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Miniature Ballerinas Original Dolls House Art :: Posted by: Hazel on March 14th, 2017

The Ballerinas …..

miniature Ballerinas Art

The Latest Miniature Dolls House Art By Miniaturist Hazel Rayfield

These are my latest miniature paintings, I painted six tiny ballerina pictures each just 1 1/4 x 2 inches.

Sold and going to New York State America

And within minuets of showing these pretty little dancers on facebook today they were bought by a dolls house collector in New York and these little painting will be flying off to their new home today ….

Painted in my Encaustic hot wax paints on semi sheen painting card. The backgrounds I painted using a mix of silver and coloured wax paints to give a lovely soft back drop to the dancers and it also adds a has a lovely sheen to the pieces.

Dolls House Art Miniature Ballerinas

Art In Wax miniatures are collectible dollhouse art – Not a toy and not suitable for children

Commissions of Art In Wax

It is easy to commission a piece of Art In Wax – I only paint in my style as all my work is original so mo copies or reproductions, but if you see a piece of my work that is sold and you would like something similar ……..

Simply contact me via my online form, with brief details of your proposed commission, subject, paintings size etc and we can communicate via email to discuss creating a unique piece of art for you.

It is as easy as that!

Commissions can be a single piece or a set of two or more paintings. Price is dependant on your requirements and will be quoted together with payment terms before the commission is started.

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New 2017 Online Exhibition – Dolls House Art :: Posted by: Hazel on January 26th, 2017

New Art In Wax Painting Exhibition Online today !

poster dolls house art exhibition

As a follower of my blog you may know that from time to time I paint a series of pictures within a theme that I feature on my Art In Wax website online exhibition page.

……. and this time its a Dolls House size miniature collection of Spring flowers

This will be the first time I have done an exhibition page feature on my miniature dollhouse paintings, and not before time hey !! My miniature paintings have had an amazing response of the past few years and I sale more of these than any other size now and I have to admit they are my favorites and most challenging to paint …..

Miniature art is not just for Dolls Houses, they are also very popular as an art collectible.

Spring Flowers

This collection for 2017, has six tiny pictures, each piece is just 2 x 1 1/2 inches and is painted in encaustic wax paints on specialist encaustic card which is a cream coloured gloss card.

Daffodils, Tulips, Iris, Poppies, Roses all my favorite flowers …..

These paintings are not yet listed in my shop but are for sale contact me to buy direct from me the artist.

To view the full collection of 6 paintings please …..
Visit the exhibition page : Miniature Dolls House Art Flower Collection

Which is your favourite ?

Please leave me a comment below with your favourite.

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Art In Wax Painting Highland Cows – First Commission of 2017 :: Posted by: Hazel on January 3rd, 2017

First Commission of 2017

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Highland Cow – Modern Dolls House Art

Happy New Year to all my blog followers.

I was thinking of a subject for the first blog post of the new year when I received a commission to paint a miniature highland cow for a dolls house owner in Scotland, so I thought the first commission of the year would make a great first blog post of 2017.

Commissioned Art For Modern Dolls House

The miniature collector asked if I could paint a highland Cow picture for her dolls house, as this is a her favourite animal and she has several pictures in her home and it would be fun to have a miniature painting for her miniature property.

I painted two for choice and she has order both, the landscape has the cow in a heather filled grassland, this is an impressionist piece and has been supplied in a black wooden frame size 3 x 4 inches. The other piece of art is a on encaustic cream gloss card and is a modern, more of a portrait style just 2 1/2 inches high.

The photos shown here are on display in my own miniature property : The Gallery which is my 1:12 scale art gallery.

dolls house art highland cattle

Commissioning a piece of miniature art

I love painting commissions, especially miniatures, these are only paint in my style, I do not paint reproductions. If you would like to commission a piece at a specific size and subject matter please contact me for more details.

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The Egyptian Collection Dolls House Art :: Posted by: Hazel on September 25th, 2016

The Egyptian Collection

New Dolls House Art

My latest miniature paintings have an Egyptian theme, following a recent communication from someone who is going to be building a dollshouse themed around tuts tomb, I thought it would be fun to paint some pictures in this theme, they would be great in a themed room or it had been suggested that they would work well in a period Art Deco style room or miniature property.

The four new paintings are shown here on display here in my 1:12 Art Gallery.

1:12 dolls house Egyptian theme art

They are all for sale …..

Sunset river with pyramid in the distance 2 x 1 1/2 inches

Pyramid palm trees 2 x 1 5/8 inches

Cat statue 1 1/4 x 2 inches

Egyptian woman with large urn 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches

£7 each plus postage.

I am an international artist, with pieces of my Art in 15 countries as far as I know so I’m happy to ship worldwide.

Please contact me to buy direct.

Easels and accessories not included.

These are original pieces of art for collectors and are not suitable for children.

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Step by step – painting a miniature dolls house art in wax :: Posted by: Hazel on July 21st, 2016

Step by step – painting a miniature dolls house painting using encaustic wax and heat tools.

Miniature Art In Wax

I thought it might be interesting to show how I painted this miniature dolls house piece of art.
This painting is of a miniature flower pot and shows the stages of the painting.

I am painting using a specialist heat tool called an encaustic stylus. Which I use to melt the encaustic wax and paint and blend with. The papers I am using as a support for this and the other miniatures shown in this post have an abstract design with a distressed styles, it is a Matt paper / card stock from a local craft supplier, the encaustic card I normally paint on is a gloss surface which allows the wax to move more freely. This Matt surface is a porous surface and when the wax is painted on it stays on, it can tricky working so small on this type of support as there is little room for error !!

Miniature Art In Wax- Painting a flower pot

  • Using one of my smaller nibs on the heated painting stylus, I start by cutting my card or paper support to size, in this case 2 x 1.5 inches
  • I used a mixture of brown, bronze and gold to paint the flower pot.
  • Adding some grass to the bottom of the pot.
  • Next using a mixture of purple and silver wax I paint the tiny lavender.
  • Red poppies are added and then a variety of colours used to create an abundance of tiny bedding plants which I like to think of as in the style of busy lizzy flowers
  • Once finished the wax has a light polish with a soft cloth and I have backed this painting onto card stock to give a little more support to the painting.

dolls house art

More Miniature Art In Wax on patterned papers

The paintings have a great texture and the wax paint has a lovely sheen which off set with the patterned paper background has a very striking effect.

These miniatures would be great in a modern dolls house or contemporary miniature setting.

art in wax dolls house art

Some of these paints may still be available for sale please contact me for more information on buying Art in wax

Please note Art In Wax is for collectors and not a toy and not suitable for children.

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