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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Pink Azalea – Painting in Wax :: Posted by: Hazel on October 12th, 2012
Pink Azalea – Painting in Wax
I was recently given an Azalea pot plant which has been sitting on our kitchen window sill for a couple of weeks now and has just started to open and bloom into an amazing plant, the pink and white flowers are light and the dark green leaves giving a wonderful contrast.
I find all types of flowers and plants inspiring so simply had to paint this beautiful plant. This is an A4 size picture on encaustic gloss card using a simply palette of coloured wax. Pink Azalea …. all my art is impressionistic and this is no exception, this painting has a great shine and as the light catches it the flowers really come to life. The painting looks more delicate in real life, the photograph makes it look heavier than it is, but I enjoyed painting this subject so thought I would show it here in the blog today ……
Roses are next on my todo list as I have a vase of orange blooms just waiting for me the paint.
Art In Wax : Encaustic Artist Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on September 1st, 2012
Art In Wax – 1st Anniversary
Time flies when you’re having fun!
I can’t believe its September and the first anniversary of Art In Wax online. The first blog post was on the 1st September 2011, I bought the artinwax.co.uk domain name at the end of August and started creating the website and blog, the blog was launched on the 1st and the website and encaustic art gallery a couple of weeks later.
Lots has happened in a year
I have been looking back at the Art In Wax blog which is a great record of the past year online, with lots of new paintings on display and details of all that has gone on.
By revising my own blog it has reminded me just how well received my artwork has been, both in the way of sales of my pieces but also in the offers and invitations I have received to show and publish my work.
The blog includes news and events, plus demonstrations and articles such as how I love working with my stylus heat tools, how “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” regarding art displays and “What a difference a frame makes” looking at mounting and framing my Encaustic paintings.
Some of the highlights ……..
September saw the launch of the Art In wax Blog and website.
Followed in October by some of my pieces being shown on the create and craft TV channel as examples of my work in Michael Bossoms encaustic art show. As seen on screen!
October also saw my own first “How to paint” project published : Daisy Painting In Encaustic Wax
January 2012 and Art In Wax website was featured in a magazine and Adrian and I produced two videos of me painting which we launched on You Tube : Encaustic Roses, to my amazement they have now had over 4000 views.
February and one of my paintings went to Norway for a twitter inspired Charity Exhibition.
Art In Wax hit the high Street in April when some of my paintings became available to buy in Colchester Essex @ “Handmade High Street” : Art In Wax In Store
In May I was featured as Artist of the month on a National craft magazine website.
May / June saw Art In Wax have a double page spread in Popular Crafts Magazine.
August I published the project on the blog from the magazine giving step by step demonstration of how I paint in hot wax.
These are just a few example of the events that have happened over the past year, with over 40 posts and many more planned, including more projects and videos.
To find out more about me please visit my Artist Profile Page
And to view more paintings please see my online Art Gallery.
Lady Mary : Encaustic Art :: Posted by: Hazel on July 16th, 2012
Lady Mary Original Painting
This weekend the popular crafts magazine popped through my letter box (as a contributor I get a sneak preview – it’s out in news stands and shops from the 13th July) and there was my painting, entitled Lady Mary in the give away section, so if you would like a chance to win this painting why not pick up a copy of the magazine.
Also my Blue Bells Landscape painting is featured as a Most Wanted Gift idea in the same issue : August / September 2012 on sale in the Art In Wax shop at £20 including UK Postage
This unique piece of art has been created using encaustic wax and heat tools. This beautiful painting of “Lady Mary” in a soft pink dress, is approx. 6 x 8 in size and is supplied mounted in a 10 x 12 cream mount with backing board and would retail at £30.
Art In Wax Popular Craft Feature :: Posted by: Hazel on May 16th, 2012
Popular Craft Magazine Features Art In Wax
The Diamond Jubilee Special Edition : Popular Craft Magazine
The celebration edition of the UK Popular Crafts Magazine arrived today! and Art In Wax is featured with a double page Painting a rose in hot wax project, a Give Away and a “Most Wanted” feature too!
Double Page Spread – Project : Painting an Encaustic Rose for a card
The photographs my husband Adrian took of me painting this encaustic Rose project for the Queen’s Jubilee edition of the magazine bring the project to life and the step by step demonstration shows just how I painted this small piece of art using hot wax and heat tools that was then created into an “English Rose” of a greetings card.
It was wonderful to be asked my magazine editor Katharine Jewitt to be part of the special edition and Adrian and I have enjoyed creating this project. Roses are one of my favourite flowers to paint and feature in many of my floral paintings and of course my youtube painting in hot wax video demonstrations.
Give Away : Roses
There is also a chance to win an Art In Wax original painting, a vase of Roses : please see page 39 of the magazine for details.
Lady Alexandra : dressed for a Royal Garden Party
One of my Lady paintings “Lady Alexandra” also featured in the magazine under the “Most Wanted” along with some other wonderful art and craft creations celebrated in this Jubilee edition, one of which is a jewel box by Miss Bohiemia whom I have the pleasure of owning one of her mirrors “Queen Bee” which I couldn’t resist as bees play a great part in my passion for painting in wax!