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Ep 110 - Rebecca Leveille : Persistence of Vision

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Courageous, insightful and at the height of her powers Rebecca Leveille was an inspiration to talk to. She walked away from a mega career in the illustration and gaming industry to follow the call of her artist’s voice and we are all the better for it. She paints entrancing figurative paintings that are at once charged with magical witty sexuality and power.
We talked for an hour and a half yet only scratched the surface of the wealth of knowledge and experience that Rebecca possesses.

We talk about red carpets, shared bathrooms, wizards, real estate and art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

  • Gesture thumbnails,
  • Background elements,
  • Compositions,
  • Reference material,
  • Skill,
  • Substrates,
  • Color studies,
  • Color palette,
  • Brushes,
  • Critiques,
  • Art tastes,
  • Finding your artistic core,
  • Moderating influence,
  • The female gaze,
  • The male gaze,
  • Career path changes,
  • Finances,
  • Magic : The Gathering,
  • Parenthood,
  • Contemporary art market,
  • Pricing,
  • Painting The Figure Now,
  • Significant paintings,
  • Art dreams,
  • Perseverance,

To find out more about Rebecca and her work go to:
To find out more about Rebecca’s school go to:

Most moving paintings to make . . .

Flowers by Rebecca Leveille


Peacocks by Rebecca Leveille

Referenced in the podcast . . .

Rebecca’s favorite color at the moment: Old Holland Green Umber

The two paintings I referred to . . .

You Can Do Anything by Rebecca Leveille


I’ve Come Nonetheless by Rebecca Leveille


Other artists mentioned in this episode who have been on the podcast . . .

Ep 52 – Jenny Morgan : Artmaking And The Open Heart

Ep 102 – Painting The Figure Now with David Hummer and Walt Morton

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