Painting Holly In My Nature Journal

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This week I sketched some Holly from the tree in the garden. The berries are bright red at the top of the tree, and less ripe further down. I am hoping the birds will leave me a couple of berry-bearing branches for decorating the house at Christmas!
I also painted a strawberry leaf; I love watching the changes in colours on the strawberry leaves as we move through autumn.

You can see me painting the Holly in this week’s video:

The supplies I used:

Moleskine diary

Fountain Pen with waterproof ink

Da Vinci 1503 size 8 watercolour brush


  • Cadmium Red
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Raw Umber
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Indigo
  • Ultra Marine

White Gel Pen for highlights

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

Do come over to the private FaceBook group for families working with their children to encourage one another in our journaling pursuits. It would be lovely to see you there.

The Charlotte Mason Nature Journaling FaceBook Group

8 thoughts on “Painting Holly In My Nature Journal

      1. Yes, it is very beautiful! There is a neat story about how one year (I think it was early 1900s) the crops failed in southern Delaware, and one enterprising farmer got the other farmers together and they gathered lots of holly and made wreaths, and went up north to Philadelphia and Wilmington and sold them. Not only did they make enough money to survive until the next harvest, a new industry was born. 🙂
        I hope that you are having a lovely weekend!

  1. So lovely! I look forward to your weekly videos and appreciate the time and effort you put into your videos. Beautiful work, as always.

  2. Your work is beautiful and inspiring! I am so thankful you are posting these, and I will most definitely be back to learn and enjoy! Thank you so much for sharing.

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