Watercolor Sketchbook Tour Video

Today I wanted to share a sketchbook tour of my watercolor paintings! If you watch me on the Periscope app (@Paige_Poppe) you may be familiar with this Moleskine sketchbook. It has been nicknamed the #PersicopeSketchbook, because I would paint in it while broadcasting on the app + chat with you. 

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There are just 2 pages left at the end of the sketchbook, so I wanted to share the progress I've made it in so far, and talk a bit about the story or mindset behind each painting. Some are just for fun, for color experimentation, or have a lot of meaning to me. 

Click below to watch the tour + enjoy!

Resources I mentioned in the video: 

» Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbook

» Copenhagen Painting Video

» Watercolor

I feel very re-inspired to create videos lately, so I hope you are enjoying them! My favorite part to edit is the beginning intro because it gives me a chance to be artsy with film, and I love playing with new mediums. Film is a medium just as much as painting, and it is interesting to experiment with. So far my intros are short 20 to 30 second mash-ups, but I am thinking of creating some longer versions in a similar way. I think that could be so fun! Stay tuned. 

I Got A New Periscope Account?!

Before I get too deep into this post, I want you guys to know my new Periscope username: Paige_Poppe 


Okay, on to the fun stuff! You guys know this is my favorite social media as of late (except Instagram will always have a special place in my heart!)

I have a bunch of scopes saved that I am dying to share with you guys, and this is the first! I figured it was very important to let you know that I got a new Periscope account. I talk about it in the video, but basically I had a lot of technical difficulties after getting a new iPhone. BUT, I just rolled with the punches and am back to scoping on the daily! 

 

I mostly broadcast while I paint, but also love to chat with you guys while I sign prints or package paintings. 

In this video I introduce my new account + share recent watercolor work I have done in my #PeriscopeSketchbook and for my commission clients. 
 

Click below to watch our Periscope painting party! 

 

I have really been making genuine connections on Periscope, so I hope you'll try out the app and can't wait to live chat with you there!

And just in case...my new Periscope username is: Paige_Poppe 

Art Vibes - Life Lately

Finishing up school this week [yay!] has left me with more free time to get back into my creative side and work on some art. I've had such an inspiring year traveling. From looking at art hanging in museums to paintings on the streets, I don't think I'll be hitting a creative block any time soon. Speaking of creative endeavors, I have a BIG announcement I have been dying to share with you all! So make sure to come back to the blog tomorrow and get in on the secret!

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1// I had admired this new gallery wall inside Copenhagen's Urban Outfitters from afar, but recently found out that the artist was the boyfriend of a fellow architecture student! The pieces are really playful + amazing. Make sure you learn more about the gallery here, because the work is really rad and I just had to share. 2// This is one of the paintings on my skateboard deck that I worked on last year. I'm so excited to work with acrylic paintings again this summer! 3// Motorhead? More like bedhead...Also, the lighting made my hair color look like this, but I actually like it so much I want to maybe dye it like that? Thoughts? 4// Here's me being all posey in front of my final studio project. 4 years down, 1 to go! Uhh...what?

5// Watercolor painting on a sunny day along the harborfront...bliss. 6// Today's gold deets. I am loving that honking' skull ring I picked up for $1 the other day! 

So guys, that's all I have to share for today. Remember to check the blog tomorrow to learn about my new endeavor! I really can't wait to share it with you, especially because my readers have always been such a huge support system. I love you! x, Paige

Watercolor Wednesdays || Volume 7

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While I haven't had the chance to blog my travel photos from my Stockholm + Helsinki trip, today I'm going to share my watercolor paintings from that trip with you. I actually think that's a good order to go in, artistic perspective first, realistic perspective second. I hope that these pictures capture my impressions of the cities and that you are loving this series! Today I'm also including the photos that inspired the paintings so that you can get a peek at what I was experiencing. Enjoy!

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The first two travel paintings I did were pretty abstract and this one was of the Stockholm Public Library, which has a cylinder shaped interior. I kept the painting pretty basic and let the colors speak for themselves.

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The other abstract painting was of Steven Hohl's [amazing] Chiasma Contemporary Art Museum in Helsinki. I had to capture this modern stained glass window and the light that is reflected around the space. My teacher critiqued this one for my mid review, and showed me how it would look if it was cropped just down to the colored portion to show me that it is a much stronger painting that way, and I agree. Something to consider! 

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And finally I loved this little setup in Gamla Stan, a historic public square in Stockholm. I loved this little set up--the chalkboard, old stone, the flowers...it just screams Europe to me. I spent a lot of time on the details of the stone shading, which is why this painting was my favorite of the three. I attempted to do a negative space painting of the chalkboard to capture the text, but I ended up painting over it. It's something I would like to get better at in the future! 

That's all I have to share with you guys today, and the last of the postcard paintings you'll see on Punkrockparti. I think I told you this already, but I finally purchased a full size watercolor pad and I can already see so much improvement in my paintings. I can't wait to show you! 

See you tomorrow! x, Paige.