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Dollhouse Art Painting Halloween Bonfire Night fireworks Christmas :: Posted by: Hazel on October 17th, 2019

Glamorous Witch Halloween dollhouse painting

New Seasonal Miniature Art Painting

Bonfire Night and Fireworks

Bonfire Night and Fireworks have made for some challenging and fun paintings, I haven’t really done many before, but they have proven very popular.

With the London eye at New Year’s Eve being a special request from a lovely lady collector of my art.
Dollhouse size firework paintings

Halloween

Halloween  is always popular and the Glamorous Witch above is a new piece painted for the occasion.

Christmas

Christmas is my favourite….. I get to paint sparkles and Christmas trees, what’s not to love.
This year I also did some new Christmas themes such as my ballerina pieces and the fireplace and window paintings, plus one of my shop A Boards, which you can see more of in my blog post from last month. Miniature Dollhouse Billboard Signs

Christmas paintings for your dollhouse

Miniatures as gifts

Miniature Art also makes a lovely gift too, for both dollhouse and miniature collectors and as a very unique present of an original painting for someone who likes special one of a kind ornament or objet da.

 

Art gifts for Christmas

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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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Advertising Board and Posters Dolls House :: Posted by: Hazel on August 13th, 2019

Mixed Media Original Miniature Art Furniture

My latest commissions have been in my mixed media style of art.

I have painted pictures with the addition of printed words in the posts but these two new projects were a little bit different.

The Brief #1

Design a advertising bill board to go out side a miniature haberdashery shop. The shop is a period style and the signs I designed and painted reflect the tone and theme of the clients miniature shop.

For this project I just had to make the advertising boards, the lady is going to make her own frame structure for them to go into.

These are the two options I made so the lady had a choice, she has chosen the ones on the right with the gold colour lettering. They are 3 inches by 2 approximately.

The Brief #2

I was commissioned to design and paint two posters for a performance of the Nutcracker in a miniature Dolls house 1:12th scale size theatre. These are very detailed and tiny.

This collector has several of my ballerina paintings in her miniature Ballet studio.

Mixed Media. Printed Wording and Encaustic Painting

1:12th scale advertising poster and bill board
I designed the layout on my computer and printed the wording then painting each individually. For the bill boards, the cotton reels, threads and needles and dresses are all painted in Encaustic Wax after the print had dried.

The posters are made in a similar way, a mixed media piece of art is in this way a unique piece dollhouse furniture.

The Gallery

I’ve been painting for my own miniature dollhouse size property too. This A board style piece is now on display in The Gallery.
The Gallery is my 1:12th Art Gallery.
A Victorian Double fronted Shop but inside is a contemporary art gallery. My husband built it for me including building a bespoke floor, piece by piece, added ceiling lights and built me easels a browser and some of the frames ……
Me painting encaustic in miniature billboard
Would you like a one of a kind sign or poster ?

Need more information on how to commission me to paint for you ? please comment or message me.

Mixed media original art.
Printed wording and painting in Encaustic Wax.
Collectible miniature art not suitable for children.
I could do one for a Tea Shop, Cafe, Florist, Cake Shop, Boutique, Sweet Shop, Beautician, Pub, Gallery.

Get it touch for more information…..

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Norfolk Broads Paintings Father and Daughter :: Posted by: Hazel on June 23rd, 2019

Father and Daughter Artists.

Miniature and full size Norfolk Broads cottage
Norfolk Broads 1958

My dad has been painting, as a hobby for many many years, he painted this cottage landscape  in 2003 from a photographic slide he took when he was on a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads in 1958.

I took the photograph of the painting on the fence in his garden a couple of weeks ago
The painting which we call “Dads Place” is approximately 32 x 24 inches and is actually one of his smaller pieces, Dad paints on hardboard in Acrylic and then seals with varnish so they can stay outside. Some come in for the winter. We jokingly call this his “hardboard art”

My Miniature Interpretation

So this week I have painted this cottage landscape picture, well my interpretation of it, in my style using my Encaustic paint and in miniature of course. My piece is 2 3\4 inches by 1 3/4 inches approximately.

If you have read my blog or Facebook feed, you will know I don’t paint copies of paintings, all my work is original, I’m inspired by what I see and what I have in my imagination…. I do work from photographs occasionally and my own doodles. But this was one of my most challenging paintings to date, I hope I do justice to Dad’s work.


My Dad is in his 80’s now and we thought it would be fun to show some of his work here today. So together with this picture in question these are a couple of Dads other hardboard art pieces. The pink windmill is called “Horning Mill” my husband and I actually stumbled upon it ourselves a few years ago when visiting Norfolk, great to see it in person after seeing the painting all these years.

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