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.


  1. Loved reading about this Leslie. I also like the new look of your blog. What are these pictures of the room?

  2. Thank you, it is actually a pre-made template.

  3. Wow, I love your painting! Very beautiful.

  4. Wow what a beautiful wedding paintings, very realistic...
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  5. Hi Leslie, how can I contact you about doing this for my Austin wedding? :)

    1. email me at leslie dot matiacio at gmail dot com

  6. Hi Danielle, thank you for your comment! You can email me at leslie.matiacio (at symbol) gmail (dot) com for details. Hope to hear from you!