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Painting a miniature dolls house screen :: Posted by: Hazel on July 1st, 2015

Painting this miniature dolls house screen – unique original art as furniture

Watch me paint in miniature

This week we filmed me painting in miniature, here I am putting the finishing touches to a three panel seascape painting that I then made into a miniature dolls house screen, creating a unique piece of furniture for a dolls house.

I showed this film direct to my Art In Wax Facebook page and it got over 1000 views at the weekend ……

It was fun to make, I hope you enjoy watching, if you would like to leave me a comment that would be great …..

Buying Art In Wax Miniatures

I have lots of miniature art for Dolls Houses and Collectors in my Art in Wax Miniatures Shop including some more screens.

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Sunset Tree Encaustic Art Painting Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on May 20th, 2015

Sunset Landscape

I thought it might be fun to show my latest painting on the blog today. This is an A3 size picture that I have mounted in a 16 x 20 inch mount and is shown here in a frame just for display.

This painting is currently for sale at the time of posting, contact me if you would like to buy it – it is £60 including the mount and UK postage but not including the frame, I am happy to ship worldwide but that would increase the postage costs.

In large and miniature too …..

As you can see below there are also two tiny versions of this painting, I couldn’t resist painting smaller ones too ….. ideal for a dolls house at just 56 x 37 mm and 28 x 20 mm compared to the larger one which was 420 x 295 mm before mounting !!!
sunset landscape

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4 years of Art In Wax :: Posted by: Hazel on March 31st, 2015

4 years Art In Wax

Art In Wax 4 years on …..

Next weekend sees the 4th year anniversary of when I started to paint in wax. Blocks of Encaustic wax and heats tools were ordered and were delivered on the 5th April 2011, as it is also the date of Tax year end here in the UK it is an easy to remember date! I now have a wide and varied collection of heat tools, including several irons and stylus tools, my hotplate and heated air tool….. plus lots and lots of wax !

Art In Wax Evolving

My style and methods of working and painting in wax medium have evolved and developed over the years and my passion as an Encaustic artist has grown and grown.

Likewise, the Art In Wax website has expanded and now has Exhibiton pages which feature some of my painting subject series, we also have more shop sections for buying art direct from me the artist, including, a Wall Art section, and ACEO and a Miniature Dolls House Art section, plus the latest addition an Events page, which has information on the Events that we are attending to show my art, mostly miniature fairs at the moment, as this area of Art In Wax is where the most expansion has taken place, with miniature pieces of my Art now in many countries on three continents worldwide.

I have been painting in miniature a long time, with my ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals) being very popular and in many collections and in 2013 I was asked to paint a commission for a lady who owns some of my larger art to paint a set of paintings tiny for her Dolls House, I then blogged about them, and that lead to more sales, then a feature in Dolls House and Miniature Scene magazine and now I sell as many Dolls House paintings as any other size. And since we started taking my Dolls House art to Dolls House and Miniatures fairs at the end of last year they have become even more popular.

I blogged about the first Dolls House fair here :

I may be a miniaturist artist at times but I still paint large and recently have been painting some even larger pictures as my A3 size pieces have been more popular than ever in 2015.

The Future @ Art In Wax

I have lots of plans for new paintings and expanding my range of painting subjects, this year, has seen lots of new themes, from flowers I haven’t painted before, to miniature steam trains and gypsy caravans in landscapes, from my tree of life series exhibition to unusual commissions : a silver tree on black, a bluebell cottage, pretty blue butterflies and pink lilies to name just a few.

These are just a few of my latest pictures, which will be online for sale soon – or contact me for more information if you would like them or to commission a similar piece.

Art In Wax Paintings 2015

Above : from left to right ….
Hydrangea vase …… an A3 size painting this is just the center cropped area of the overall picture size.
Ice cream cone ….. a fun A4 size painting
Lovely Lavender ….. cropped area of the overall picture, see it mounted full size to the right
Red Poppies ….. A3 size painting
Pink Hydrangea Stem A4 size picture
Lavender …. A3 size shown in a mount with two tiny miniature versions
Purple Poppies …. A3 in size and a miniature Dolls House version too

Celebrating 4 years of Art In Wax

Thank you everyone, who has encouraged me, given me inspiration and of course bought my pieces of Art, something that never gets old or taken for granted, I am as delighted with every purchase as I was from the very first (and you know who you were) and thank you especially Adrian my wonderful husband, who bought me my first starter kit of Encaustic wax and iron four years ago and has been with me all the way in this wonderful artistic journey.

Please leave me a comment below, just to say hello or maybe you own a piece of Art In Wax and would like to share your thoughts?

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Summer Holiday – painting challenge :: Posted by: Hazel on July 13th, 2014

Painting Challenge ; Summer Holiday Theme

In an online arts forum I am a member of one of the contributor suggested we had a little challenge and the topic of “Summer Holiday” was agreed upon. This was just a fun challenge between a few fellow artists but the only thing was that it was to be different from our normal style …… so no wax for me in the challenge!

Ice Cream

Nothing says summer holiday to me more than ice cream, it is my favorite summer treat.

My husband Adrian and I live on the South East Coast of England, in Southend on Sea. Which since the Georgian era has been a popular Seaside resort, and has the longest pleasure pier in the world.

So it seemed only fitting that as we live by the sea that I should choose an ice cream as my subject. I pondered what to paint it in, considered watercolors but I do love sketching with the elegant writer water soluble pen I bought recently so, that is what I did …… and the sketch below, on the right is the result, its is sketch and wash on a canvas board 7 x 5 inches.

And then for fun I painted a couple of ice cream cones in wax too ….. onto Gloss card one is A5 and the other a miniature ACEO.

Ice Cream pictures by Hazel Rayfield

What do you think ? Did it make you think of Summer ?

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