What sizes are the paintings?
You can select either 16" x 12" or 24" x 18".
How long before I get my painting?
Please allow 8 weeks from the time you order and upload your pet's photo.
October 30 was the cutoff for "guarantee delivery by Christmas" orders this year, but we are doing everything in our power to quickly paint and ship as many paintings ordered after that date as possible.
Why does it take 8 weeks to receive the painting? I want it now (daddy)!
Some things are worth the wait. After our digital artists collaborate with the painters, much of that time is spent waiting for the oil paints to dry.
Is there a way to show my gift recipient something before the painting arrives?
Yes! We send a digital mock-up of custom work (and template work upon request) roughly 2 weeks after we see your order come through and receive all the images we need to start. We also send an image of the drying painting at about the 6 week mark. Contact us if you'd like a postcard to tide your lucky recipient over until the painting arrives.
What's the difference between 'Gallery Wrapped', 'Canvas Only', and 'Framed'?
Gallery Wrapped paintings arrive stretched around a wooden frame, ready to hang on your wall the moment they are delivered. They also look stately! Our gallery wrappers are excellent and likely as or more affordable than your local art store. For this reason, we recommend Gallery Wrapped.
Here are some examples of gallery wrapped paintings:
Canvas Only paintings arrive rolled up in a tube, ready to be custom framed or matted at a local art store. This option is more work for you, and likely only cheaper up front.
Framed paintings arrive with everything completed for you! Our painters will select a frame for you that matches your painting's color scheme. This way, each one will have a professional artist gallery look to them! Custom colors can also certainly be requested.
Here are some examples of framed paintings:
If I buy a gift card and my recipient wants to upgrade to a more expensive painting, can they apply the gift card to the total?
I have a (insert Beast). Can I still order a painting?
Yes! All of our templates are designed to work with any beast- Dogs, cats, horses, lizards, hamsters, birds, etc.
Can a human be in the painting?
For custom work, sure. You tell us what you want and we paint it. That's how it works. (Though keep in mind not all beasts care to share a canvas.)
How does payment work?
Once you have selected a painting, proceed to the cart and press "checkout". You will have the option to pay securely with your credit card or via PayPal. We use industry leaders in both security & encryption - WooCommerce, Stripe, Mijireh, PayPal - so you can rest assured in knowing that your payment information is safe & secure.
How does Uploading my beast's photo work?
After Payment, you'll receive a confirmation email with a link to our photo upload page. That page contains detailed instructions on how to upload your photo. If you happen to forget, don't worry! We'll be sure to email you right away in order to request a photograph of your favorite beast. Our form currently only allows one image to be uploaded at a time, so just re-load that page if you need to send us multiple images.
What if I want something that isn't offered in your templates?
In that case, we recommend using our Custom Option. You'll collaborate directly with our artists in order to ensure that you get a beautiful piece of original artwork that fits your specific needs.
What if I want to change my custom request?
If you have ordered a custom painting and make significant changes to the design
after payment has been submitted, we reserve the right to charge you for any work completed, both in terms of labor and materials. We also reserve the right to adjust our original quoted price based on the new design.
How Much Does Shipping Cost? Can you ship to my country?
All of our paintings have a flat, $15 shipping fee to anywhere in the Continental U.S.
The shipping fee for international orders outside the U.S. is $45. You should now be able to order directly through the website for international orders.
How Do Returns & Refunds Work?
Because our products are customized for each individual, we consider returns on a case-by-case basis. We promise to be reasonable though.
If you change your mind and request a refund before a painting is complete, we will calculate the cost of our labor and materials, and deduct these expenses from the original amount.
After 30 days, we issue refunds as store credit.
Something's not right with my order. What do I do?
If we have made a mistake with your order, contact us and we will do our
best to remedy the situation.
Are these Paintings really 100% original?
They sure are. When you order with Splendid Beast, you're getting artwork that is truly one-of-a-kind. Totally original, preserved in the finest oil paints to last for generations.
Other questions? Ask away at our Contact Page.