Tuesday, June 24, 2008

patio party

pve design illustration for jmclaughlin
A patio is a perfect spot to hold a summer's eve cocktail.  Entertaining outside is a great way to embrace your inner "courtyard" and liven up your terrace or patio with accessories to bring about an island soiree.  Palm trees, fountains, and lattice work can easily be added to transform a space from drab to delightful.  Torches to add light as well as strings of lights are a wonderful way to add ambiance, and extra light when the sun goes down.   Events can be tied to a gallery opening, or for a worthy cause on a patio, terrace, deck or sun-roof!  

24 comments:

Kwana said...

You throw the best patio parties. You inspire me! Love that sketch

hazel said...

What a fabulous party!

pve design said...

kwana,
still on a high from seeing all my friends and feeling ever so grate-ful to have the stars and the moon aligned for a perfect evening!
patricia

hazel,
wished you were here to celebrate and paint the town!
patricia

CC said...

Love, love, love your sketches. You are blessed! Keep sending those beautiful drawings our way.....I love them all. :)

Marie Louise said...

Wait! I've been to that party. Isn't the me in the hat?!
I love your illustrations - they have a great flair about them.

pve design said...

cc-
thank-you! I will do my best to keep illustrating, of course your kind comments motivate me and inspire me!
patricia

pve design said...

mary louise-
yes, you are sporting the hat, my dear...
thanks for you kind comments!
patricia

London Calling said...

Definately time for a party! One just like your lovely illustration.

littlebyRD said...

This one got me excited! We are having a new patio built soon and then it will be my sons 3rd birthday with a party here. Thanks for the inspiration!

Be the change..... said...

I agree, you can make any space nice -lattice and plants will transform a concrete porch in the city into a tropical oasis :-) Beautiful clothes shown here, too!

enc said...

This also makes me want to throw a party! If only I had that patio!

Mrs.French said...

That's it...I am ready to attend. Festive, fantastic illustration!

Eileen said...

These sketches are just beautiful. You certainly do throw a wonderful patio party!!!

Maddie said...

If only it weren't 110 in the shade, I'd love to host or, better yet, attend a patio party. As usual, love your art! I was hoping to do a post on my blog about some of the talented creative artists' blogs I've found (like you and Hazel). Would it be ok if I posted one of your illustrations along with it?

Marie Louise said...

Hey - saw London Calling's new header - bloody wonderful. ;-)
It's great to be able to enjoy true talent!

The Paris Apartment said...

I came via London Calling's new header and am so glad I did...just in time for a patio party!

Tyler said...

love the summer soirée posts. friends here are planning a sundress cocktail party just because (think casablanca). love the notion! your festive illustration makes me smile.

annechovie said...

That sketch is so cheery - looks like Palm Beach and could inspire me to have a little outdoor get-together.

simply seleta said...

Please be my "oh so chic" neighbor so we can plan parties, plan organic gourmet meals and paint together. Seriously, you are such inspiration!

N said...

I love that sketch! Gets me very excited for the season...! Can't wait to break in our new space. Thanks for sharing.

thestamfordwife said...

Ah, I adore this scene. It's so summery and playful! It's inspired me to take my laptop and work outside on my patio to enjoy the weather. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us. I hope one day (when I'm in my "forever" home) to have to create an illustration for us.

thestamfordwife said...

BTW, I wanted to let you know that I've suggested to many of my design school buddies that they take a look at your interior illustrations for inspiration. You helped me get an "A" in my rendering class! : )

katiedid said...

I want to come!

Patricia, did you do fashion illustration at any time? You do it so well!

Hope that party was a blast. :)

pve design said...

katie-did-
yes, indeed, did many years in NY City as a fashion designer... loved it....still do free-lance...here and there.
pve