Art In Wax : Encaustic Art By Hazel Rayfield
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.
And this is the video now live :
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Sweet Peas : original art :: Posted by: Hazel on May 10th, 2013
Sweet Peas – An English Summer Favorite
Having just sown some sweet pea seeds in the garden last week, we are looking forward to one of our favorite flowers blooming in the summer. Sweet peas are a delicate and beautiful plant with an abundance of flowers and a very sweet scent.
The sweet pea was developed by Henry Eckford via wikipedia a nurseryman of the Victorian era, which has been developed and evolved into the sweet peas, in many varieties we know today.
Inspired to paint
So I thought why not – Paint some Sweet Peas!
I did some sketching and you can see how I got on below, I did my pencil drawing and then my encaustic painting. I like to sketch sometimes before stating my hot wax pictures, I use this as a guide more than something to copy from, but they help me keep on track so to speak as I get invloved with the wax. I then decided to doodle on the drawing with some watercolour paints and this is what I ended up with ……..
Encaustic Painting : Sweet Peas
This is the encaustic, hot wax version of the painting, it is an A4 encaustic painting on gloss card, it was created using some of my favorite colours, pinks and purples …… now just got to wait for the real flowers to grow and flower in the garden.
Happy New Year :: Posted by: Hazel on January 3rd, 2013
Happy New Year
Just a quick post to say “Happy New Year” to our visitors here @ Art In Wax.
2013 a great year ahead!
I have today reopened my shops so if you are looking for an original piece of art why not take a look :
Art In Wax Shop : Buy Direct from the Artist
Art In Wax on Folksy : Folksy is a UK retail outlet for modern arts and crafts.
Art In wax on Etsy International online market place.
Lots of new things to come …….
I have now made a start on a new collection of hot wax encaustic paintings that will form a brand new exhibit for the Art In Wax gallery. I am also making a video diary as and when I can to show when the exhibition goes live …….
There will be a new video demonstration online shortly too, the planning and storyboard are now ready for a new workshop style film for my YouTube channel, we hope to start filming this next week – it will be about painting Poppies ….. one of my favorite flowers to paint.
Why not subscribe to the Art In Wax Youtube Channel to be in the first few to see the new videos ……
Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2013
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!
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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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.
Why Original Art makes great Gifts :: Posted by: Hazel on September 5th, 2012
10 Reasons Original Art Makes Great Gifts
It may not be the first thing you think of when looking for a present to give as a gift but actually giving original art as a gift can be great for many types of event and occasion. Birthday’s, Weddings, Anniversaries, Leaving work, Retiring, New home / house warming or even to say Thank you, an original piece of art can be just the thing!
Why Original Art makes great Gifts
- Art as a gift suits many occasions.
- Original Art means your gift will be unique
- Small pieces of Art are portable and can be easy to move
- Art can be displayed in many ways, framed, mounted and or free standing
- Makes a great Keep sake
- Lasts longer than flowers and chocolates – although these are great gifts too!!
- Works well for Men’s gifts, Woman gifts, young and more mature.
- Can be enjoyed by more than one person so makes great couples or family gifts
- Doesn’t have to be expensive.
- Art can be a fun gift, great for home decor …… and Encaustic Art can be a great talking point too as people are always surprised to find how wax can be used to create such works of art.
Encaustic art is created with molten coloured wax, the colours are vibrant and pictures have a wonderful sheen. The painting in my shop are all original and created in encaustic wax using heat tools such as hot irons and various stylus and are on encaustic gloss card. They are signed by me into the wax discreetly and signed and dated by me on the backing, which may be a mount or a hard backing depending on the piece. My artwork is sold online in both my own shop here on Art In Wax and also currently on a Handmade gifts outlet Folksy.
All pieces come in cellophane and have a leaflet detailing that it is original and that it is create in wax, so when given as a gift the receiptant has the information on the original art too.
Shop for Original Art
Direct from the Artist : Paintings can be purchased from the Art In Wax website using my shop page to purchase direct from me the Artist, UK postage is free when you buy from me direct.
The pictures featured are all originals – not prints, and are a one off, there is ONLY ONE OF EACH FOR SALE.
Or you can buy online via British hand-crafted gifts outlet Folksy : Hazel Rayfield Artist Shop
Folksy has a wide variety of Artists so if you are not looking for Encaustic Art but would prefer a Watercolour, Oil or Acrylic painting maybe there are many artists selling their work there too.