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The Music Room :: Posted by: Hazel on December 14th, 2020

The Music Room Collection

A New Theme – Music Room

A recent commission for a set of paintings for a period dollhouse music room has lead me to paint some further pictures in this style.

The five pieces at the bottom are the commission pieces, and are on their way to Maryland USA.
The other pieces, the Music Room, the Recital, Ballet Practice and the Lady at The Harp,  I showed on Instagram and they are now sold too.

I will Paint more of this style, but in the mean time if you would like to commission me to paint for your dolls house or miniature property please get in touch. Contact Hazel Rayfield 

Music  Room Miniature Art

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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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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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Dolls House Art – Miniature Art In Wax :: Posted by: Hazel on September 21st, 2014

Art Miniature scene

Miniature Art In Wax

As you may know if you are familiar with the Art In Wax blog I paint my art in many sizes including miniatures.

100 Miniature Paintings

Painting in Encaustic hot wax in miniature can be a challenge at times and recently I set myself the challenge to paint 100 pieces of miniature art ……

My miniatures range from ACEO size (ACEO stands for Art Card Editions and Originals) which are very collectible to tiny Dolls House miniature paintings.

All my paintings including the miniatures are all original pieces and each one is unique …..

Setting the stage

This weekend my husband Adrian created a drawing room set in miniature for me to use to display some of my tiny paintings, I have a 1:12 Gallery which he built last year and you can see pictures of this on several of my blog posts including the launch of The Gallery : Grand Opening The Gallery. The Gallery was also featured in Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine this year.

This miniature scene set has a paneling style wall, with white skirting boards a border and small print wallpaper complimented with a parquet floor. I have only temporarily hung some pictures but I will have fun with this scene and take more photos in time.

Buy Online

Some are online for sale and other will be coming to an event we hope to attend in october but I will post more details on that in due course, why not connect with me on Facebook for updates on where you can see Art In Wax ….

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Just a few of the 100 …..

These are just a few of the new 100 miniature paintings …..

Dolls House Art

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