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Etsy the place to buy miniature dollhouse art :: Posted by: Hazel on November 13th, 2019

A New Banner and New Paintings

Original Art for Dollhouse and Miniature Art Collectors

I decided it was time to revisit my Etsy banner, after all this is the shop sign to my online store. I like to keep the overall look in keeping with my branding naturally but the new blue background and update on the paintings brings a feel of the winter season.
Hazel Rayfield on Etsy

Lots of New Paintings

It has been a great last quarter for my Art In Wax miniatures and many commissions too, my billboard mixed media pieces are proving especially popular for miniature ice cream parlour, some local but many going to the US.

This week I have been  painting winter landscapes, it’s turned colder here this week, so maybe I’ve been subliminally inspired !

Etsy and Art In Wax

Etsy plays a very important role in my business with many international orders coming via this market place.

Visit my Etsy Store @ Art In Wax on Etsy

Not all pictures make it onto Etsy ! I often show my paintings and some times work in progress pictures on Facebook and then they don’t always make it to Etsy, as the paintings are sold direct via Facebook and social media.

ACEO and original miniature art

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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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Ballet Miniature Dolls House Paintings :: Posted by: Hazel on September 7th, 2019

The Ballet

New collection of miniature art

Dollhouse ballerina paintings

Last week I painted 5 ballerina style paintings and put them on display in my miniature art gallery and one of my collectors asked if she could buy them, so they are off to Wales.

These were ….

Nutcracker ….. a Christmas tree in the background a tiny painting just 1 1/4 inches wide.

Swan Lake …… the blue one with a forest backdrop and a lake floor 2 x 1 1/2 inches

Cinderella …. her carriage just peeking into view  2 x 2 inches.

Plus “Ballet Practice” And Prima Ballerina with the curtailed call.

Great Fun to paint

They are great fun to paint and so I thought maybe do some other different ones, and they are proving very popular ….. some of these are still for sale in my etsy shop.
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ArtInWax

Fairy Ballerina …… from sleeping beauty maybe?
Swan Lake Balletahain this time with a green forest backdrop
Cinderella Ballerina a tiny piece with a carriage of course
Christmas Ballet ….. perhaps the nutcracker
Red Ballerina ….. taking a curtain call from the Firebird Ballet maybe ?

Commission a miniature dollhouse painting

I have also been asked to paint a couple paintings as a commission in this style, so the fun continues

Any requests ? Please contact me if  you like me to paint a miniature ballerina for you ?

 

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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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