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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.

dolls house art

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.

art in wax dolls house art

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.

Encaustic art

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Miniature Dolls Houses Displaying Art In Wax :: Posted by: Hazel on July 9th, 2016

Miniature Art In Wax in Situ

Miniature Properties and Dolls House Displaying Art In Wax

Firstly I would like to thank all the people who have very kindly sent me photos of their miniature properties with Art In Wax on display.

Your Dolls Houses and Miniature Properties make Art In Wax look great.
Thank you – Hazel

This project has been great fun, and I really appreciate everyone for their support. I love seeing where my art ends up and often people have sent me pictures of their dolls houses where my miniature art is now at home.

As you can see below there is a vast array of different miniature properties with Art In Wax on display, from cottages to boutiques and feature rooms to a modern beach house …. and even a cafe too.

The owners of these properties have given me permission to show them, the work that has gone into these properties is amazing, these are truly great miniaturists in my opinion, with such care attention to detail and the way they have created and decorated their properties.

Sandra’s room themed “Out of Africa” has a sunset with giraffe painting featuring as part of this wonderful room set.

Rebecca’s miniature property in Malta has two piece of Art In Wax, this was a special commission to paint dresses for her stunning “Miss Leah’s Boutique”

Madaleine’s dolls house “Oak Cottage” has two landscapes in her lovely lounge a bluebell wood and a country cottage landscape which I believe she made the frames for especially.

Anne’s Shell Cottage Cafe bar has two handpainted signed on the front and side as you can see from this exterior picture of her wonderful miniature property.

Dolls Houses

Madaleine has a flat built over her “Lils” shop miniature property which has a tiny piece of Art In Wax, a lavender landscape.

Michelle modern bedroom with a lovely purple colour scheme has one of my night / sunset silhouette style landscape paintings over the bed.

Dawn not only has one of my own favourite pictures, a Teal Poppy painting, but also a seascape in our sitting room together with also a couple of my ink sketches (bottom left) in her wonderful dolls houses.

Michelle also commissioned me to paint the piece of art, “tree of life” in silver on black, for the backdrop of her very stylish modern lounge in her Malibu Beach house.

Dolls house rooms

Please leave a comment if you like this post …….

Copyright. All these pictures are copyright to the owner of photograph and I have their permission to show them here. They may not be copied or saved in anyway or format. And they remain the property of the photographer at all times.

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Art In Wax At Home :: Posted by: Hazel on July 9th, 2016

Art In Wax in Situ

Art In Wax At Home

Firstly I would like to say a special thank you to everyone who has very kindly sent me photos of their art in their new homes …..

I do love seeing where my paintings are and people have often sent me photographs of their purchases and sometimes their gifts, I am told that lots of piece of my art are given as gifts and its lovely to see them being looked at in their new homes.

These are just a few ….
With special thanks to Margaret, Gerda and Shirley …

Art In wax pictures in their new homes

Copyright. All these pictures are copyright to the owner of photograph and I have their permission to show them here. They may not be copied or saved in anyway or format. And they remain the property of the photographer at all times.

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