Work in progress of Day 30: Shasta Daisy. Oil on paper.

These 30 paintings were created in a daily painting project, painting one a day for thirty days – each in oil on primed paper. To. avoid hunting for a new thing to paint each day, I worked through my amassed seed packet collection. Easy to hand, colourful, plentiful.

If you’re interested in any piece, drop me a message.

Each painting is painted in oils on A4, thick watercolour paper, primed twice with white gesso.

Largely for this project I used my own seeds, but along the way a few people lent or given me their seed packets, weaving their stories in with my own. One packet was a special memorial variety of Sweet Peas from Thompson and Morgan, raising money for the Melanoma Fund, a charity set up by the husband of a local East Grinstead woman who sadly passed away.

Photo of work in progress - a painting on easel, alongside still life set up of seed packet

Painting of a Swiss Chard seed packet

Swiss Chard, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Radish seed packet

Radish, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Tomato seed packet

Tomato (beef), oil on primed paper

Painting of a Coriander seed packet

Coriander, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Sweet pea seed packet

Sweetpea, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Climbing bean seed packet

Climbing beans, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Tomato seed packet

Tomato, oil on primed paper

Montage of work in progress shots of a painting, from beginning to end piece.

Work in progress on Day 15: Climbing Bean Cobra

Painting of a Broad Bean seed packet

Broadbeans, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Parsnip seed packet

Parsnips, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Poppy seed packet

Poppy, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Spinach seed packet

Spinach, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Courgette seed packet

Courgette, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Borage seed packet

Borage, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Morning Glory seed packet

Morning Glory, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Cabbage seed packet

Cabbage, oil on primed paper

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Painting of a Chilli pepper seed packet

Chilli pepper, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Cornflower seed packet

Cornflower, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Sweetcorn seed packet

Sweetcorn, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Beetroot seed packet

Beetroot, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Mangetout seed packet

Mangetout, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Sunflower seed packet

Sunflower, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Shasta Daisy seed packet

Shasta Daisy, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Peas seed packet

Peas, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Lettuce seed packet

Lettuce (carters), oil on primed paper

Painting of a Nicotiana seed packet

Nicotiana, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Sunflower seed packet

Sunflower (red), oil on primed paper

Painting of a Carrot seed packet

Carrots, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Lettuce seed packet

Lettuce (iceberg), oil on primed paper

Painting of a Sweet Sultan seed packet

Sweet Sultan, oil on primed paper

Painting of a Pumpkin seed packet

Pumpkin, oil on primed paper

To see a selection of framed originals, prints, cards and tote bags featuring the seed packet paintings, see my Etsy shop.

Notecards of seed packet paintings in box