Rats make great pets. Really. They are intelligent, social, and very entertaining.
This is a portrait of a very special rat, Izzy Bee. She was entertaining and very cute and was an ambassador at Ideal Pet Stop for what rats can be.
I had planned to paint this for years, and it had been laid out on a 4 x 4 canvas in my studio. When I finally decided to paint the portrait, it came easily.