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Sunflowers – Painting Exhibit :: Posted by: Hazel on January 12th, 2013

Sunflower Exhibit

Encaustic Art Exhibit : Sunflower Collection

This week see a new exhibition published on the Art In Wax website. The theme of this exhibit is one of my favorite flowers – Sunflowers.

Sunflower Exhibition

I recently bought a bouquet of sunflowers and had taken photographs to paint from, I don’t tend to look at the photographs while I am painting. I make sketches from the pictures and then using these sketches to look at as a guide to placing the blooms and depth of the picture I paint the flowers directly with the wax onto the gloss card.
sunflower painting and drawing
This process of working gives an impressionistic feel to the paintings as much of the painting come from my imagination as I work with the hot wax. I am showing some of the photographs in the exhibit, these demonstrate the collection is based more on the similarities in the photographs rather than actual copies.

The exhibits page has six of the sunflower paintings I have created for this online exhibition : Sunflowers Art In Wax

Famous Sunflowers

Throughout time sunflowers have been a popular subject for painters and artists.

One of the most famous being that of Vincent van Gogh and his vase of sunflowers. Bouquet of Sunflowers by Claude Monet in 1881 an oil on canvas paintings is one of my own personal favorites and “Three Sunflowers And A Bottle of Water” 1996 by David Hockney has such a different and yet vibrancy I just had to mention it too.

Fun to paint

This series of paintings was great fun to paint and has taken several weeks to complete, I used various tools in the process. All pictures are approximately A4 (29 x 21 cm) in size and create on encaustic gloss card using encaustic coloured wax.

Video diary

Whilst painting this collection I have made a short video diary showing some of the techniques use in the process ……..

You can watch this and a demonstration of me painting a smaller hot wax encaustic sunflower via the Art In Wax Youtube Channel or below in this blog post.

Please leave me a comment if you liked the exhibit and /or the video diary.

Paintings from this series maybe for sale, please contact me Hazel Rayfield direct for details.

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6 Responses to “Sunflowers – Painting Exhibit”

  1. Stephie at FlowaPowa Art Says:

    Beautiful work Hazel, so vibrant and sunny. I love the range of perspectives you have captured too. Very well done!

    Date posted : January 12th, 2013 at 11:44 am
  2. branka Says:

    fantastic …

    Date posted : January 15th, 2013 at 8:36 pm
  3. Irene Says:

    Beautiful paintings ! Thanks for sharing.

    Date posted : January 18th, 2013 at 12:20 am
  4. Bonnie Says:

    Beautiful, Hazel! Thanks for posting this and sharing it on the encaustic site. It will help me show people what I am talking about when I tell them about encaustic!

    Date posted : January 18th, 2013 at 2:43 am
  5. Margaret Says:

    Your sunflowers are breathtakingly beautiful, I love the bright cheerfulness of them all, it’s like a page full of sunshine!

    Date posted : May 28th, 2013 at 5:37 pm
  6. Hazel Says:

    Thank you Margaret
    And what a great way to think of them :) you are right they are like sunshine – and they make me smile every time I look at them.

    Date posted : May 28th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

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