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Afternoon Tea Dolls House Artist :: Posted by: Hazel on April 18th, 2020

Painting Inspiration

As you will know if you follow my blog, or are one of Facebook or Instagram friends and followers, that I get my inspiration for my paintings from all sorts of places, mostly, My imagination, I see something and it gives me an idea, my husband Adrian, is also good at challenging me and over the years he has come up with great ideas. I also take on miniature commission Work, which again has lead me to paint usual subjects,  it that’s for another post

So to get to the point ……. last week on social media I put up a couple of posts opening up my Facebook and Instagram pages to suggestions for what I called “what to paint next?”

And several people posted ideas, Stephanie on Instagram suggested a Vintage Tea Cups and Saucers. Linda suggested owls and Kaz from Facebook palm tree beach. I have in fact painted all these subjects in the past, but great to be reminded and to think of a new twist for them, I do like to do things different. So I have painted all of these suggestions which can be seen in my timelines.

But for this  post here today, I am showing how I developed the idea of the vintage tea cup …….

“Afternoon Tea”

A cake stand with delicious cupcakes, china cup and saucer and a vase of Spring flowers …… How fun would a miniature painting of an afternoon tea be in a dolls house kitchen or dinning room, or miniature cafe perhaps?

This Kitchen Diner display shows the two new paintings, Adrian made me the table, from scratch using wood we had left from building The Gallery and some picture frames, I just love it, I love miniatures and especially unique things, also shown is a beautiful dresser, which was a gift from our Aunt, which is a 1:12th Jane Newman.

Kitchen with miniature afternoon tea painting

Size and Scale

The teacup piece and the shabby chic style afternoon tea painting are suitable for 1:12th scale …..
Afternoon Tea is 2 1/4 by 1 3/4 inches
The tiny cup and saucer is just 1 inch by 1 1/2 inches
They are at the time of writing listed in my Etsy store and available to buy.
I ship worldwide from Southend England.
Miniature collectible pieces of art – NOT suitable for children
My art is all original and painted using encaustic paints on card supports.
Easels and accessories NOT included

On Display In The Gallery

Just for fun, I put together a pop up exhibit with the new paintings and a couple of paintings I also had to show, the China mug and cake, “just desserts” and the ice cream sundae add to the theme.

1:12th scale afternoon tea exhibit

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How to paint a dolls house street scene :: Posted by: Hazel on April 13th, 2020

Painting A Dollhouse Miniature Street Landscape Window shopping dolls house picture

Window Shopping

Today I thought I would paint a street scene, I have painted this type of pictures in the past and I do love the challeng.

As I was painting this piece seemed to evolve and I’m calling it “Window Shopping” the lady is out walking her dog and looking at the dresses in the boutique windows.

It’s set in Spring and the blossom is in the tree and the window boxes are trailing pretty flowers.

On Display in The Gallery

The finished piece is shown here on display in my miniature 1:12th Art Gallery. It is 1 5/8th by 2 3/4 inches in size, painted on semi sheen card in encaustic wax paint.

I took some photographs as I started and then got a little carried away so the progress jumps a bit, but I hope you can see how it was painted.

Step by step painting dollhouse art

 

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Steampunk Miniature Dollhouse Art :: Posted by: Hazel on April 5th, 2020

Steampunk Miniature Art

My latest dolls house paintings have a different theme, I have painted steampunk pictures before but these have a different twist and are great fun to paint.

The initial four paintings were the Three lady paintings and a mannequin piece, which also feature in the video below, the steampunk mermaid and the larger ACEO Roses painting came later.
Dolls house steampunk miniature art

I also had a lot of fun making this set to show and display the paintings. The background I created with my own digital graphics then aged with coffee. I love steampunk style and the bracelet on the chair I’ve had many years, the other pieces are furniture I have acquired at fairs and online miniature shops.

Mixed Media Art

These are all painted onto a card I have printed with cogs etc, I have then layered clear then gold wax paint to give the effect. The the picture painted in my encaustic wax paint as usual.

Steampunk Style Miniature Paintings

This is what I’ve been up to this morning. My diorama set has four pieces of my art in this new steampunk miniature…

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Three lady paintings and a dressed mannequins painting …..

Lady with the cane – framed size 2 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches
This is a heavy metal frame the paintings is masking taped in.

Lady with the Birdcage size 2 1/8 x 1 1/4 inches
A painted black edge finishes this off nicely

Lady with the Metallic Rose size 2 1/8 x 1 1/4 inches
A silver edge painted on.

Mannequins ….. 2 x 2 1/2 inches this piece has three mannequin with the centre one dressed in a peacock style gown.

These four paintings are listed in my Etsy store at the time of writing.

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Modern Miniature Dolls House Paintings :: Posted by: Hazel on March 26th, 2020

Modern Miniature Dolls House Paintings

In these extraordinary times, staying at home, staying as safe as we can, caring for our family and being there at a distance for our friends and neighbours, we need to be mindful and for me creativity is so, so helpful.

So I’ve been in my studio this week, and this is what I’ve come up with, these are my latest miniature paintings. I love painting flowers and I’m sure I will be painting lots more over the coming weeks.

A New Collection “Flowers : Bringing The Outdoors In”

These four new flower pieces are painted in my Encaustic wax paint onto a mount card so 2mm deep, they have a modern canvas style, I’ve painted the background and the edges have some coverage by the card on the back is white. More paintings in different style will branch off from this collection I’m sure.

Modern dollhouse art

Shown below in my 1:12th scale art gallery, size above is in 1:12th Lounge setting to show how the size is relative. The two larger ones, Lavender and Daisy are 3 x 2 inches and Anemone and Blossom are 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches.

The Gallery – New Modern Flower Collection on display

Now in The Gallery ……New miniature modern style paintings…..All original art by me …..

Posted by Art In Wax on Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Stay Safe
Best Wishes

Hazel

Daisy anemone lavender blossom paintings

These paintings are for sale, please visit my Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtInWax or contact me to buy direct via PayPal
I ship worldwide from Southend England.
Miniature collectible pieces of art – NOT suitable for children
My art is all original and painted using encaustic paints on card supports.
Easels and accessories NOT included

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