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Art Gallery 1:12th Scale :: Posted by: Hazel on July 28th, 2020

Art Gallery 1:12th Scale

The Gallery is my folly……

I have painted for many years, Encaustic about nine years now.

Adrian my husband built  The Gallery for me some years ago, when I had been painting in miniature and for dolls houses a while and it was just a natural progression. I have blogged many times about the Gallery including a back story …… See below for more on that

The Gallery Today

The Gallery my miniature art gallery
My Art Gallery ….. Take The Tour 2020

I wasn’t brave enough to go Facebook Live but this is inside my Art Gallery right now …..

Posted by Art In Wax on Monday, 27 July 2020

My miniature art is for sale, I have a wide range of subjects and themes online for sale, links in the Blog side border to my Etsy Store.

The paintings on the walls of the gallery are not available to buy but if you like one why not commission me to paint one for you.

The Gallery : The Back Story

When we were planning and building The Gallery some years ago we (my husband Adrian – he built it for me, I just paint the pictures) chatted and a “back story” developed over time so just for fun I wrote a blog post share our (frictional) story …….

The property at 27 Coast Road is a Victorian double fronted shop property which started life as a bakery called The Granary…. more on my blog https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/the-gallery-112-scale-miniature-scene-art-gallery/

 

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Miniature Art Commission Canada Rocky Mountains :: Posted by: Hazel on July 15th, 2020

Commissioning Miniature ArtFour paintings of Canadian winter scenes

New Commission Canadian Landscape Paintings

Today I airmailed four miniature paintings to Ottawa.

Last week I was contacted by lady in Canada who has a growing “little collection” of my miniature paintings, and whom I painted a special commission in a January.

This time she sent me photographs she had taken in Canada spanning the last 10 years, the brief being could I paint her a set of miniature paintings in the style of these landscape scenes……

As you will be aware if you have read my blog before, I’m an original artist, so when, like in this case, working from photos, the paintings still have a style of my own work and therefore I like to think of it as giving an impression of the scene not a direct copy, thus making it an original piece of my “Art In Wax”.

This commission was a challenge I must admit, when I first saw the photos I thought “this is going to be a fun project” which it was, I love to paint sunsets and winter landscapes, however it was the sunset that was the most challenging of these and took as many hours as the others paintings all put together….. it’s funny how that happens sometimes, but I’m happy with the results and so is the buyers I’m really happy to say.

To quote her …. “Wow – I love them all – Thank you so much”

4 paintings with the photos taken from

A few facts …..

The mountain landscape I’m told the photograph was taken in Jasper BC is the largest of the paintings and 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. The lady asked me to frame this one so framed the overall size is 4 x 3 inches

Snow river, as I’m calling it was the smallest and is 2 x 1 5/8th inches

Sunset lake, a real challenge ! Is 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches

Autumn Lane, the path leading off into the distance is 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches.

Commissioning Hazel Rayfield

If you would like a miniature painting for your dollhouse or just a a piece of miniature art, why not get in touch and see if I can paint one especially for you.

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Street Collection :: Posted by: Hazel on July 5th, 2020

NEW ….. The Street Collection

Miniature Paintings

I have been working on a new series of miniature paintings and I finished today. I’m calling this new set of six dolls houses size paintings “The Street Collection”

It could just as easily be the Village Collection or the Shop Collection but to me, today it feels like it’s all part of a street.

I hope you like them, I had a lot of fun with this project.

We have …… top row “Rose Café “ and “Boutique” – Ball Gowns and the Florist

Second Row is the “Pub” And then “Treats” – ice creams and Cakes, and on the corner “Joy” – dress shop

Each of these paintings are 2 by 2 1/4 inches, all original and painted using my encaustic Hot wax paints on card supports.The only addition was the Rose Café where I have added the text with a ink pen.

Dollhouse painting collection shop street

These are available to buy (at the time of writing, please contact me to buy They are £12 each plus shipping. I ship worldwide from Southend England.

Miniature collectible pieces of art – NOT suitable for children
Easels and accessories NOT included
Shop paintings

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The Designer Collection – Fashion Miniature Dolls House Art :: Posted by: Hazel on June 20th, 2020

The Designer Collection – Fashion Miniature Art

These new paintings are brand new, I painted them in June (2020), one of my favourite subjects to paint, dresses !!!

“Designer Collection” – Fashion Miniature Paintings

Their is a selection of styles and I’ll list how I see them and the sizes etc below.

However with all things artistic I believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We all see different things in a painting and of course the setting makes all the different too.

These pieces could be thought of for a dolls house or miniature property such as a shop, boutique or haberdashery store. In a dollhouse maybe in a ladies boudoir or a sewing room ……

What do you think ? Why not leave me a comment and let me know.

Dollhouse fashion paintings

Red Dress / Black Dress Set of Two Paintings
Size : 2 x 1 1/4 inches each. Glamour is the style I was going for, these dresses on mannequin could be ball gowns or prom dresses, or even “the bride wore black (or red). 

The 50’s …… this piece with two dresses is 2 inches square more or less ! I like hats and I thought these dresses would have hats to compliment the look, a wide brimmed one and a pillbox with a veil.

Red Green Blue ….. three very stunning sophisticated dresses, this painting is 2 1/4 by 1 1/2 inches in size. They could be period or modern day, ball gown or lady of a different age.

Designer dresses …… and some designer wallpaper, it took nearly as long to get the background of this piece right as it did to paint the dresses. Lots of detail in this piece which is the largest piece in this collection at 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/4 inches.

Lilac and Lavender….. this set of two paintings are the smallest in the collection at a tiny 1 inch wide each. They are 1 1/2 inches high.

The Corsets ….. the red corset on the mannequin is 2 3/4 by 1 1/2 inches and the black one is slightly larger at 3 by 1 1/2 inches. These panel style pieces are always very popular with my collectors so I wanted to include some in this new collection.

I hope you like them …… and these miniature paintings are for sale.

Hazel

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