Online art gallery store where you can buy affordable, original, one-of-a-kind cool Japanese paintings

About Selling by Meter

At ART-Meter, the price depends on the item size (cm2).

The unit price per cm2 depends on
technique + material + artist level
. And then,
unit price x item size = item price.


*The unit price is determined according to the time and the cost taken for each technique. But sometimes it is not accurate, please understand.


For example, in case that you order an acrylic painting on F8  (455x380=1729.00cm<sup>2</sup>) canvas with frame.

8 yen

1729.00cm2

8 yen

13,832 yen

Main Technique and Unit Price

Main Technique Unit Price
Oil Painting 6 yen / cm2
Japanese / Chinese Painting 6 yen / cm2
Acrylic 5 yen / cm2
Watercolor 5 yen / cm2
Pastel/Crayon/Conte/Colored Pencil 5 yen / cm2
Pencil/Pen/Charcoal 5 yen / cm2
Digital Image 5 yen / cm2
Other 5 yen / cm2

(Unit Price does not include sales tax)



About Main Technique


Oil Painting

Oil PaintingOil painting is the process of painting with pigments that are bound with a medium of drying oil — especially in early modern Europe, linseed oil. Often an oil such as linseed was boiled with a resin such as pine resin or even frankincense; these were called 'varnishes' and were prized for their body and gloss. Bring that added luxury of an oil painting into your home.

Japanese / Chinese Painting

Japanese / Chinese painting is one of the oldest and most highly refined of the Oriental arts, encompassing a wide variety of genre and styles. Traditional techniques include; mud painting on Japanese paper, natural pigment painting also on Japanese paper. Recently new modern technics have taken hold and enhanced the more traditional style. The combination of the old and new styles fast becoming popular. Such as adding a scroll painting (Kakejiku) and /or Fusuma painting to a modern design.

Acrylic

AcrylicAcrylic paint is fast-drying paint containing pigment suspended in an acrylic polymer emulsion. It becomes water-resistant when dry. Painted on canvas, it can resemble an oil painting, on paper, it can resemble a watercolor. It's easy to use and has various characteristic. One of the merits is a more reasonable price than a oil painting. Acrylic paint is used for masterpieces such as Bali classical painting and representative painting by Australian Aborigine.

Watercolor

WatercolorWatercolor painting is the medium or the resulting artwork, in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water soluble vehicle. As you may know, young and old enjoy it. Watercolor paintings show high clarity. A glaze is also one of the characteristics. It will depend on the amount of water added, from a light color, once applied it has many variations.

Pastel/Crayon/Conte/Colored Pencil

Pastel/Crayon/Conte/Colored PencilSoft lines and colors are the features. Light up your space and bring new life to a lonely dark wall. Often this type of work is child like in design but it can be sophisticated enough for your favorite space.

Pencil/Pen/Charcoal

Pencil/Pen/CharcoalA few things in common, often used for rough sketches and for monotone creations. However, they have slightly different characteristics such as; sharp lines and gradients. Suitable for any space, a piece that will transmit a quiet quality.

Digital Image

Digital Image created using a computer and high end software (art) programs to create one of a kind art.

*For digital images, ART-Meter asks you to write a serial number with your signature on the top or back side of your work.Your work will be recognized as an original (no other copies exist with the number).

*We do not accept any duplicated works made with copy machines.

Other Technique


Tempera

Classical technique using pigment added egg yolk with vinegar. Bright coloration is one of the characteristics.


Oil Stick

Pigment stick bound with wax and oil. Also used for design of oil painting.

Airbrush

An airbrush works by passing a stream of fast moving air through a venturi, which creates a local reduction in air pressure that allows paint to be pulled up from an interconnected reservoir at normal atmospheric pressure. It can create fine line drawing and gradation, which is difficult for brush.

Marker Pen

Marker pens include both oil-based (thinner or alcohol) and water-based (dye or pigment) have a variety of colors and tip-styles.

Ink and Wash Painting (Suibokuga)

Paintings only in black ink in various concentrations. Mainly they are painted on scroll pictures and colored papers. They will create "wabi sabi" atmosphere in your Asian taste room.

Paint

Though generally speaking, paint means oil-based pigment, some are water-based. Characteristic resembles acrylic and when dry it becomes water-resistant.

Print Art

Pulled pictures using blocks. Here print art means wood print, copper engraving, silk screen, lithograph, drypoint, aquatint and all the pictures printed using blocks.

Art Components and Unit Prices About Base

Art Components Unit Price Detail
Canvas with Frame +1 yen / cm2 Canvas only - wooden frame not included
Canvas without Frame +1 yen / cm2 Canvas that the wooden frame has been removed
Wood Panel +1 yen / cm2 Canvas with wooden panel backing
Paper +0 yen / cm2 Paper, regardless of its thickness
Canvas Board +0 yen / cm2 Canvas on board or cardboard
Wooden Board +0 yen / cm2 Veneer board, etc.
Other +1yen/cm2 If there is no components that corresponds to the above list

(The price for an international order does not include Japanese sales tax.)

About Art Components


Canvas with Frame

A canvas that has been stretched and / or attached usually to 2x2’s or similar sized of pieces wood to form a inside frame. This is the most popular framing technique for a variety of reasons such as; it shows the colour well and keeps the quality of the workmanship. People enjoy this type of framing as it is very easy to hang and if they desire they can simply attach an outside or normal type of frame.


Canvas without Frame

This is usually a plain woven fabric of canvas, rolled canvas, or cut canvas. If you wish frame these paintings using your own special frame.


Wood Panel

The artist has painted directly on the wood panelIt or fused a paper using water to the wood panel.


Paper

There are a variety of papers, such as; Japanese paper, colored paper, kent paper, watercolor paper, torinoko paper, a print form and Chinese paper.


Canvas Board

It is a Veneer board or cardboard topped with either a fiberglass or resin cloth then painted using plastic paint.


Wooden Board

It is a wooden board, a board, plaster board and so on.


Other

If there are no components that corresponds to the above list.

Artist Level and Unit Price

According to the total size of sold item, his/her artist’s level gets higher. As his/her artist level gets higher, the artist can then decide the unit price by themselves.
Based on the artist labour and costs, the artist can set the price for each item. Of course, there are a certain number of artists who sell their items at lower prices to a wider audience, even when their artist levels are high.


Artist Level Unit Price  
Level 1 Everyone starts from this level. Cannot change unit price per cm2. 0 yen
Level 2 Sold Area: about 1 S8 (45.5×45.5) canvas = over 2000 cm2 +1-2 yen
Level 3 Sold Area: about 2 S8 (45.5×45.5) canvases = over 4000cm2 +1-4 yen
Level 4 Sold Area: about 4 S8 (45.5×45.5) canvases = over 8000cm2 +1-6 yen
Level 5 Sold Area: about 6 S8 (45.5×45.5) canvases = over 12000cm2 +1 yen-
your price

(The unit price does not include sales tax.)


Paper Size and Item Size

Regular sized paper and canvas that we at ART-Meter accept is as follows.
*Not limited to the regular size, ART-Meter accepts all items whose height and width are within 10cm to 135cm.

Paper Size and Item Size


  mm x mm cm2 Charcoal Paper mm x mm cm2
Post Card 100 x 148 148.00 Charcoal Paper 500 x 650 3250.00
Japanese Size
Post Card
106 x 15 159.00 JPN B series mm x mm cm2
A series mm x mm cm2 B6 128 x 182 232.96
A5 148 x 210 310.80 B5 182 x 257 467.74
A4 210 x 297 623.70 B4 257 x 364 935.48
A3 297 x 420 1247.40 B3 364 x 515 1874.60
A2 420 x 594 2494.80 B2 515 x 728 3749.20
A1 594 x 841 4995.54 B1 728 x 1030 7498.40
A0 841 x 1189 9999.43 B0 1030 x 1456 14996.80

*The sizes above are used as a guide. Depending on the manufacturer, the size may be different from the above.
Please check with us in advance.


Canvas Size and Itema Size


mm cm2 S mm cm2
0 180 x 140 252.00 0 180 x 180 324.00
1 220 x 160 352.00 1 220 x 220 484.00
SM 227 x 158 358.66
2 240 x 190 456.00 2 240 x 240 576.00
3 273 x 220 600.60 3 273 x 273 745.29
4 333 x 242 805.86 4 333 x 333 1108.89
5 350 x 270 945.00 5 350 x 350 1225.00
6 410 x 318 1303.80 6 410 x 410 1681.00
8 455 x 380 1729.00 8 455 x 455 2070.25
10 530 x 455 2411.50 10 530 x 530 2809.00
12 606 x 500 3030.00 12 606 x 606 3672.36
15 652 x 530 3455.60 15 652 x 652 4251.04
20 727 x 606 4405.62 20 727 x 727 5285.29
25 803 x 652 5235.56 25 803 x 803 6448.09
30 910 x 727 6615.70 30 910 x 910 8281.00
40 1000 x 803 8030.00 40 1000 x 1000 10000.00
50 1167 x 910 10619.70 50 1167 x 1167 13618.89
60 1303 x 970 12639.10 60 1303 x 1303 16978.09
P mm cm2 M mm cm2
1 220 x 140 308.00 1 220 x 120 264.00
2 240 x 160 384.00 2 240 x 140 336.00
3 273 x 190 518.70 3 273 x 160 436.80
4 333 x 220 732.60 4 333 x 190 632.70
5 350 x 240 840.00 5 350 x 220 770.00
6 410 x 273 1119.30 6 410 x 242 992.20
8 455 x 333 1515.15 8 455 x 273 1242.15
10 530 x 410 2173.00 10 530 x 333 1764.90
12 606 x 455 2757.30 12 606 x 410 2484.60
15 652 x 500 3260.00 15 652 x 455 2966.60
20 727 x 530 3853.10 20 727 x 500 3635.00
25 803 x 606 4866.18 25 803 x 530 4255.90
30 910 x 652 5933.20 30 910 x 606 5514.60
40 1000 x 727 7270.00 40 1000 x 652 6520.00
50 1167 x 803 9371.01 50 1167 x 727 8484.09
60 1303 x 894 11648.82 60 1303 x 803 10463.09

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