Jack and Poky in Watercolor


Look at that! This watercolor was painted by 14-year-old self-taught artist, Lauren, of Gluten Go Bye Bye. (She is the daughter of Farm Bell blog contributor Patrice.) I think that is amazing! Here is the original photo that inspired the watercolor:

Here is Lauren:

What a talented girl. (And beautiful!)

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  1. Jersey Lady says:

    Wow, Lauren, Great job! I like the colors you used and you got the texture just right. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nancy in Iowa says:

    Lauren, that is beautiful! It’s perfect!!!

  3. Michelle says:

    Wow!!! What a gift you have, Lauren!

  4. Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm says:

    Wow! I am impressed! That is truly amazing, for anyone, especially for one so young! That girl has talent! I hope she is doing somehing with it that will last into adulthood.

    Please don’t stop being an artist when life gets in the way. Its easy to be distracted by other things, but this is important and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Hang onto it and keep developing that talent! You’ll need it to keep your sanity throughout. You are really, really good!

  5. Charlene says:

    That is so impressive! Great job, Lauren!

  6. Rose H says:

    What a beautiful painting, I’d be proud to hang it :yes:
    Lauren is extremely talented.

  7. Sandra in SC says:

    Wow! Miss Lauren is one very talented young lady!!! The picture is adorable!!!

  8. Tracey In Paradise,Pa. says:

    :duck: LAUREN YOU ARE SO TALENTED!! And beautiful..God has truly given you a gift to be proud!!
    Hugs Granny Trace’
    P.s Love love love the picture!!

  9. Kelly Myers says:

    What talent! Love it!

  10. CindyP says:

    Lauren, that is absolutely wonderful! Great job! Love the colors you chose and the way Jack and Poky turned out. Keep up with your talent you’ve got going on :shimmy:

  11. Mary says:

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!

  12. Lauren says:

    Thank you all for your sweet comments. I loved doing the painting. It helps when you have adorable subjects. Hugs to Jack and Poky!
    Lauren :fairy:

  13. Leah says:

    Love the painting! What a lovely girl that painted it!

  14. Melinda says:

    Beautiful watercolor. (and beautiful young lady that painted it!) I hope she intends to pursue art because she has a lot of natural talent.

  15. Connie says:

    That’s a beautiful painting. She’s got talent!!! :shimmy:

  16. Valerie says:

    Love it!! Beautiful rendition of those adorable donkeys! Keep at it Lauren, you have an amazing talent! :happyfeet:

  17. Susie says:

    Beautiful work Lauren! You should do 11 more of different animals and make calendars! They would see like hotcakes.

  18. IowaCowgirl says:

    Ok Lauren, how does one commission a work from you?

  19. Laurie Lipsey says:

    WOW–WOW–WOW–WOW–WOW My husband called me in, said he had something really special to show me. Lauren is gifted. We all have our talents that God has given us. I think it is wonderful that she has found watercolors, singing, and cooking. What is next. One of these days I might find my talent. (just kidding)Aunt Lolo

  20. Jo says:

    Lauren, that is fantastic! What a wonderful thing to do. You are so pretty too! :happyflower:

  21. northcountrygirl says:

    Lauren, you are both beautiful and talented. Love the watercolor. You captured them beautifully. Best of luck with your painting.

  22. Amanda says:

    Great job! I’m so proud of you Lauren! I have such a talented sister… 😀

  23. Tori Lennox says:

    Lauren and her watercolor are both beautiful!!!

  24. Barbara W says:

    YES A very talented young lady.

  25. Cousin Sheryl says:

    What amazing talent!!!! Fantastic job, Lauren! I love the calendar idea – – you could make some college money? Advertise on Facebook.

    Keep painting!


  26. jean says:

    Excellent work. I hope you keep us posting on any more of her artwork.

  27. Brenny says:

    Wow!!! Your paintings are beautiful. You are a very talented young lady who will probably be a famous artist one day!!

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