Pirate Cat

Pirate Cat

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The Pirate has always been a favorite of ours among all the pet painting templates we offer.  It’s typically commissioned as a dog painting but we love seeing a fierce, swashbuckling pirate cat!

This customer in particular requested a stylish eye patch for their Splendid one-eyed Beast.  We think it sits well and adds a pretty cunning look.

Want your own Beast of the sea painted into a treasure worthy of Blackbeard himself?  Choose from our assortment of plunder!  Yo-ho!

Batman Dog

Batman Dog Painting

This was an especially fun custom dog painting we made last year in a short series of superhero paintings. Batman Dog definitely doesn’t seem quite as intimidating as Batman does.

“He’s the canine Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now…

So we’ll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a cuddly guardian.

A watchful companion.

A Dog Knight.”

Want your own Splendid superhero painting? Contact us with your idea!

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

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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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