custom order):



Stay tuned for more appearances of french bulldogs!




The Most Splendid Beasts of 2017

It was a fantastic year here at Splendid Beast! Thank you to everyone who ordered paintings from us.

We thought you’d like to see our favorites from the year. There were just so many that there was no way for us to lower the number. So here they are!

Enjoy, and happy new year!


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