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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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African Sunset miniature art :: Posted by: Hazel on February 5th, 2017

New Sunset Landscape Paintings

African Landscape Miniature Paintings

These paintings are 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size so ACEO collectible size miniature art. But these are going into a large miniature dolls house property with is a hotel. I have supplied them framed in handmade (by a craftsman here in the UK) 3 x 4 inch wooden painted black frames.

African sunset paintings

Original Art in Miniature

All my paintings are original and are painted in encaustic hot wax paints using specialist heat tools and mostly on Encaustic gloss card although I do also paint in other supports, Matt card, mount board and wood.

My miniatures are very popular as Dolls House paintings or ACEO collectibles but you don’t have to have a dolls house to own miniature art !! Looks great as an ornament too and make a great way to own original paintings without the need for lots of wall space

Commission piece of art.

I love to paint in miniature and as well as my paintings for sale I also do commissions.

All Original Art In Wax – if you would like a special picture just for you. In my style naturally I don’t do copies / reproductions so please contact me for more information.

I am happy to ship worldwide if you are happy to pay postage.
Art In Wax is now in 15 countries on 3 continents – as far as I know !!

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Teddy Bears Picnic :: Posted by: Hazel on September 27th, 2016

A Teddy Bears Picnic – Miniature Art In Wax

How a fun commission turned into an exhibition

I love to do commissions (I only do commissions in my style – no copies or reproductions) and I was delighted this month to be commissioned to paint a Teddy Bear which will be residing in a Dolls House Nursery.

The bear in question was Top Hat Teddy (see photo). The brief was to, and I quote, “Surprise Me”
The lady who commissioned me has been a collector of Art In Wax for a while now and wanted a new Teddy painting for her themed room, so I let my imagination have fun with the project and come up with this small collection of Teddy paintings …..

It was great fun to paint these cute little paintings and I kept getting more ideas, so after a couple of days in the studio I came up with this new selection which you can see here on display as a “Teddy Bear Painting Exhibition” in The Gallery which is my 1:12 Art Gallery, which I have spoken about many times on my blog ……
Teddy Bear Paintings for dolls Houses

Each piece is an original miniature piece of Art In Wax

Baby Blue : 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches approx.

Teddy Trio : On green card with a silver painted edge. 2 x 1 1/4 inches approx.

Flower Teddy : 2 x 1 1/2 inches approx.

Garden Teddy : 2 x 1 1/2 inches approx

Christmas Teddy : Painted onto 2mm blue mount card. 2 x 1 1/2 inches approx

Pink Heart Bear : With a border of broken coloured card just over 2 x 1 1/2 inches approx

Top Hat Teddy 2 x 1 1/2 inches in size.

All painted in encaustic wax paints they have a lovely texture and sheen.

These are miniature collectible pieces of art and are not suitable for children.

Paintings For Sale : If you see any painting on my blog but it is not in my shop please contact me, not all paintings are listed on miniatures website shop, it may be in my etsy store or not online at all, please contact me to enquiry …..

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Art In Wax by Southend based artist Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on July 21st, 2016

Painting onto a different type of Card

Recently I have been working painting with my encaustic wax on some patterned papers I bought from a local craft shop and they have a very different effect so I thought I would show some here today.

These design papers have an abstract print in what, I feel are rustic / distressed / shabby paper chic style. They are a 200gsm Matt paper support, unlike the encaustic card I mostly paint on which is a gloss. The gloss card allows the wax to move and flow, it allows for blending on the support. The Matt surface is porous so when the wax is on its on !! I blend colours before applying more and a little by reheating the wax once in place. It gives an interesting effect and the wax has a great contrast in texture to the paper background.

I have painted these three pictures : Red Poppies : Purple and red poppies : Flower pot in this style recently and as you can see the results are modern style pieces of wall art. Each of these paintings are 6 inches wide, and different heights I have cropped the photos for this blog post but they are for sale and I can send more information on sizes and if you would like them mounted or not. Please contact me for more details on how to buy Art in Wax.

I have also painted some miniatures in this way using tiny pieces of these patterned paper. And in the next blog post I will show photos of me painting in miniature in this way.

Encaustic art

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Art In Wax At Home :: Posted by: Hazel on July 9th, 2016

Art In Wax in Situ

Art In Wax At Home

Firstly I would like to say a special thank you to everyone who has very kindly sent me photos of their art in their new homes …..

I do love seeing where my paintings are and people have often sent me photographs of their purchases and sometimes their gifts, I am told that lots of piece of my art are given as gifts and its lovely to see them being looked at in their new homes.

These are just a few ….
With special thanks to Margaret, Gerda and Shirley …

Art In wax pictures in their new homes

Copyright. All these pictures are copyright to the owner of photograph and I have their permission to show them here. They may not be copied or saved in anyway or format. And they remain the property of the photographer at all times.

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