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My Miniature Art on display in Connecticut :: Posted by: Hazel on October 19th, 2020

Welcome to Connecticut Bauernhof Manor House

Miniature Art in its new home in Connecticut
Today I’m very honoured to be able to share with you one of my new collectors dollhouse. Miranda started collecting my art earlier this year after seeing my posts on Instagram.

The name of her house is “Connecticut Bauernhof Manor House” and is shown here in the photographs with my art in its new home. The photographs are taken by the collector and copyright is respected.

Miranda tells me she bought this her, first dollhouse last October, it has 7 rooms, and she is already planning the next larger house …..The houses came from her local dollhouse shop: Whimsies Dollhouse Shop in Greenwich, Connecticut

The residents (dolls) of this amazing miniature property are ;
Arthur (Art) and Ava both age 41, Elsa age 6 and Ella just 18 months old
Gerda is the maid, and Elisa (Ava’s younger sister, she’s 37 years old)
Ava’s and Elisa’s parents Einar and Elise also reside in this wonderful house.

The back story is that they are from Austria and their last name is Bauernhof, all Except Gerda who is from Denmark. And they have a dog named is Laddie.

Miniature Art in Situ

Arts Study has my boat painting over the stairs and an Autumnal landscape painting above his desk.


In Elisa’s beautiful bedroom hangs “The Lady in The Garden” painting, a real statement piece at 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches.

The Cottage at “Cherry Tree Lane” has roses around the door and wisteria growing up the front apex, this Dollhouse size miniature painting is just 2 x 2 1/4 inches And fits perfectly into the decor of this dressing room, as does The Street Shopping scene.

The Ballerina takes her curtain call ….. this pretty painting is just great in this setting, how lovely is the furniture in this room, I just love the toys and the tutu is so cute, which was made by Miranda who also makes wonderful miniature wedding dresses.

Thank you Miranda for sharing your dollhouse with us, I’m very honoured to have my paintings in such a lovely setting.

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Miniature Art In Wax in Dolls Houses Worldwide :: Posted by: Hazel on January 29th, 2020

A wonderful Collection of Miniature Dolls Houses

A fellow miniaturist Linda whom I follow on Instagram recently showed her collectible dolls houses in her feed and some were showing my art inside and she has allowed me to share these, and other new photos she has sent me, with you on my blog.

Art in dollhouse

Linda tells me

“I have several houses, a large Victorian, a modern colonial and an English stone cottage that is my witches house.”

“Your art is so beautiful in person”

Linda has several of my paintings in her houses and has also used them as part of her seasonal displays.  It is so lovely to see my paintings in their new homes, it really brings them to life.

When Linda says “they are so beautiful in person”, I’m really pleased, this is the comment and feedback I get more than any others, the depth of colour, texture and sheen of working in the Encaustic medium  is not shown to its fullest in photographs and selling my art online is a challenge at times as the image is all there is to go on for a collector.

I think you will agree these miniature properties look amazing, the patience and detail …… just WOW.

Miniature 1:12 witches dollhouse

The basket flower in this beautiful room in her house, the northern lights in her modern colonial house and a “Tree of Life” style picture which is one of my favourites and looks amazing  in the stone cottage.

This Tree of Life piece has layers of encaustic wax paint on a black encaustic card that I have scratched and painted with hints of gold wax for the leaves. The painting has been backed onto card, the edge has been painted to give the effect of a framed border and to give an idea of the ratio thus piece is 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches in size.

Modern dollhouse with art in wax on display

Room Boxes Seasonal Displays

I just love how miniatures can we displayed, I often say “miniatures are not just for Dolls houses”.

These Instagram posts of amazing seasonal displays, which are room boxes “Cleaning up ready for Halloween” and Christmas Holiday which she has used my paintings in too are just delightful and so detailed, the more you look the more you see.

Mellow.miniaturist room boxes

Thank you so much for sharing your miniature houses with us Linda

You can see more of Linda’s wonderful creations via Instagram @mellow.miniaturist

Hazel

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Diorama Miniature Display Art By Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on January 23rd, 2020

Collecting Miniature Art

“Everywhere I look I see Hazel’s paintings”

Miniature rose

This is the lovely message I received from Susan today, and wow all “I can see is an amazing collection of miniatures” so much to see and enjoy.

Susan has a lovely collection of my paintings on display in her miniature dioramas and scenes, she doesn’t have a dollhouse but these wonderful creations are set on display shelves and units.

Susan who lives in the state of Washington USA has been collecting my paintings since 2017 and has also commissions me several times too for her own collection and for her to give as gifts.

The Artist Studio

Susan’s miniature artist studio set has lots of my paintings and I’m very honoured to see these paintings in situ, it’s great to see my work in their new homes.
Dollhouse artist studio

Special Commission

It was in January 2018 so two years ago, Susan asked me to paint a very special commission…… and you can see the Yosemite Park and Sunset Yosemite Park on easels above, I have written more on this commission as I blogged about this at the time : www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/miniature-dollhouse-art-yosemite-national-park/

An Incredible Collection

From the wonderful kitchen to fun Christmas scene which has some amazing miniature pieces and a wonderful decorated Christmas tree as you can see.

I really like her drawing board and vintage camera set ….. all done with such a clever eye for detail….. there are also wonderful displays of dresses, hats and mannequins, as if a department store was there in miniature  and there is even a fabulous medical surgery.

I just love seeing my paintings on the walls etc, it brings them to life, the window painting on the wall in the bedroom, vintage cupcake plaque in the kitchen, the tree of life and of course the Christmas trees. Plus so much more, the wedding dress painting, the winter landscapes and hummingbird too.

Miniature Art on display

 

I would like to thank Susan for taking the time to help me with this feature and taking the photos. It is very much appreciated.

I hope you enjoy seeing this feature please leave a comment below.

……. and if you own some of my art and would like to be featured just get in touch.

Hazel

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New Dollhouse Miniature Paintings and Commissioned Art :: Posted by: Hazel on October 9th, 2019

New Dollhouse and Miniature Painting Commissioned Art

I have been very busy with new paintings and lots of exciting and challenging commissions.  I haven’t had as much time as usual to do many blog posts so I’m doing one today to catch up and to show just some of what’s been going on ……

 

Stag and Doe miniature paintings

Stag and Doe

There is a little story behind these two miniature paintings which I was commissioned to paint a few weeks ago.

These “Moonlight Landscapes” are dollhouse size, as you can see, on display above  in my 1 12th size Art Gallery, but they are not going into a dolls house, the owners don’t even have a miniature property!

Framed size 2 x 21/2 inches the tiny pieces of art are going to be displayed in a cabinet. There is more to this story which I will share next month, as I was also commissioned by this couple to paint for their wedding, in fact their wedding stationery is very unique….. and I will be blogging about that in future.

Varied and Electic

Last month saw an array of commission requested, all varied and fun challenges…..

Dollhouse paintings
The Donut Hole – The Brief

“Hi Hazel. Could you please paint me a sign for my bakery? It will need to hang on the wall. I would like it to read “The Donut Hole” Maybe paint a couple donuts on it?”

I painted two mixed media pieces so Darlene had a choice and she had the both. The text is printed on using my own design on the computer and the I painted around with my encaustic wax paint.


Amberly Willow is a bjd (Ball Jointed Doll) doll who’s owner asked me to design and paint an A Board sign for her miniature dolls shop, in the style of a specific type of dolls, doll, yes there are beautiful dolls for your doll.  The miniature doll paintings has also gone to this collector in Maryland USA.


The Parisian Boutique street scene, with hat and dress shops in the foreground and the Eiffel  Tower  in the distance was a commission that is now in America and is going to be in a “ Paris Hat and Clothing Store” the dollhouse owner is creating. This piece is framed in a handmade wooden frame made especially for me by a UK craftsman.


The Gentleman Department. These are the latest paintings for a collector of my work, Tricia is building a haberdashery store with both ladies and gentlemen departments, these are the latest additions, Men’s accessories and ties and hanker chiefs.  Tricia properties have featured in my blog before and the haberdashery store will be, in the future. I’m loving the challenges I’m set by Tricia.


Maybe would you like to commission a miniature painting ?

Please  contact me to discuss your request

Hazel

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