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Miniature Art as a Gift :: Posted by: Hazel on November 5th, 2015

Miniature Art – Not just for Dolls Houses

I love to paint my Art In Wax in all sizes, and the challenge of painting small in hot wax is great fun.

I paint as you may know from reading my blog in hot wax, often called “Encaustic Art” I paint using a variety of heat tools, irons and heated stylus tools some of which my husband has adapted to enable me to get more smaller detail into my pictures.

I sell of lot of my miniature Art to Dolls House Collectors and to ACEO collectors too, but miniature Art is not just for Dolls Houses ……..

Many people own and collect miniature Art

Lots of people all over the world collect ACEO size Art, an ACEO is a Art Card Editions and Originals and is sized at 2.5 x 3.5 inches, if you would like to know more about this collectible Art form I blogged about it sometime ago here : ACEO and ATC : Miniature Paintings and I still paint ACEO size pictures and also smaller pieces which are suitable for Dolls Houses of various sizes.

My Art In Wax Dolls House art is now in many dollhouses and Miniatures properties, from Grand Manor Houses to Country Cottages, from Boutiques and Shops to Hotels and even a Railway Station Pub and they are sold worldwide from my studio here in Southend England, I have had an amazing response to my art over the past few years and last month (October 2015) was a record month with more paintings, large and in miniature going to new homes than any month since I started painting in hot wax over 4 years ago.

Lots of reasons to own and collect miniature Art

Miniature Art isn’t just for Dolls Houses, a piece of miniature art can be framed or displayed on a mini easel or just free standing on a shelf. It doesn’t need a lot of room or wall space so can be kept where there is limited space, it also makes a lovely gift. See my blog post about giving Art for Christmas …. Giving Art as a gift : Something Special and Unique

  • Fun to display on a mini easel or framed
  • No need for lots of room
  • Look great in there own or in a group of miniatures
  • A lovely little gift
  • Someone small, original and unique
  • Suitable for lots of occasions as a gift
Dolls House Paintings

I love all things Miniature

As well as painting in miniature I love all things miniature, I have my own miniature property, a 1:12 scale victorian shop created by my husband Adrian, the outside is a shop front but inside is a modern and contemporary art gallery Called The Gallery, which this week has a new exhibition of “Christmas trees” seasonal paintings and even has its own miniature Christmas tree. I also have a miniature dresser that has pride of place on a shelf in our lounge and there are of course many miniature paintings in other rooms, my office for example in which I am sitting to type right now !!

Buying Miniature Art

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Original ACEO and Miniature Paintings For Sale :: Posted by: Hazel on June 16th, 2013

Original ACEO and Miniature Paintings Shops

Art In Wax Website Expanding

This week sees the expansion of the Art In Wax website, I have added a new demonstration page to show a selection of the videos we have made about painting in encaustic wax and showing techniques and my style of painting.

I have also expanded the sites shopping facility adding new sections for ACEO paintings and miniature pictures ideal for Dolls’ Houses.

The ACEO Shop

Visit the new dedicated Art In Wax ACEO Originals Shop

Buy Direct from the Artist : ACEO collectible paintings can be purchased direct from Hazel Rayfield the Artist.

Currently the ACEO’s featured for sale in the new ACEO shop are both hot wax encaustic paintings plus a couple of mixed media, which are either watercolour or pencil drawings and wax combined. All ACEO are just 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size and come supplied in a cellophane sleeve.
Daisies ACEO for sale
New Paintings : One of the newest paintings is the daisy picture shown in this post.

Inspired : I did a pencil drawing ACEO inspired by looking in the garden.

From this sketch I then painted in hot wax. I like to sketch out my paintings sometimes, it is good to be able to plan the layout of the picture a little I find. Plus doing a little pencil or watercolor doodle is a good way to remind me while out and about or when I get ideas in my imagination of what I want to paint when I next get back into my studio with my waxes.

Miniature Paintings Shop

The new Miniature paintings shop page is now online and I will adding some miniature paintings very soon, following the success of a recent Dolls’ House painting commission I have decided to add a dedicated shop page for these tiny paintings.

All paintings are original, not prints. Miniature Art – Dolls’ House paintings can be purchased direct from Hazel Rayfield. Again the pictures featured will be a combination of hot wax encaustic paintings and mixed media artworks, which are either watercolour or pencil drawings and wax combined.

The shop will also includes sets of pictures. Whereby a miniature paintings and an A5 size painting of the same subject will be sold as a set.

So it could be fun to have an original painting in your home and one similar in your Dolls’ House.

Original unique paintings

All paintings are a one off therefore should a painting be ordered by two people while we are away from the computer the first order, time stamped, will receive the painting ordered, in the event this happens, we will refund the money to the other party and if possible offer an alternative painting.

Delivery : We do not dispatch pieces without cleared funds. All purchases are sent by 1st Class post. Delivery is free of charge in the UK. We are happy to ship world wide, for international orders please contact us for details, before ordering.

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Lilac Art for Your Home and For Your Dolls House :: Posted by: Hazel on June 9th, 2013

Original Art : For Your Home and For Your Dolls’ House

Painting Lilac

Following on from yesterdays blog post talking about painting tiny miniature paintings for a Dolls’ House commission, I had a very productive day in my studio painting in hot wax. Inspired by one of my own paintings from last year, an A4 sized vase of Lilac style flowers I decided to paint this subject again and in a variety of sizes.

A Painting For Your Home and For Your Dolls’ House

Wouldn’t it be fun if you had a painting on your wall in your home and a similar original in your Dolls’ house.

A Painting For Your Home and For Your Collection

Likewise people who collect ACEO and ATC “Art Cards, Editions and Originals” and “Artist Trading Cards” wouldn’t it be fun to have an original in your collection that you also had a similar original on your wall!

Art In Wax : Lilac

Painting in hot wax is a medium that is very versatile and yet takes a steady hand especially when working so small, I have already had many comments on my miniature paintings and will be experimenting further with this area as well as painting larger pieces.

Below you can see the original picture from last year plus created yesterday, an A5 version that I have mounted in a 10 x 12 inche cream mount, an ACEO 3.5 x 2.5 painting shown here on a mini easel and a tiny Doll’s House miniature, ready to frame at just 50mm x 40mm.

Original art in wax paintings A4 A5 ACEO Doll House

Art In Wax : Buy Online

Art In Wax is available to buy online Via my own shop here on Art In Wax or Etsy.

Art In Wax : Commissions

If you would like a piece of original Art In Wax, or a pair of paintings perhaps, for your home, collection and/or Dolls’ House please contact me for more details.

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ACEO and ATC : Miniature Paintings :: Posted by: Hazel on April 9th, 2013

ACEO and ATC : Miniature Paintings

When I first started to show my encaustic artwork online a few years ago, I was asked by a lady called Margaret (an ACEO Collector) on an Artists Art chat forum if I painted any ACEO’s. Not knowing what an ACEO was at the time, I did a search, as you do, and found ACEO stands for Art Card Editions and Originals.

Having heard about ATC (Artist Trading Cards) before I found that ACEO’s are on off-shoot from these. From my research I found out that as ATC are traded or exchanged, an ACEO can be found for sale. They are very collectible and a popular pastime for many and an affordable way to collect art.

Miniature works of Art : Art Card Editions and Originals

A miniature type work of art, an ATC or ACEO can come in a wide variety of styles, materials and subjects. The only criteria is that the size is 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

I have found since painting some AECO’s myself that the variety of talented people creating these wonderful works is so wide and varied I couldn’t possibly mention them all here but from watercolours and acrylics to mix media they are contemporary, modern, classic, abstract, impressionist and much much more …

I have a couple of my own displayed in our office on mini wooden easel stands, plus a couple by other artists that I have bought for my husband, I just couldn’t resist them, one is an Owl (he’s so wise sometimes) and the other a F1 car. As we love to be surrounded by art these small pieces are perfect for our busy office as they don’t take up too much space.

Encaustic ACEO

Although I am concentrating on painting some larger pieces at the moment, I still paint an Encaustic ACEO from time to time, as they are still great fun to paint and I enjoy the challenge of painting in miniature with wax.

I first thought of these miniature pictures as ways to show people what could be done in wax and maybe a taster into looking at larger works, but they are an art form all to themselves and a very popular collectable one at that! I have sold quiet a few over the past few years, to collectors in both the UK and US.

Hot wax Collection : View An ACEO Showcase

A few of my Encaustic ACEO paintings, some still mine, others sold and in private collections can be viewed online in a slideshow on the Art In Wax youtube channel which I put together at the end of last year to showcase some of these works.

Epilogue

Having written this blog post I was then inspired to paint an ACEO. I haven’t painted one in several months and it was a challenge but in the end I created a couple of these miniature art works.

Two new paintings are pictured below : The Sunflower and Landscape are new this week, the fish was painted in 2011 and the flower vase earlier last year 2012.

ACEO encaustic paintings

My ACEO’s are for sale, you can contact me direct for details of how to make a purchase via my website contact page form.

If you perhaps collect ACEO’s and/or paint and create them yourself or you just found this post interesting do please leave me a comment below, its great to get feedback.

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