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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…

Posted by Art In Wax on Wednesday, 1 April 2020

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 ….

Art In Wax Shop Miniatures : Buy miniature art online direct from Hazel Rayfield

Miniature Art In Wax on Etsy

Just a few of the 100 …..

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

Dolls House Art

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Miniature Paintings :: Posted by: Hazel on July 18th, 2013

Encaustic Painting in Miniature

If you have read my blog before you will know painting in hot wax is my passion. You may also have read I love a painting challenge!

Painting in hot wax can be a challenge in itself, getting the wax to flow as I want it to, to create the picture I want to achieve can be a challenge at time, so painting tiny as you can imagine is even more of a challenge.

I have been painting small works of art, ACEO and ATC size for a couple of years now, these pictures are sized 3.5 x 2.5 inches and have proved very popular, I have sold many, here in the UK, some are also in Europe and the US. More recently, following a commission request to create some paintings in miniature for a DollHouse (which I blogged about Original Dolls’ House Art) I have have now created an online shop to show and sell some very tiny original encaustic art pictures, sized as small as 2 x 1.5 inches.

Miniature Original Art

These are some of the most recent paintings now online, the subjects vary from Landscapes and seascapes, to a poppy meadow, a Lady in a garden, to vases of oranges roses and yellow sunflowers, from my classic pink roses to funky tropical fish.

miniature art

Some are for sale via the Art In Wax shop, others are listed in my Etsy Store

Commissions

I have also just completed another commission for a miniature collectors project, so if you would like to commission a piece at a specific size and subject matter please contact me for details.

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