Art In Wax : Encaustic Art By Hazel Rayfield
Encaustic Art Gallery :: Posted by: Hazel on September 25th, 2011
Encaustic Art Gallery and Shop Website Launch
Website Officially Finished
Adrian and I have been working on the Art In Wax website this week, and it is finally finished – for now!
The website is designed as a place for me to show and display my artwork in an online gallery, to find out more about me please visit the about Hazel page.
The art gallery shop has an array of new paintings, photographed by Adrian and now online. I have added a page about encaustic art, which I will expand on over time, there are also some useful links in the page including one to encaustic.com where I get most of my supplies from and a website with lots of information on painting with encaustic wax.
The encaustic art gallery will expand as I create more paintings, I am working on some larger A3 pictures, one of which was finished this morning and is ready to be mounted. I also intend to add an exhibitions page soon, this will be a place that will change periodically and where I will feature paintings on a theme.
So this may be the launch of the artinwax.co.uk website but it is by far not the finish!
Art In Wax :: Posted by: Hazel on September 21st, 2011
New Website and now my stationary
Leaflet and Business Cards
I was recently asked if I had any literature about Art In Wax, to which I naturally replied yes its all online on our website. As a web designer for business, Adrian (my husband) and I built this website as a natural progression to display my artwork, however this made me realise that I needed some hard copy literature too.
So I set to work this week and have designed a business card and leaflet for Art In Wax, the artwork was send to the printers on Monday and I have just had an email from UPS to say they will be delivered today. Exciting stuff!
Encaustic ACEO :: Posted by: Hazel on September 14th, 2011
Having recently started to show my encaustic artwork online, I was very encouraged when I was asked on a forum if I had created any ACEO’s. Not knowing what an ACEO was, naturally my first port of call was Google, where I found ACEO stands for Art Card Editions and Originals. I had heard of ATC (Artist Trading Cards) and found that ACEO’s are on off-shoot from these, both of which have a long standing history.
An ACEO is like a miniature work of art, and can take a wide variety of styles, materials and subjects. The criteria is that they are 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size.
ACEO’s are very collectible and a popular pastime as they are an affordable way to collect art without needing a vast area to store of display them.
My ACEO Paintings
Following my research I decided to try some miniature paintings. Up until then most of my pictures where 6 x 4 or 10 x 8 inches in size although I have done a few larger pieces. So I started by cutting some encaustic card to the correct size and started to paint. The paintings are great fun to create and I found I really enjoyed painting at this size and to my absolute amazement I sold six original ACEO encaustic paintings in the first two weeks of posting them online.
I’m currently working on more paintings some as large as A3 as a total contrast, and others in miniature as Art Card Editions and Originals. I find my passion for painting with the wax works equally as well whether a picture is large or small.
I will be adding some of the new artwork onto this website soon, ready for the official artinwax.co.uk website launch at the end of September 2011……… So watch this space.
Something Fishy :: Posted by: Hazel on September 8th, 2011
This is new painting from this week that I thought I would post here in the new blog just to test out the uploads etc.
Hope you enjoy the picture
Encaustic Art Blog :: Posted by: Hazel on September 1st, 2011
Welcome to the New Art In Wax Blog
We are in the process of setting up the Art In Wax website, which is due for launch later in September and this blog will be a big part of that.
The website will have a gallery of my Encaustic paintings, plus information on how I got started with Art and Encaustic’s together with details of where to find my work online.
The website will grow over time, but is primary a place to show my gallery of increasing numbers of paintings! There will be an online shop, an exhibitions page and in time some video demonstrations of me painting.
I hope you enjoy the gallery, if you would like to comment on the paintings please do so.