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Sunflowers – Painting Exhibit :: Posted by: Hazel on January 12th, 2013

Sunflower Exhibit

Encaustic Art Exhibit : Sunflower Collection

This week see a new exhibition published on the Art In Wax website. The theme of this exhibit is one of my favorite flowers – Sunflowers.

Sunflower Exhibition

I recently bought a bouquet of sunflowers and had taken photographs to paint from, I don’t tend to look at the photographs while I am painting. I make sketches from the pictures and then using these sketches to look at as a guide to placing the blooms and depth of the picture I paint the flowers directly with the wax onto the gloss card.
sunflower painting and drawing
This process of working gives an impressionistic feel to the paintings as much of the painting come from my imagination as I work with the hot wax. I am showing some of the photographs in the exhibit, these demonstrate the collection is based more on the similarities in the photographs rather than actual copies.

The exhibits page has six of the sunflower paintings I have created for this online exhibition : Sunflowers Art In Wax

Famous Sunflowers

Throughout time sunflowers have been a popular subject for painters and artists.

One of the most famous being that of Vincent van Gogh and his vase of sunflowers. Bouquet of Sunflowers by Claude Monet in 1881 an oil on canvas paintings is one of my own personal favorites and “Three Sunflowers And A Bottle of Water” 1996 by David Hockney has such a different and yet vibrancy I just had to mention it too.

Fun to paint

This series of paintings was great fun to paint and has taken several weeks to complete, I used various tools in the process. All pictures are approximately A4 (29 x 21 cm) in size and create on encaustic gloss card using encaustic coloured wax.

Video diary

Whilst painting this collection I have made a short video diary showing some of the techniques use in the process ……..

You can watch this and a demonstration of me painting a smaller hot wax encaustic sunflower via the Art In Wax Youtube Channel or below in this blog post.

Please leave me a comment if you liked the exhibit and /or the video diary.

Paintings from this series maybe for sale, please contact me Hazel Rayfield direct for details.

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New Year Art 2012 :: Posted by: Hazel on December 16th, 2011

New encaustic painting for the new year

Latest projects

Due to the amazing response I have had to my art since putting it online from the Summer this year and the success of the Art In Wax website, together with such fabulous feedback on my encaustic paintings that have been sold, I have been working on, and am still working on, a new collection of paintings to go online at the beginning of the new year.

A Sneak Preview!

I have taken a few snaps of some of the works I’m putting together for the new year, some of the pictures will go into my online shop and the outlets stores, these will be mounted and professionally photographed as will the ones I will add to the Art In Wax online gallery. But for now these are a few I have snapped to use in this blog post ……

They range from the A5 size vases of Delphiniums, Chrysanthemum and Tulips, to an A3 Beach Hut and Rose Arbour Walk …….

New Paintings for the New Year

Expanding Gallery

The Art In Wax online gallery will be expanded in the new year and be spread over more pages with sections for the categorises to make indexing and navigation easy.

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Photographic Art Lily By Adrian Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on December 15th, 2011

Photographic Art – Yellow Lily

Yellow Lily
I may be the painter (Artist) in our household, but my husband Adrian is most definitely the Photographic Artist. This weeks see one of his pictures become available to buy online from an Art store that sells prints and canvas prints.

Yellow Lily By Adrian Rayfield

Adrian’s photograph of the yellow Lily is hanging in our hallway as a canvas, the photograph was taken in the Summer (2011) in our garden, we grew a bed of lilies this year and this was a beauty in the bunch.

Easyart and Next Art2Order

The photograph was accepted on the the Easyart website this week as part of their catalogue, it is also featured in the Next Art2order gallery for purchase as a framed print or canvas print.

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Encaustic Art Gallery :: Posted by: Hazel on September 25th, 2011

Encaustic Art Gallery and Shop Website Launch

Website Officially Finished

Adrian and I have been working on the Art In Wax website this week, and it is finally finished – for now!
waterfall painting
The website is designed as a place for me to show and display my artwork in an online gallery, to find out more about me please visit the about Hazel page.

The art gallery shop has an array of new paintings, photographed by Adrian and now online. I have added a page about encaustic art, which I will expand on over time, there are also some useful links in the page including one to where I get most of my supplies from and a website with lots of information on painting with encaustic wax.

The encaustic art gallery will expand as I create more paintings, I am working on some larger A3 pictures, one of which was finished this morning and is ready to be mounted. I also intend to add an exhibitions page soon, this will be a place that will change periodically and where I will feature paintings on a theme.

So this may be the launch of the website but it is by far not the finish!

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