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Flowers For The Lady :: Posted by: Hazel on July 3rd, 2013

New Paintings : Flowers For The Lady

I have recently had lots of comments about my Lady paintings, it all started a year ago when I painted a series of “Lady” style paintings for an Art In Wax Exhibit, which can be viewed “Lady Day Fashion” since then I have painted several different styles of Lady, several of which have been sold.

These new pictures have a theme as each are holding flowers ……

Meet the Ladies

Lady Lavender : Dressed in her teal colours finery, a long dress and stylist hat, she is holding a bunch of tied Lavender.
This Hot wax paintings of Lady Lavender is A4 in size

Lady Rose : Dressed in her purple dress and stunning hat, Lady rose is holding a bouquet of pink roses.
This encaustic art painting of Lady Rose is A5 in size

Lady Daisy : Dressed in pink with a complimentary hat featuring a purple flower this Lady is holding a spray of yellow and orange blooms.
This encaustic art painting of Lady Daisy is A4 in size

Lady Daisy Lady Rose Lady Lavender

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Some of the paintings featured on this blog, including these Lady’s may be for sale, if you are interested in buying Art In Wax please contact me, Hazel Rayfield for more information

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Canvas Painting Roses :: Posted by: Hazel on October 19th, 2012

Encaustic Wax on Canvas Board

First experience of painting wax on canvas

For some time I have been wanting to try out painting my Encaustic wax onto other grounds and this picture is my first at painting on a canvas board.

I started by layering clear wax from my iron onto the 8 x 8 ground which is a windsor and newton canvas board. It took several coats until I was happy with the texture, I have no training in this type of work so am winging it! I then added some white wax and a layer of white and green mixed to give a pale background.

I use my iron and stylus tools to add very dark pink to the Rose background and blended lighter tones and white as I built up the petals. Working on canvas was very different to how I paint on the specialist Encaustic gloss card, the resistance is totally different and as the layers build the wax is more carved than layered.

Once happy with the shape of the roses I worked on the leaves, shaping and layering the wax, again starting with a dark green and adding lighter greens, these were mostly done with the mini iron attachment on my heat stylus.

I then spent a lot of time, bringing depth to the roses, working them was a challenge at times, as the wax being much thicker than my usually style of painting with wax. In my painting style with wax, I keep the wax thin and although the paintings have texture they are less layered than this process which was very different to slide the wax as I do normally, and as I said before was more of a craving into wax.


This was an experiment and I feel a successful one, and I will be trying out other surfaces such as wood and am looking at what would be the best way to prime these grounds and have been reading online about gesso especially for Encaustic work.

Passion for painting

I have a strong passion for painting in wax, I find encaustic wax painting very different than anything else I have worked with, it can be challenging and that’s part of what I love about it. The wax can be unpredictable and yet can also be controlled and worked creatively, it is this combination of planning a painting and developing it as it goes that makes working with wax exciting for me. I love the way the wax flows and I can work it to create my paintings.

I still occasionally doodle with watercolors if for some reason I am unable to get to my studio and I need a creative fix! When painting in wax, I need time and space, where as a watercolor doodle (that’s what I call them – I am by not means a water-colorist) I can do anywhere. These doodles have, at times been used as my inspiration in wax.

Roses on canvas

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Pink Roses : Valentines Day Flowers :: Posted by: Hazel on January 20th, 2012

Pink Roses

New Paintings in Encaustic Wax

I have been painting a lot of Roses lately, we have recently created two video films of me painting pink roses in encaustic wax they are currently online at youtube which can be view via the Art In Wax You Tube Channel.

Video One : Painting a single stem pink rose, including demonstrating how I create a light coloured background then paint a single stem rose using the encaustic iron.

Video Two : This video demonstration takes a look in more detail, giving a closer view of me painting a rose with rose buds and a leafy stem, it also show more detailing using the encaustic stylus.
pink roses vase painting

Valentines : Say it with flowers

Flowers are a wonderful way to celebrate Valentines Day and giving a gift of flowers in Art gives pleasure that lasts.

Encaustic Paintings, my artwork is created using encaustic wax, the finished paintings have a texture and wonderful sheen, they can be displayed framed or not (if they are to be framed they should be mounted so that the wax doesn’t touch the glass), I also like to display the smaller pieces on small display easels, I get many comments from people who once they see the paintings in real life say how the online pictures don’t capture the sense of sheen and texture as they really are.

Original Art : Rose Paintings On Sale

Direct from the artist :
The Art In Wax online shop now has this brand new Rose painting for sale, this painting features a vase of beautiful pink roses in a silver vase and can purchased online direct from me the artist. Please visit the shop page for details.
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Another recent Rose painting is also online for sale via one of my outlet stores at

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