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This is a 40x40” acrylic and oil painting on a gallery thick, 1.5” birch wood cradle board. This is the sixth painting in my Sustenance series, the initial five being "Cherries", "Blueberries", "Coffee Beans", "Lemons" and "Gummy Bears".


"Pickles" was painted, in part, thanks to an overwhelming number of TikTok followers commenting that I absolutely NEEDED to paint pickles, the world would not be complete without a painting of some fermented cucumbers. I just to happened to agree and have been thrilled and fascinated to find a corner of the internet that is absolutley obsessed with pickles.


Similar to the other Sustenance pieces, while painting "Pickles", I fell in love with the swoops and blops of paint that diverge from what we typically hold in our minds as "pickle-y" or "pickle-like" colours. Wonderfully, greens and pinks work beautifully together, the result within "Pickles" is a sparkling, glittery scene of dill pickles, partially submerged in a black bowl, glistening perhaps somewhat provocatively (enough to get some people commenting 👀 emojis at the scene came together). It's a painting that's sparked epic debate online about what indeed the best sort of pickle is, "dill" winning by a landslide and flavours like "bread and butter" being a popular, yet also despised, option.


All in all, "Pickles" was an absolute joy to photograph and paint.


The raw sienna coloured underpainting for this piece is a thin wash of acrylic paint, the subsequent layers are done in water-mixable oil paint.


Stand close to the work and see the piece fragment into impressionistic geometry, or stand back and watch it knit together into a more photo-realistic artwork.


The scene wraps around the side of the cradle board by a 1/2”, the remaining thickness is raw, blonde wood. The entire piece, edges included, is coated in a satin varnish.


**Please note: This painting is scheduled to be scanned for prints once the oil paint has fully cured and cannot be shipped / picked up until scanned. If purchased before it's safe to transport, I will be in contact the moment it's free to move onto its new forever home <3


It will take anywhere from 2-4 weeks for the painting to be carefully packaged and shipped to reach its destination, depending on the destination's distance from Toronto, Canada.


Local pickup is available and encouraged for local clients :)


This artwork is also available as a giclées on stretched canvas and fine art paper.


The photo referenced for this painting was taken by me.

"Pickles" 40x40" Painting

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  • Artwork type: Original art

    Size: 40x40 inches / approximately 102x102 centimetres

    Edge depth: 1 & 1/2 inches / approximately 4 centimetres

    Medium: Oil & acrylic on double-primed, cradled birch wood

    Finish: Satin varnish

    Hanging equipment: Wired on back

    Reference photo: By the artist, Hannah Kilby

    Cleaning and care instructions:

    • Paintings get dusty from time to time, that’s okay! I recommend making a micro-fibre cloth lightly damp with clean water, and very gently running it over the area(s) in question.
    • When moving / working with canvases, it’s important to not let the work lean into anything etc. that could puncture, or distort the material.
    • When it comes to prints, I highly recommend handling them with clean, or gloved hands, even the oils on our skin can impact the sheen and colouring of prints.