Size & Shape 📐

Sizes and Shapes

Unframed Artwork

My finished artwork I leave unframed, so you can decide how to present it.  I make the edges presentable as well, and in some cases the work call for being exhibited with exposed edges: from rough deckle edge to gilded with bronze or copper.

Size

The size of unframed artwork relates to the surface dimensions of a single piece that itself might be a part of a set (e.g. of a diptych). Sizes of artwork grounds I use range from miniatures to wall painting and drawings over 30 inches.

The size groups are arranged by the longest dimension - height or width:

  • Miniature (small) artworks - fine art in extra-small size - are under, about, or a little over the letter or A4 sizes - less than 12 inches (~30 cm) .
  • Standard (medium size) - over 12 to 20 inches (~30-50 cm).
  • Large - over 20 inches (50+ cm). 

The size of each artwork should be provided on its page.

Shape

Art supports are usually rectangular, but sometimes have irregular shape: round, triangular, wavy, etc.

  • Large Size ⬛

    Large art pieces I make are over 20 inches or 50 cm longest dimension.

    They are best for larger spaces that allows to step back and view the piece from some distance. However, this does not imply the lack or detail or texture.

    Examples of standard large artwork sizes:

    • Imperial - 30 x 22 inches,
    • B2 Standard ~ 28 x 20 inches (27.8 x 19.7"),
    • Academic 24 x 18 inches,
    • A2 standard ~ 23 x 17 inches (594 x 240 mm).
    • Half-Imperial - 22 x 15 inches.
  • Miniature ▪️

    Small graphic and fine art works that are 12 inches or 30 cm in their longest side or smaller.

    Many of these artworks are intricate drawings in pen and ink, graphite, or watercolor.

    Sometimes they are sketches, studies in preparation for artwork, work in progress, drawing studies, painting concepts, visual ideas notation, and experimentation that have artistic value.

    A few examples of miniature-size art pieces would be:

    • A4 standard ~ 21 x 30 cm, or 210 x 297 mm (~ 8.27 x 11.69 inches),
    • B5 standard ~ 18 x 25 cm, or 176 x 250 mm (~ 6.9 x 9.8 inches),
    • A5 standard ~ 15 x 21 cm, or 148 x 210 mm (~ 5.8 x 8.3 inches),
    • A6 standard ~ 11 x 15 cm, or 105 x 148 mm (~ 4.1 x 5.8 inches),
    • US Letter standard - 8.5 by 11 inches (215.9 by 279.4 mm),
    • 9 x 12", bigger than the letter-sized paper.
  • Standard Size ◼️

    Medium or standard size artwork - over 12 to 20 inches (~ 30-50 cm) longest side. 

    These paintings and drawings can fit on most wall spaces and can be comfortably observed in standard size rooms and often require just standard size frames.

    • For the United States, a good examples could be, in inches:
      • 12 x 16 inches- a standard paper block size, 3:4 aspect ratio,
      • 16 x 20 inches- a common US picture frame size, 4:5 aspect ratio,
      • or either quarter(11 x 15 inches) or half (15 x 22 inches) imperial sheet.
    • For Europe and Asia:
      • A3 standard - 30 x 42 cm, or 297 x 420 mm
        (~ 16.5 x 11.7 inches),
      • B3 standard - 35 x 50 cm, or 353 x 500 mm
        (~ 13.9 x 19.7 inches),
      • B4 standard - 25 x 35 cm, or 250 x 353 mm
        (~ 9.8 x 13.9 inches).
  • Art Ground Dimensions

    Loose leaf 100% cotton French and Italian watercolor paper sheets usually come in traditional Imperial sizes. I cut heavy canvases approximately the same dimensions. Some other archival papers I use are in metric sizes.

  • Virginia Triangle

    Virginia Triangle Lena Nechet
    Reference Code: LN19C24EVT
    Series: Black Naked
    Polyptych: Virginia, left panel
    Size: 24 x 18 inches
    Materials: Charcoal on cotton paper
    Collection: Portrait
    Names: Virginia Triangle
    Finished: 2019
    Digitized: 2020, January
  • Virginia Laughing

    Virginia Laughing Lena Nechet
    Reference Code: LN19C24EVL
    Series: Black Naked
    Polyptych: Virginia, Right Panel
    Size: 24 x 18 inches
    Materials: Charcoal on cotton paper
    Collection: Portrait
    Names: Virginia Laughing
    Finished: 2019
    Digitized: 2020, January
  • Competition Contemplated

    Competition Contemplated Lena Nechet
    Reference Code: LN19C24ECC
    Series: Black Naked
    Polyptych: Single
    Size: 24 x 18 inches
    Materials: Charcoal on cotton paper
    Collection: Eromind
    Names: Competition Contemplated
    Finished: 2019
    Digitized: 2020, January
  • Entry Level

    Stop Entry Lena Nechet
    Reference Code: LN19C24ELJ
    Polyptych: Single
    Size: 24 x 18 inches
    Materials: Charcoal on cotton paper
    Names: Entry Level
    Finished: 2019
    Digitized: December 2019
  • Jonas Contemplates

    Jonas Contemplates
    Reference Code: LN19W24JCJ
  • Arousal by Power

    Arousal By Power Lena Nechet
    Reference Code: LN19A30ABP
    Polyptych: Single
    Size: 33 x 22 inches
    Materials: Acrylic on paper
    Collection: Eromind
    Names: Arousal by Power
    Finished: 2019
    Digitized: 2020
  • Arrival of the Fourth

    Arrival Of The Fourth Lena Nechet
    Reference Code: LN19A4FHAF
    Polyptych: Female Hierarchy
    Size: 24 x 18 inches
    Materials: Cryons and acrylic on archival paper
    Collection: Eromind
    Names: Arrival of the Fourth, The 4th Wife
    Finished: April 2019
    Digitized: June 2019
  • Landing Layers

    Landing Layers Lena Nechet
    Reference Code: LN18W22LLL
    Polyptych: Single
    Size: 22 x 15 inches
    Materials: Watercolor, gouache on cotton rag
    Collection: Intelligentsia
    Names: Landing Layers
    Finished: 2018
    Digitized: 2019
  • Major Tom

    Major Tom Lena Nechet
    Reference Code: LN18W19IMT
    Polyptych: Single
    Size: 19 x 15
    Materials: Watercolor on cotton rag
    Collection: Intelligentsia
    Names: Major Tom
    Finished: 2018
    Digitized: 2019