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Vintage Portrait Lady Dollhouse Art :: Posted by: Hazel on February 26th, 2021

Period portrait style Lady paintings

Miniature Dollhouse Vintage Style Art

These are my latest miniature paintings.

In a period portrait style, the ladies have beautiful dresses and are posing for the portrait.

Sisters Grace and Polly and Lady Edwina, below in Antique style frames were the first I painted this week, these I feel have an Edwardian style.

I then went on to paint the more close up ladies in their gorgeous hats.

Commission : Of a begone time

I showed these online and they are now sold. Following this I was contacted by a miniature collector who asked me to paint some more lady pictures in a style of the era of “Lady Antoinette”.

My paintings are in my style so although they have a feel of the period please allow for  my own artistic licence. Also I’m a fan of the TV series Outlander and they have a period in one season where they are in Paris at this same time period, so Lady Claire (below in the gold dress) was inspired by Claire in Outlander dress …..

Lady Emma  gold frame 2 1/2 x 3 inches

Lady Claire   gold frame  2 1/2 x 3 inches

Lady Florentine antique style frame 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

Duchess Anna antique style frame 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

Commission Doll House Art

I hope you enjoy seeing these miniature commission paintings, if you would like a commission painted especially for you please get in touch and we can discuss your ideas.

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Dollhouse Bride Wedding Art Exhibition :: Posted by: Hazel on February 14th, 2021

Miniature Dolls House Art Exhibition

The Wedding Exhibit – Brides

Please see the video at the end of this post to see the exhibition inside The Gallery………

My 1:12th scale Art Gallery is my folly, I love painting new collections to have on display. The new “Brides” collection went on display this weekend as Romance is in the for Valentine’s Day.

The paintings are all for sale, contact me to arrange purchase.
Or why not commission me to paint a bride miniature painting  just for you …..

For a Dollhouse Wedding Boutique or A Brides Portrait

These new miniature paintings would be great for a dollhouse shop, they could be the gown display pictures, or equally they could be in dollhouse as a portrait of the bride.

Nine Miniature Exhibition Paintings

The Nine pieces in this collection are all very different, in different settings and styles.

Which is your favourite?

Vintage Bride 2 x 2 1/2 inches

Framed Bride with Veil 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches

Sunset Bride 2 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches

Evening Bride 2 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches

Getting Dressed …. Brides Dressing Room 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches

The Empress 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches

Shabby Chic Bride 3 1/8th x 1 1/2 inches

Framed Celtic Bride 2 1/2 x 2 inches

Starlight Bride 2 1/12 x 1 1/2 inches.

Bride Dollhouse Paintings

Miniature Original Art By Hazel Rayfield 2021

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The Crochet Lounge Recommended :: Posted by: Hazel on January 28th, 2021

Something different ….. Crochet.

As you will know my blog is mostly about my art …..
Painting in miniature in Encaustic wax paint is my passion …..

Crochet to Relax

To relax I often crochet, I only learnt to crochet three years ago, when a wool shop opened not far away from where I live, and they advertised crochet lessons, and that’s how I got hooked. 😉

I had lessons and attended the workshops at The Crochet Lounge run by the owner, Corinne who I came to find out was not just a enthusiastic and very talented crocheter, but a crochet designer and pattern writer.

I have made several of her crochet pattern, including “Duvet Day Cardigan”, fingerless mittens, a bunny rabbit, some strawberries and a few Easter eggs too ….. and I’m now making some hearts from her latest heart Crochet pattern. The patterns are all very well written, many have step by step photos to help, they also have lots of tips too.

The Crochet Heart Pattern from The Crochet Lounge :

I’ve finished one heart, in an Aran weight yarn from Cygnet and I’m just starting one in this beautiful yarn shade called “The Waltza” I love that name, it’s from the Helter Skelter Range which is a chunky weight yarn, so I’m using a 5 Hook this time. The pattern gives details of which hook to use depending on your yarn choice. A very helpful addition I have to say.

Crochet hooks and yarn


I get my wool and Yarn from the Crochet Lounge in Southend, good thing I have a wool stash as they are currently unable to open due to our local lockdown restrictions.

The Crochet Lounge website, has many patterns to download and crochet kits, all of which are created and put together by Corinne herself.

I can highly recommend these to any Crochet addict …… like me.

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Miniature Artist Painting a Dollhouse :: Posted by: Hazel on January 25th, 2021

How I painted a dollhouse !!

Painting a dollhouse

This is how I painted a dolls house picture…..

In fact I painted three dolls house paintings in Encaustic wax paint……

I was recently commissioned to paint a dollhouse for a lovely miniature art collector of mine in the Middle East. Ghaneya has challenged me on several occasions to paint for her, I love a challenge and painting for Ghaneya is always pleasure.

Such a fun project …..

This time the commission brief was to paint a two dollhouse paintings to go in her dollhouse, one pink and blue, one pink and white, other than that the style and design was left to me and artistic imagination.

I have seen photos of her own amazing dollhouse, it is beautiful and I decided to base the style of the pink and blue house on her own dollhouse. This was a lot of fun, with my enthusiasm and a slight cross communication and I painted a larger piece and a smaller piece ……

She wasn’t aware that I was styling the painting on her own dollhouse and when I sent her the photos….. her message was delightful.

“it is big 🤣🤣🤣🤣
I wanted it to fit in my dollhouse but I love what you did”

We had a laugh about it ……

Ghaneya sent me a photograph this morning as the paintings all arrived today, hence why I am now writing this post.

She now has all three paintings the large painting (9 x 7 inches) and the miniature blue and pink dollhouse in a gold frame both versions of her house and another piece with a dollhouse and toys which I called “playroom” in a heavy gold frame 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches.

So this is how I painted a dollhouse ……

As you will probably be aware of, I paint in Encaustic wax paint using specialist heat tools, I took a few photos in and between painting so you can see how this piece came together.

Paintings of dollhouse and toys
Thank you

Thank you Ghaneya for challenging me to paint for you, it was great fun. And thank you for allowing me to show your photograph of your wonderful dollhouse above.

If you would like to commission me to paint a dollhouse for your dollhouse please contact me. 

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