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Ice cream parlour dollhouse art paintings :: Posted by: Hazel on February 3rd, 2020

The Ice Cream Parlour Collection

Following on from my January post called the Wedding Store I thought it would be fun to make a back drop for my Ice Cream Parlour themed paintings. These delicious delights, the paintings I mean ! have been extremely well received, the paintings, signs, together with the bill boards. I was amazed how last year so many of these went into miniature dollhouse properties, seems ice cream parlour in miniature are very popular.

This is a little film I did today to look at the new and recent paintings……

The Ice Cream Parlour …..Well paintings of ice cream, maybe I should call it the ice cream art gallery.

Posted by Art In Wax on Monday, 3 February 2020

Great Fun

It is great fun to paint these pretty treats, I personally love Ice cream, vanilla is my go to but on occasion I love a chocolate sundae and have been know to have the “full works” now and then !!!

The paintings shown are varied and range from mixed media pieces that I have printed part of the background, the words and border. Others are full encaustic wax.

My miniature dolls house paintings including many of these pieces are available to buy from my Etsy Store

Ice cream parlour paintings

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American Miniaturist Magazine Features Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on January 16th, 2020

The American Miniaturist

The American Miniaturist Magazine is a global magazine featuring miniaturists and Dollhouse collectors from all over the world.

In the February 2020 issue I am delighted to say my miniature art gets a three page feature.

I was contacted last year via instagram by a feature writer for the magazine and invited to be interviewed and have an article written. The editor Auralea also got in touch and the feature was planned.

It is lovely to see my art in print, this is the first feature in a US magazine, having been featured in UK publications in the past and I’m very honoured to have been included in the American Miniaturist.

The article touches on how I first started painting for dolls’ houses which is a nice story so I thought I’d expand on that a little …..

It all began in 2013, I had been painting in encaustic for about two years then and selling small and larger art, when my husband who is a decorator (a very practical and varied talented man ) was working for a client who asked him if he would be able to help her build the basement for her Georgian Dolls House.

He took on the challenge.

And whilst he was working on her dolls’ house she asked him if I would paint her some pictures for her house. She wanted her miniature house to have original art, she already owned a larger piece of my work. She bought some tiny frames and I painted varies subjects to fit them, she asked for the paintings to be colour co-ordinated to fit in with certain decor in the rooms but otherwise I was left to my own imagination.

Following her taking receipt of the paintings I blogged about it and more requests and commissions came for dollhouse paintings. I starting selling tiny miniatures in my shops and as they say the rest is history…….. As far as I am aware pieces of my Art In Wax are currently in 18 countries spanned over 4 continents.

 

 

Some of the painting featured …..

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8 years of Art In Wax with Miniaturist Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on September 3rd, 2019

Celebrating 8 years of Art In Wax

Celebrating 8 years with a little trip down memory lane …..

It’s been 8 years of Art In Wax online and blogging, so I thought it might be fun to take a look back at some of the posts. My blog has 245 posts and 375 comments so this is just a brief highlight of some of the posts, not in any specific order.

It was September 1st 2011 when the Art In Wax Blog was launched, designed and built by myself and my husband Adrian.

I am very proud to say my art has been very popular and I sell internationally, with pieces of my Art In Wax currently in 18 countries on 4 continents …… as far as I know. The first painting I sold was actually in August 2011 ….. you know who your are …. Margaret.

So on to the highlights …..

I had been painting and selling larger paintings and ACEO collectible miniature art when I was commissioned to paint for a Dolls House and as they say ….”the rest is history” and my dollhouse art is what I now concentrate on painting.

June 8th 2013 : First miniature Art In Wax specifically for a dolls house
https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/dolls-house-original-art/

As a miniaturist I needed a miniature property of my own of course !! And September 23rd 2013 I posted about Adrian finishing building The Gallery …… my 1:12th Art Gallery https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/grand-opening-the-gallery/

My art and my miniature Art Gallery have featured in magazines and blogs and even appeared on TV once …..
April 14th 2014 Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine Features Art In Wax
October 7th 2016 Dolls House Magazine November 2016
The Dolls House Magazine Features Art In Wax
October 8th 2011 Art In Wax is shown on TV https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/artinwax-ontv/

Miniature art features Hazel Rayfield

On the October 5th 2014 I blogged about my First Dolls House Fair
https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/miniature-dolls-house-art-fair/
I did a year of fairs and exhibitions which was great fun, but as I sell my art worldwide, and the changes to the way we all Shop means I now only sell online, in my Etsy store and via my website and Facebook page.

Miniature Art In Wax on display in Dolls Houses and Miniature Properties

Over the years I’ve done posts featuring dolls houses and miniature properties with my Art In Wax on display ….

 

https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/miniature-dolls-houses-displaying-art-in-wax/

 

https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/miniature-art-home-by-essex-artist-hazel-rayfield/

 

https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/dolls-house-feature-miniature-art/

 

https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/dolls-house-miniature-feature-caravan/

My miniature art in dollhouse

Videos of me painting

We have made a few video films of me painting in encaustic, some of these feature in blog posts.
https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/category/video/

And in June 25th 2014 I was Commission by a US company to create videos for Ampersand Art Supply Showing me painting onto their Encausticbord
https://www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/art-in-wax-on-ampersand-art-supplies-encausticbord-video-demonstrations/

Thank You

Thank you everyone, my collectors and friends, who has support and encouraged me today and in the past 8 years, many of you have inspired and challenged me with your commission requests. A few of my commissions are shown below.

Thank you to everyone for for reviews and comments, and for showing me your wonderful dollhouse creations with my art on display. Selling a piece of art is always exciting and never taken for granted, painting in Encaustic is my passion and never more so than now in 2019.

And to celebrate 8 years of Art In Wax I am offering a little gift,  with all purchases from my Etsy store this week [offer ends Sunday 8th September] 25% Discount when you enter the code CELEBRATING at check out in my Etsy store .

* NO Minimum Order. Offer only applies to purchases via Etsy and orders must be paid for on the day of purchase. Can only be used once and not in conjunction with any other offer  

Please leave a comment on my blog, I would love to hear from you.

Hazel

Art commissions dollhouse paintings

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Modern Miniature Poppy Art :: Posted by: Hazel on July 30th, 2019

Miniature and Dollhouse Original Modern Art

Launched Today

My new modern miniature art collection “Red Poppy”

Contact me to buy.

I do love painting poppies….. what else can I say 😊

Unique one of a kind original paintings, in wooden handmade especially for me buy a UK craftsman.

Framed sizes : largest 3 x4 inches medium 2 1/2 x 3 inches and the tiny ones which are very popular for 1 24th scale as well as 1 12th scale fools houses are 1 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches

 

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