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Miniature Artist Hazel Rayfield Sunset Dolls House Painting :: Posted by: Hazel on March 23rd, 2017

The stages of a tiny Triptych by Miniature Artist Hazel Rayfield

Dolls House Triptych painting

African Landscape Sunset Dolls House Painting

I thought it might be of interest to show the stages of my latest Triptych miniature painting.

I paint using heat tools and specialist encaustic wax paints.

I started with cutting the specialist encaustic gloss painting card into the size I wanted in this case each piece is 2 1/4 x 1 inch.

Using a mix of red, orange and yellow wax paints I paint the sunset sky using a combination of my iron shaped stylus tool and hot air.

Then the landscape and trees start to form, the lake has a reflection of the sun setting sky and as the landscape evolved the path the ladies carring their goods, perhaps clothes and a urn for water the foreground takes shape.
Step by step painting dolls house art
Once completed I have given the painting a light polish with a cloth. I don’t use polish, varnish or sealer, just a light buff up with a soft cloth. This brings out the sheen of the wax.
I hope you like this little painting it is a dolls house size miniature.

My Miniature paintings are collectible miniature art –
Not a toy and not suitable for children.

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Painting Dolls House Art By Miniature Artist Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on January 21st, 2015

Painting Dolls House Art

Painting Tiny in Encaustic Wax

I thought it might be fun to show some pictures of me painting my miniature Dolls House art pictures, this is blog post shows a little demonstration of me painting a landscape and a Lady in miniature.

Being a miniature artist is great fun, painting miniature Dolls House Art in hot wax can be a challenge.

Landscape Miniature Painting

This painting of a countryside view is a landscape picture measuring 24 x 38 mm so 1 1/2 inches by under an inch in size. After creating the sky and background landscape I added some darker wax in the foreground, melting the wax on an up turned Encaustic iron which I use as mini hotplate. I then use a variety of heated stylus tools to paint with, heating the wax and applying and painting as I go.

Dolls House Miniature Painting Demonstration

A Sassy Lady : Lady Juliette

Meet Lady Juliette in her pretty purple hat with flowers on and her long flowing auburn locks of hair ….

She could fit nicely into a period property (dollhouse) or a modern setting depending on the setting, the overall painting measures 1 1/2 x 2 inches approx so plenty of room to cut it down to fit a frame maybe.

Lady Juliette Miniature art demonatration

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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.

Demonstration

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 :

If you have enjoyed seeing this demonstration please leave me a comment or perhaps share a link to this page on twitter or facebook.

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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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Painting a candle in hot wax :: Posted by: Hazel on October 9th, 2012

New Video Demonstration : Painting a candle in hot wax

We have just uploaded a new demonstration video to the Art In Wax You Tube Channel. The channel has been open since January this year when Adrian and I produced our first short film of me painting a Rose in hot wax and has had lots of views and interest. The channel now has five films of me painting in Encaustic wax.

Latest Encaustic Art Video

The latest film demonstration is a candle painting. With the festive season approaching I thought it would be fun to create a short film of this subject as it would make a fun little Christmas card.

The painting is an A6 size, on gloss card using red and gold wax to create the candle giving it a shine, then purple and yellow wax for the base and the candle wick and flame, together with some gold wax for highlight on the dripping wax that runs down the candle giving it a realistic look of flowing wax.

Expanding The Channel

We have great fun creating these short movies, the outtakes (now in the recycle bin!) while making this one in particular film were very funny as once I got the giggles it was hard to concentrate on the wax ….. so we had to have a few takes with this one!
Encaustic Candle
More You Tube demonstrations are planned soon, showing some more techniques and how I like to paint in Encaustic.

More hot wax candles!

The painting shown here with the pine cones is another picture created while filming, this was one from the outtakes ……..

Christmas Card – last year we used one of my artworks to create our Christmas card, view that picture on the Christmas Candle blog post from last year.

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Why not subscribe to the Art In Wax Channel to be first to see the latest uploads.

If you enjoyed this demonstration and would like to leave me a comment or have a suggestion of another subject you would like me to show that would be great.

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