Art In Wax : Encaustic Art By Hazel Rayfield
Original Art Gifts :: Posted by: Hazel on November 30th, 2011
Original Art : Flowers in wax as gifts
Encaustic Art – Mini Series
I am loving painting these small series of paintings I am doing at the moment, having just finish a set of three herb paintings for our kitchen, I was asked if I would paint some 6 x 4 paintings to be given as Christmas gifts. I have now finished the set of six paintings. Each painting is unique, three are flowers in pots / vases and three are florals : Yellow Roses, Freesia and a colourful Daisy.
Something a bit different
I am showing three of the paintings below these are a mix of flowers. They are to be given as Christmas presents by someone who wants to give “something a bit different this year”, she is giving each of them with a mini display easel, thus making them a bit more quirky than if they were just framed.
Displaying Art In Wax
Encaustic paintings, i.e paintings created in wax, can be displayed without framing I personally love seeing these smaller pictures displayed this way as the sheen and texture really shows. Art In Wax can also be framed and looks good in a mount and frame, it is best to keep the wax from touching the surface of the glass as this could effect the painting.
Art In Wax Online Shop :: Posted by: Hazel on November 30th, 2011
Last ordering : Christmas 2011
Just updated the Art In Wax Shop …… last ordering dates for Christmas 2011-11-30 view details here : www.artinwax.co.uk/shop.php
If you would like a painting commissioned then please contact me for details.
Kitchen Paintings :: Posted by: Hazel on November 14th, 2011
A weekend of painting Art for our Kitchen
Herbs In Wax
This weekend I set myself the challenge of creating three new paintings for our home. Over the past week we have re-decorated our kitchen and it looks great in its new crisp green colour.
Art In Wax : Home Decor
With the decorating now done, we started to think about the decor and purchased three matching wood box frames together with some 10 x 12 cream mounts to compliment the frames and to co-ordinate with the walls.
The wall that the paintings are for is in the dinning area at the far end of the kitchen, and are in a good place to view and yet away from the cooking etc, it is also well lit as it is adjacent to the patio doors.
A Trio of Art In Wax
I tried out a few of my existing paintings but the kitchen needed something new, hence I came up with the idea of herbs, which I haven’t painting before and would fit nicely into a kitchen theme.
As flowers are my passion to paint, I started my research by looking at flowering herbs and decided on a few possibilities, I then sketched these very roughly. I don’t always draw my subjects before painting but it is good as a point of reference when creating a specific topic, I occasionally paint from photographs too, although 90% of my work is from my imagination.
I think of my style of painting as impressionistic and not technical, when I sketch I use gel pens on mostly on black paper, not sure why exactly but it works for me and I like the way the gel pens flow.
I have decided to show my sketches here in this post, just as an example of the process, they are only my guide and not to be considered too closely. Many people ask me how I get the detail into my wax paintings, this sketching part of the process helps as it reminds me of my ideas. Some of my paintings take time to paint and as I am not currently a full time artist I don’t always have the time to paint my ideas when I have them so making these quick sketches helps me recall what I imagined and want to paint.
As you can see from my drawings I sketched several herbs and decided to paint, pots of Thyme, Chives and Sage, I also painted Mint but the result wasn’t to my taste!
Christmas Candle – Created in Wax :: Posted by: Hazel on November 2nd, 2011
Wax Painting to Christmas Card
Unique and Quirky : A painting of a candle in wax!
I recently painted this Christmas candle with some poinsettia flowers using encaustic coloured wax, this wax contains beeswax and when finished I polish the painting to give a beautiful sheen.
The painting is A5 in size and has a great texture as I melted the wax to form the ripples of wax running down the candle. This painting has also been featured on TV, you can read about it’s 15 minutes of fame in another blog post “as seen on TV“.
Christmas Candle – Greetings Card
Adrian (my husband) photographed my original painting and we added the “Seasons Greetings” sentiment before sending it to be professionally printed.
This is the first of my paintings to ever be printed in this way and the results look great, even if I do say so myself! the colours are true and the texture of the wax dripping on the original painting has been captured wonderfully (clever husband, knows his stuff behind the camera) and the gloss card emulates the sheen of the original picture.
More Encaustic Painting are available to view via the website gallery : www.artinwax.co.uk/gallery.php
And more photographs by Adrian on Flickr