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The Egyptian Collection Dolls House Art :: Posted by: Hazel on September 25th, 2016

The Egyptian Collection

New Dolls House Art

My latest miniature paintings have an Egyptian theme, following a recent communication from someone who is going to be building a dollshouse themed around tuts tomb, I thought it would be fun to paint some pictures in this theme, they would be great in a themed room or it had been suggested that they would work well in a period Art Deco style room or miniature property.

The four new paintings are shown here on display here in my 1:12 Art Gallery.

1:12 dolls house Egyptian theme art

They are all for sale …..

Sunset river with pyramid in the distance 2 x 1 1/2 inches

Pyramid palm trees 2 x 1 5/8 inches

Cat statue 1 1/4 x 2 inches

Egyptian woman with large urn 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches

£7 each plus postage.

I am an international artist, with pieces of my Art in 15 countries as far as I know so I’m happy to ship worldwide.

Please contact me to buy direct.

Easels and accessories not included.

These are original pieces of art for collectors and are not suitable for children.

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Dolls House Paintings Shop for miniature art online :: Posted by: Hazel on September 21st, 2016

New Miniature Dollhouse size paintings now online

Miniature Dolls House Art

I have today with the help of my lovely husband Adrian updated the Art In Wax miniature Dollhouse Art Shop : Shop for Dolls House Art Now …..

Lots of New Paintings

I have added lots of new paintings, including some seasonal Christmas trees which were very popular last year and I know are now in both Christmas themed houses and properties and even some were given as gifts to dolls house owners.

There are also new hand tied flower bouquets, a sweet pea and rose one are now listed, if you would like a different flower bunch in this style just let me know and I can paint one especially for you….

I have painted some landscapes, the secret garden and the Lady April ones are both 2 x 2 inches square and an impressionist feel with a softness but colourful styling.

The shop still has some poppies and some screens which are very popular, used in both period and modern houses these type of room dividers are one of my best sellers ……

Easy to buy online direct from me the artist

Please visit the Art In Wax Miniature shop to buy online via paypal, or contact me if you would prefer to pay in another way. I am happy to ship worldwide, my paintings are in 15 countries across the globe but please contact me first to arrange postage costs. Postage is free to the UK addresses when purchased via paypal on the Art In Wax site.

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Flower Cottage Landscapes Online art exhibition by Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on August 12th, 2016

Flower Cottage Landscapes : Online art exhibit by Hazel Rayfield

Miniature Art In Wax meets “Room” size Art In Wax

Today sees the launch of a brand new collection of my Encaustic Art : Flower Cottage Exhibition

This online feature for the Art In Wax exhibition page brings together my love of painting in miniature and my love of painting flowers.
cottage landscape exhibition poster

The collection, which can ve viewed online on my exhibition page : http://www.artinwax.co.uk/exhibit-flower-cottage-landscapes.php, comprises of six paintings, each A6 in size (so approx. 6 x 4 inches) each, and features a miniature cottage painting with a foreground of vibrant flowers.

Inspiration : My Dolls House size Art

My miniature paintings especially my tiny “Dolls House Art” are very popular, I am proud that in the past few years several hundred of my small paintings have travelled to new dolls house homes and miniature collections across the world, I still paint larger pieces and these too continue to be as popular as ever.

I have, painted miniature versions of my larger pieces of art at different times, all my art is original, some inspired by nature and some just from my imagination. I don’t create prints or paint reproductions. Some of my art has a theme but no two paintings are them same even if in a similar theme.

I have sold larger pieces and miniature similar versions, which have been sold as sets, “one for you home and one for your dollhouse” !! I have also sold a few of these my “miniature meets wall art” paintings, in the same theme as this collection, so I thought it would be fun to work on a collection in this style for an exhibit feature, and as you can see below this is what I came up with ….

These paintings are for sale, this are painted on encaustic gloss card and backed with a coloured card, they are signed on the back and are £10 each plus postage and packaging.

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Step by step – painting a miniature dolls house art in wax :: Posted by: Hazel on July 21st, 2016

Step by step – painting a miniature dolls house painting using encaustic wax and heat tools.

Miniature Art In Wax

I thought it might be interesting to show how I painted this miniature dolls house piece of art.
This painting is of a miniature flower pot and shows the stages of the painting.

I am painting using a specialist heat tool called an encaustic stylus. Which I use to melt the encaustic wax and paint and blend with. The papers I am using as a support for this and the other miniatures shown in this post have an abstract design with a distressed styles, it is a Matt paper / card stock from a local craft supplier, the encaustic card I normally paint on is a gloss surface which allows the wax to move more freely. This Matt surface is a porous surface and when the wax is painted on it stays on, it can tricky working so small on this type of support as there is little room for error !!

Miniature Art In Wax- Painting a flower pot

  • Using one of my smaller nibs on the heated painting stylus, I start by cutting my card or paper support to size, in this case 2 x 1.5 inches
  • I used a mixture of brown, bronze and gold to paint the flower pot.
  • Adding some grass to the bottom of the pot.
  • Next using a mixture of purple and silver wax I paint the tiny lavender.
  • Red poppies are added and then a variety of colours used to create an abundance of tiny bedding plants which I like to think of as in the style of busy lizzy flowers
  • Once finished the wax has a light polish with a soft cloth and I have backed this painting onto card stock to give a little more support to the painting.

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More Miniature Art In Wax on patterned papers

The paintings have a great texture and the wax paint has a lovely sheen which off set with the patterned paper background has a very striking effect.

These miniatures would be great in a modern dolls house or contemporary miniature setting.

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Some of these paints may still be available for sale please contact me for more information on buying Art in wax

Please note Art In Wax is for collectors and not a toy and not suitable for children.

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Art In Wax by Southend based artist Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on July 21st, 2016

Painting onto a different type of Card

Recently I have been working painting with my encaustic wax on some patterned papers I bought from a local craft shop and they have a very different effect so I thought I would show some here today.

These design papers have an abstract print in what, I feel are rustic / distressed / shabby paper chic style. They are a 200gsm Matt paper support, unlike the encaustic card I mostly paint on which is a gloss. The gloss card allows the wax to move and flow, it allows for blending on the support. The Matt surface is porous so when the wax is on its on !! I blend colours before applying more and a little by reheating the wax once in place. It gives an interesting effect and the wax has a great contrast in texture to the paper background.

I have painted these three pictures : Red Poppies : Purple and red poppies : Flower pot in this style recently and as you can see the results are modern style pieces of wall art. Each of these paintings are 6 inches wide, and different heights I have cropped the photos for this blog post but they are for sale and I can send more information on sizes and if you would like them mounted or not. Please contact me for more details on how to buy Art in Wax.

I have also painted some miniatures in this way using tiny pieces of these patterned paper. And in the next blog post I will show photos of me painting in miniature in this way.

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