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Video demonstration : painting flowers in hot wax :: Posted by: Hazel on May 17th, 2013

Painting flowers in hot wax

Video Demonstration : Encaustic Art

This latest video from Art In Wax show me painting in hot wax some summer flowers.
The flowers are based on a clematis style flower, we have many clematis coming into flower in our garden at the moment. Clematis come in many shapes and sizes and wonderful colours, we have three varieties ourselves with the small compact pink blooms coming early in May to larger white and a purple variety blooming as the summer progresses.

The flowers I have painted here are “in the style of” a clematis, with so many types to choose from this is my own interpretation, as with many of my paintings I consider the subject to be an impression of.


The film shows how the flower is painting in hot wax, and gives reference to the watercolour I painted a few days ago. I have recently rekindled my fondness for watercolors and using them in parallel with the wax is great fun.

See for yourself

The pictures below show what I’ve been working on in this subject. The watercolour I used as a reference in the video below is the pink one on the right and the center picture is done using watercolour pencils, which I find great to sketch with, the framed paintings are both Encaustic paintings and approximatley A5 in size and are for sale, contact me for details and availability.

clematis paintings, in wax and watercolour
And this is the video now live :

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Encaustic Art Hot wax Demonstration :: Posted by: Hazel on February 1st, 2013

Hot Wax Demonstration : Sunflower

Encaustic Art

Wax is a wonderful medium to work in and it is my passion as an Encaustic artist to create pictures using this versatile medium.

Following on from the launch last month of the new Art In Wax Sunflower exhibition, a collection of 6 paintings all painted in hot wax. Adrian and I created a video diary of me painting some of the pictures in this new collection of A4 sized pictures and a short demonstration of a smaller postcard size sunflower to accompany the exhibit, these are now live on the Art In Wax Youtube channel.

Hot Wax Sunflower Painting

A new more detailed demonstration

In addition we have now created a further film of me painting another postcard size Sunflower. This film is more close up and gives a more detailed view of the technique of working with the heated stylus tool.

Encaustic wax and tools used

In this demonstration I used :

  • Stylus Tool with the mirco nib.
  • Stylus Tool with a metal brush nib.
  • A limited palette of 4 coloured Encaustic wax blocks : Green, Yellow, Orange and Brown.
  • A6 Encaustic gloss card
  • The demonstration can be viewed below or via the Art In Wax Youtube channel How to paint a sunflower.

    If you would like to, please leave me a comment to let me know if you watched the film and what you thought.

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Flower Show – Encaustic Art in Wax :: Posted by: Hazel on December 15th, 2012

Flower Show

Encaustic Art Flower Show

I have today created a slide show of some of my flower paintings.

This show is based on a selection of my flower paintings, including some not previously seem online before.

More shows

I will create some more themed shows, for Landscapes and my ACEO collection

What do you think of this slide show?
Please leave me a comment below if you liked this show and if you would like to see more slide shows of Art In Wax.

Thanks for watching.

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Sailing By Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on October 22nd, 2012

Seascape with sailing boats encaustic art

Sailing : A Seascape

Painting Boats in hot wax – new video demonstration

This new seascape painting started out as a demonstration for my youtube channel, following a suggestion from a fellow encaustic painter Dallas, of Abounding Treasures in Canada who saw one of my boating seascape paintings on the Etsy website and having already watch a couple of my encaustic art video demonstrations, commented that it would be good to see how I painted a boat in hot wax.

I have been waiting for an idea to come for a new video, we have such fun making these short films but thinking of a subject is difficult so when this suggest came I thought I would run with it and this is the resulting painting.

How I paint a sail boat ……

Watch me paint on You Tube

You can watch me paint part of this picture on my youtube channel : Sailing Boats.

We could only show part of the painting in this demonstration, which is nearly 6 minutes in length and one of the longer films we have made. It took a lot longer to complete the painting than would have been practical to film. Many of my paintings take several hours to complete depending on the size and detail involved.

This demonstration is based on the sail boat part of the picture, I then added the shadows giving the reflection of the sails in the water, added a small dingy to the foreground and some grassy beach as the land. I used some bronze and gold wax in the beach which gives just a little more shimmer to the painting.

Adding detail

It is always hard to know where to stop with a painting I find, I could have carried on with this picture, adding detail to the horizon and creating more depth to the water and waves, perhaps adding some birds in the sky or a fence in the foreground, but it is also sometimes wise to stop and keep it simple …….

Painting for sale

Many of my paintings are for sale, why not contact me for details to see if this painting is still available or visit my shop : Art In Wax – buy direct from the Artist

What do you think ?

Have you watched the video? How to paint a sail boat in hot wax

What did you think? is there anything else you would like to see me paint in hot wax?

Why not leave me a comment …….

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