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Miniature Art Commission Canada Rocky Mountains :: Posted by: Hazel on July 15th, 2020

Commissioning Miniature ArtFour paintings of Canadian winter scenes

New Commission Canadian Landscape Paintings

Today I airmailed four miniature paintings to Ottawa.

Last week I was contacted by lady in Canada who has a growing “little collection” of my miniature paintings, and whom I painted a special commission in a January.

This time she sent me photographs she had taken in Canada spanning the last 10 years, the brief being could I paint her a set of miniature paintings in the style of these landscape scenes……

As you will be aware if you have read my blog before, I’m an original artist, so when, like in this case, working from photos, the paintings still have a style of my own work and therefore I like to think of it as giving an impression of the scene not a direct copy, thus making it an original piece of my “Art In Wax”.

This commission was a challenge I must admit, when I first saw the photos I thought “this is going to be a fun project” which it was, I love to paint sunsets and winter landscapes, however it was the sunset that was the most challenging of these and took as many hours as the others paintings all put together….. it’s funny how that happens sometimes, but I’m happy with the results and so is the buyers I’m really happy to say.

To quote her …. “Wow – I love them all – Thank you so much”

4 paintings with the photos taken from

A few facts …..

The mountain landscape I’m told the photograph was taken in Jasper BC is the largest of the paintings and 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. The lady asked me to frame this one so framed the overall size is 4 x 3 inches

Snow river, as I’m calling it was the smallest and is 2 x 1 5/8th inches

Sunset lake, a real challenge ! Is 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches

Autumn Lane, the path leading off into the distance is 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches.

Commissioning Hazel Rayfield

If you would like a miniature painting for your dollhouse or just a a piece of miniature art, why not get in touch and see if I can paint one especially for you.

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Original Miniature Art Wedding Stationery :: Posted by: Hazel on November 10th, 2019

How Miniature Art In Wax became part of a very special day.

Earlier this year a friend asked me to help her create the place cards for her wedding.

She and her husband to be, love country style and with a special infinity for all things “Stag and Doe”. She showed me the cake topper she had bought for the cake and with this in mind I painted the little miniature painting of the kissing Stag and Doe heads. The cake was a silver birch style which you can see in the photographs below.

Miniature Art

Painted in my Encaustic wax paints onto gloss card, the miniature painting is just 2 x 1 1/2 inches and is shown below in a tiny wooden frame painted black 2 x 2 1/2 inches. My husband took a photograph of the painting which after cropping became part of the wedding place card design.

Now the wedding has taken place I can show these …..
Stag and doe miniature painting wedding stationery

Wedding Stationery

As the idea evolved my friend and I designed her wedding invitations to match, and the wedding stationery theme was created.

Using my miniature painting, (a rarity ! I don’t often allow prints of my artwork) we created the wedding stationery design, which was then printed and the bride made her invitations and place cards, layering the printed card on gold and green card stock.

Unique Table Settings

The card holders were individually made by the grooms son, beautiful walnut wood craved and with a tree of life medallion set in. A very talented craftsman, he also made a wonderful Oak centre piece and Pine cake stand for the occasion. The wood was also local and sourced In the Southend and Wakering area by the family as they are arborists for their business.

Original art at your wedding

I’m very proud to have my painting part of this wonderful occasion, we have had a fabulous week being part of the wedding with our great friends.

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Wildflowers- Original Dolls House Art :: Posted by: Hazel on August 11th, 2018

Wildflowers- Original Dolls House Art

I thought it might be fun to take some photos as I painted this pretty wildflower LandscapeHow to paint a dolls house landscape

As you can see I paint, not using a brush but a stylus tool, it’s not unlike painting with a knife as people do when working with different medium. As you will know from reading my blog and website I’m an Encaustic artist. I paint in specialist Encaustic wax paints on for purpose card.

The wax paint had a great texture and sheen when finished.

This painting is 2 x 2 1/2 inches and is for sale along with other of my art on Etsy
link To buy this painting

Original Collectible Miniature Art not suitable for children.

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Miniature Dolls House Landscape Paintings Country Church and Windmills :: Posted by: Hazel on January 14th, 2018

Windmills and Church Landscape Paintings

These are my new miniature landscape paintings, featuring a country church and windmills, these paintings are inspired by our trips to Suffolk and Norfolk, Norfolk has many and varied Windmills, a couple of years ago we were on holiday and saw many of these, some by the Broads such as Horning Mill others set in the fields of this lovely county. These miniatures are for dolls house and miniature collectors and are listed to buy in my Etsy store …..

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Dollhouse Windmill painting

Original Art In Miniature

All my miniature paintings are Original art, painted in Encaustic wax paints, the pictures have a lovely depth of colour, texture and sheen.

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