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Art In Wax by Southend based artist Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on July 21st, 2016

Painting onto a different type of Card

Recently I have been working painting with my encaustic wax on some patterned papers I bought from a local craft shop and they have a very different effect so I thought I would show some here today.

These design papers have an abstract print in what, I feel are rustic / distressed / shabby paper chic style. They are a 200gsm Matt paper support, unlike the encaustic card I mostly paint on which is a gloss. The gloss card allows the wax to move and flow, it allows for blending on the support. The Matt surface is porous so when the wax is on its on !! I blend colours before applying more and a little by reheating the wax once in place. It gives an interesting effect and the wax has a great contrast in texture to the paper background.

I have painted these three pictures : Red Poppies : Purple and red poppies : Flower pot in this style recently and as you can see the results are modern style pieces of wall art. Each of these paintings are 6 inches wide, and different heights I have cropped the photos for this blog post but they are for sale and I can send more information on sizes and if you would like them mounted or not. Please contact me for more details on how to buy Art in Wax.

I have also painted some miniatures in this way using tiny pieces of these patterned paper. And in the next blog post I will show photos of me painting in miniature in this way.

Encaustic art

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The Doll’s House Magazine Art Feature :: Posted by: Hazel on May 6th, 2016

The Doll’s House Magazine June 2016

Issue 217 of the Doll’s House magazine – June 2016 has a feature at the front called “Objects of Desire” and my poppy painting is featured ….. It is lovely to see my miniature Art In wax in print again 🙂

The Dolls House magazine Featuure

Poppy Paintings – Art In Wax

My poppy paintings large and in miniature are my most popular and favourite subject to paint and I am thrilled to have it featured in the magazine.

Poppies For Sale

I have Poppies painted in miniature on the Art In Wax website :
and lots too on my Etsy store :

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Original Wall Art Modern Poppies :: Posted by: Hazel on March 29th, 2016

Poppy Paintings

I recently did a blog post showing some my latest larger A3 poppy paintings : Going Large and thought we would take some more photos to show them in perspective of size.

These Poppy Art paintings are painted in encaustic hot wax onto A3 sized specialist gloss encaustic card, they can be purchsed as they are just on the card and could be then cut to fit a mount and frame of your choice, or I do have some mounts that I could supply them in, these three I am holding are currently available (at the time of writing this post) please contact me if you are interested in buying these or any other of the works shown in my blog or website.

Poppy Art by Hazel rayfield

Buy Art Direct from the Artist

Other Poppy and original artworks are also avaiable online in my website shop but I often show work on facebook and other social media and it is sold before it goes in my shops, so if you see a picture in the Gallery or online why not ask if it is still available …… also if it is sold I may be able to paint you a similar one as a commission.

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Zentangle Inspired Encaustic Art :: Posted by: Hazel on August 24th, 2015

Art In Wax Inspired by ZenTangle Style Art

Poppy Painting and Zentangle Sketch
For many many years, long before I painted in hot wax I have loved to doodle and draw, pictures and patterns. Recently I have seen some work in which patterns are the main focus of the art, and in particular an art form called Zentangle.

Tangles and Patterns

Having seen some wonderful pictures in this art form, I decided to try a few sketches of my own which was fun, I started by doing a sunflower, using an ink pen and my sketch pad, I often do sketches before I do my Art in Wax paintings but I hadn’t tried this form of tangles pattern drawing, which I find to be, not only fun but very relaxing and a bit addictive……

Hot Wax : Tangles and Patterns

After drawing with my pens and sketch book I got to wondering, could I do some of these patterns style pictures in my encaustic wax, if you have read my blog before you know how I like to experiment and see just what I can do in wax !!

Patchwork Sunflower was my first tangle inspired piece of Art In Wax, I am calling it patchwork as that is what it reminds me of, working in hot wax is very different to sitting and drawing with a pen, which I can do anywhere, whereas with my wax, I need to be in the studio, with my heat tools etc. I think the wax pictures are more of an “inspired by” rather than a Tangle, and I think the patchwork feel to the way, both patterns, texture and colour palette mix works is what I wanted to achieve rather than a copy of my drawings.

As you can see from the pictures below, over the past few weeks I have been having fun with this style of painting, the Kingfisher, The Poppies and the Silver flower are all shown with the original drawing. I have also added some pictures from my sketch pad not yet painted in wax, but soon maybe ……

Paintings Zentangle inspired

What do you think ?

What you you think of my new tangle inspired pictures, they are fun aren’t they ? Please leave a comment if you would like too below

If you are interested in buying any of my Art In Wax please contact me for more information.

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