"Denim Jacket" is a mixed media / encaustic painting on archival paper. The paper measures 22" x 13 1/2" . I would crop in for matting and framing a viewing area of approximately 18 1/2" x 12". This will allow a small portion to go under the matting. The 18" x 12" is what I show in my first image of this piece.
I will show the stages in the creation of this fine art piece on my blog #nancybossert.blogspot.com which provides a more intimate view on how I create and specifically with this piece.
I love this piece for many reasons, love that the figure is horizontal but on a vertical format. Enjoy the use of collage, paint, stamping (texture) and oil paint and encaustic technique. Note that I even include a segment where her left arm sleeve is graphite and how I make that transition.
I am so fortunate to love what I do, love to create, love to inspire.
I would recommend a 5 - 6" mat around this piece to allow it to breathe. When I frame I allow for a heavier bottom mat, that just means that the dimension at the bottom is greater than the top and sides. It is a visual weight that makes the piece seem to hang more firmly on the wall, So increase the bottom dimension by an 1". You will be surprised at what that does.
Also, Artspan offers the wonderful opportunity of frame options. You may still want to purchase and own the original, but play with this option. There is no obligation to "play". You will be able to see how different colored mats look on the piece as well as white, and different frame choices. You can even change the paint color on the wall.
I always welcome questions.
Most of all, Enjoy, nancy