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Dog Throw Pillow featuring the painting Old Shep by Norm Starks

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Old Shep Throw Pillow




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Our throw pillows are made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric and add a stylish statement to any room. Pillows are available in sizes from 14" x 14" up to 26" x 26". Each pillow is printed on both sides (same image) and includes a concealed zipper and removable insert (if selected) for easy cleaning.

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2 - 3 business days

Ships From

Charlotte, NC

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Dear Norm, I know it's a painting, and you did a beautiful job, but I assumed that you painted Shep from a photo of his face. However, if you painted his portrait while he was posing for you that makes it even more amazing!!

Norm Starks replied:

You are correct, Trudy, that I painted this from a series of photos. Getting an animal to pose for you is almost impossible! :)

Beautiful portrait!!

Norm Starks replied:

Thanks much!

Norm, I love this one of your beautifully painted animal portraits! Especially the colors, and his soul-filled look right at me, or actually whoever took the photo!!

Norm Starks replied:

Thank you, Trudy. But it's a painting, not a photo! :)

Thank you, Kate. He makes me feel happy, too!

Thank you very much, Joan!

very cute! v

Love his smile!! It is contagious.

Norm Starks replied:

Thanks, Teresa. You guys are obviously big dog lovers...I really love your pics of them!

Thanks, Michael. He's a lovable old dog, huh?

Great portrait, Norm! Our golden/? mix has the same smile :)

Very NICE !!!

Norm Starks replied:

Thank you so much, Sorin.

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Throw Pillow Reviews (1947)

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July 14th, 2018


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July 14th, 2018

Also love this design, but I would prefer one like this on a lumbar pillow (rectangular). Perhaps you could add that option for designs for which it would work better than squar.

July 14th, 2018

I love these designs, but I much prefer your new way of mounting the artwork without a border.

July 14th, 2018

Pillow looks great in my "blue room"

July 14th, 2018

The work is fabulous, the best part is being able to choose background of the image/fabric on the pillow.

Artist's Description

If you ever lived on a farm, you probably had a dog that hung around much like Old Shep. Usually a golden lab mix, he was a friendly, loyal and affectionate dog that loved to be with you no matter what you were doing. This portrait of Old Shep is anxiously waiting to smile down at you from your wall!

About Norm Starks

Norm Starks

I am a retired pastor who has taken up acrylic painting as my retirement hobby. I've been painting seriously for the past 10 years or so, and find great relaxation and enjoyment in realistic painting, especially of God's creation and creatures. I also have a soft spot for old barns, and love to find barns that have character revealed in their structure which I try to capture in my paintings of them. I live in Southern Wisconsin, and am an avid outdoorsman, though health has restricted me from being the hunter I once was. I have won five State Awards in the Wisconsin Regional Artists Program in the past few years. I have painted quite a few pet portraits as commissioned works, and would greatly enjoy creating one for you of...

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