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,
- Reference material,
- Color studies,
- Color palette,
- Art tastes,
- Finding your artistic core,
- Moderating influence,
- The female gaze,
- The male gaze,
- Career path changes,
- Magic : The Gathering,
- Contemporary art market,
- Painting The Figure Now,
- Significant paintings,
- Art dreams,
Most moving paintings to make . . .
Referenced in the podcast . . .
Rebecca’s favorite color at the moment: Old Holland Green Umber
The two paintings I referred to . . .
Other artists mentioned in this episode who have been on the podcast . . .
Thanks for listening!
Theme music by The Argyle Pimps. Thanks lads.