HIDDEN MESSAGES, This painting size includes the white mat. and painted wood frame. 17" x 21" The actual painting size is 12" x 15" The many layers transform the face into a mysterious message. The artist started with an oil painting and layered it with collage, cold wax and oil stenciling. She carved into it to add movement, abstract interest and texture .The portrait is oil on un-stretched canvas with mixed media, gold leaf, stenciling, and transfers.