Painting Ripening Tomatoes In My Nature Journal


Hello everyone! I have a new video up on YouTube:

The supplies I used:

Moleskine diary

Fountain Pen with waterproof ink

Da Vinci 1503 size 8 watercolour brush


  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Raw Sienna
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Ultra Marine (green shade)
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Cadmium Red
  • Winsor Orange

This is just a short video to share how I work. I would love to hear how you create.

I have recently created a private FaceBook group for home educating families to encourage one another in our journaling pursuits. It would be lovely to see you there.

The Charlotte Mason Nature Journaling FaceBook Group

The 20% discount for Exploring Nature With Children expires on August 20th, so please use code EXPLORE before it is gone!



2 thoughts on “Painting Ripening Tomatoes In My Nature Journal

  1. Hi Lynn

    I am sorry it has taken so long for me to write, I confess we have rather got distracted from our nature study. It has been over a month since I made a sketch!

    Your lovely posts and now videos wow have been gentle reminders for me to get back to it.

    It is wonderful to see you at work, to see how your pictures build up, I found it very useful when you refer to putting in the shadows, never using black I notice. I have found an art shop I didn’t know about so I have bought a few new colours, my daughter was with me and found it quite an experience, I haven’t seen her concentrate so hard for so long in ages! Please we would love some more videos.

    I have some plums which need to be painted in the garden before they all get eaten, mind you I think everyone has had their fill by now, I am currently making the third double batch of jam! It looks to be a good year for blackberries so i must get to painting before the summer bounty runs out. I am tempted to photograph the pots of preserves and include that in my calendar of firsts!

    The children asked if you ate the blackberries after you painted them?

    Best wishes


    1. Good morning Jenny!

      We have been distracted too 🙂

      Thank you so much for your kind words!

      I will do my best to keep going with videos; so glad you are enjoying them.

      Plums! Yummy! I would absolutely sketch them in your journal!!!

      Please would you tell the children that I used the blackberries to make blackberry lemonade 🙂


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