Sunday, September 1, 2013

New Website

Going forward, I will no longer be blogging here.  I have created a new website, that will also include a blog.  Please click on the link here:

http://lesliematiacio.weebly.com/index.html

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Live Event Wedding Painting

On Saturday, June 15, I had the wonderful opportunity to paint live at a wedding at the Allan House in Austin, TX for a lovely couple.  I arrived several hours before the wedding started, and painted in the background.  I did the finishing touches during the ceremony and reception.  It took me about 4 1/2 hours to do the completed painting.  It was a beautiful wedding, coordinated by Pearl Events Austin.

I love the energy of painting live and also the pressure to produce a beautiful final product.  I think the painting came out great and I am so pleased with it!
 My set-up at the venue.  I started with a bright pink underpainting.
 The finished painting.
 Detail of bride and groom.
 Reference photo from my i-phone.
The final painting.  It is 24" x 36" acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Live Painting at the Boerne Art Fest

I painted this car from a reference photo that I took with my i phone.  The sun was shining just right on the trunk of the car, and I knew I had to paint it.  I painted this painting live at the Boerne Art Fest.  The energy of live painting is so fun.

Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 36", $600.00

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Son Of San

I have a painting currently on display at Painting with a Twist Northwest.  They are doing a great promotion for Fiesta, and an opportunity for me to earn $1000 for my school's art program.  If you are in the area, stop by and vote for my painting.  The painting will be for sale after the contest.  It is 16" x 20" acrylic on canvas.

Friday, November 9, 2012

1957 Chevy


I painted this 1957 Chevy at a live painting event, "Artist's at Work".  It was held at the Singing Waters Vineyards in Comfort, TX.  I did an underpainting in yellow and did a preliminary drawing, and then painted the car from a reference photo that I had taken on my iphone.  The painting is 20" x 30" acrylic on canvas.  From this painting, I have had several people ask me to do paintings of their car or truck!  The Picture above was taken outside in natural light.  The picture below is my painting hanging at The Point Park and Eats.  It is for sale.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Eric's Kicks

This painting was started at a district training session for the school district I work for.  I am so fortunate to work for such a great district.  The shoes were my instructor's.  He set up a pile of shoes as a still life.  This is an acrylic painting on a 16 X 20 canvas panel board.  I am really pleased with the values on this one.

 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My Art at The Point Park and Eats!


I am very excited to have some of my paintings displayed at The Point Park and Eats.  It is a very fun, hip & cool venue with lots of outdoor space, food trucks, drinks, and a play area under the trees.  They have an old house that is converted into a gallery.  My paintings will be there for the next 6 weeks.  There are lots of different types of art, and it is fun for the whole family.