Wednesday, February 24, 2010

sharp palms


"Sharp Palms" -pve design photos from Florida 2010
While I was down in Florida, I snapped these sophisticated palm trees. The graphic black and white quality certainly did not really remind me of typical sunny tropical temps, however from an artistic point of view I found it very soothing and sharp at the same time. I think Florida is not all about coral and starfish anymore.
I plan on working on a series of palm drawings as I was inspired by their vivid silhouette along with these walls at the W Hotel in the Foyer and Bar of Steak. Thinking of doing this on a hallway in my home. No it is not wallpaper, it was done with a Sharpie. My daughter loved it too.
This was the other wall. They gave me the name of the french artist who did it in 3 weeks. I tried finding him on-line to no avail.
What do you think?

26 comments:

ashlina said...

wow those are amazing photos...great job!

The Zhush said...

I think I am in love, that's what I think. With the idea, those palms, that sky, that wallpaper...all of it..
Feel like I may have seen a similar idea somewhere and its driving me crazy now...
(and your daughter is adorable!)

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I love palm trees and I can't to see what you can do with them! xx

VictoriaArt said...

This is serious work...what a painstaking and incredible job!
And an impressive result.
i am sure you can do something like it!
Palm trees are magnificent, I am always fascinated by their ragged and prehistoric feel!

XX
Victoria

Joyce said...

The photos are cool in BW. Loving the sharp palms and alligator skies. Very cool!

Speaking of cool- the walls are really neat. I think this would be neat in your home. I can see by the photo your daughter was enjoying it too. Many hugs... xo

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

To be frank I think you could do the job yourself! It would be extremely meaningful and well done!

Heather said...

A series of beautiful palms that evoke the modern qualities of the palm tree but remind one of the relaxing sun they thrive in...how wonderful!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

You could so do this! It's fabulous. Just love your photos. They are beautiful. Hope you are well.

Karena said...

It is beautiful!! I have sketched Palms with pen & ink and love to do the fronds!

Karena

Tamstyles said...

love the sky....the pattern is so......hmmm..cant find words.

red ticking said...

you spread more sunshine than anyone i know... your illustrations are beyond amazing... and you are so kind, supportive and darling... please go claim your award over on my blog.. you may have several of them.. but you deserve this one... from me. xoxo

Barbara said...

Loved your black and white pics of the palms. The cloud formations (should I say it--look like snow).
With your talents I am sure you could beautifully create your version of wall at the hotel Have a great day.
bg

pve design said...

Tina,
Oh, I plan to do something like this myself.
I will have the sharpie hanging from one of those ball and chain things.
pve

Kwana said...

It's fabulous.

Emily said...

Wow! Very interesting. Can't wait to see your illustrations of the palms...

annechovie said...

Very cool! I think you should try it in your home. Yours could be even better! xx

La Maison Fou said...

Interesting, almost a comic type of feel or Lichtenstein?
Could be very cool.....
L.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Fantastic photos Mrs. PvE!

As to the walls, I'm reminded (in a good way) of the walls in the men's lounge at Radio City.

Summer is a Verb said...

That's amazing! You sooo could do that Patricia. Except I suspect yours would be more of a cross between that sharpie beauty and Gracie wallpaper...XXOO

Maria Killam said...

Gorgeous! Amazing that it was done i with a Sharpie! I need to go somewhere I can see palm trees right now. . .

Heather said...

It's amazing! I'm sure yours would look great (and it looks like a fun project if you have the guts!)

Marija said...

A sharpie? Stop. I love sharpie but this is beyond anything I could have imagined! I can't wait to see what you do with sharpie in hand!! Marija

Hamptontoes said...

You could totally do this! Where in your home are you thinking of tackling such a project? Keep us posted!

Splendid Willow said...

Oh come on! A sharpie???! There are some talented people out there, I must say (you included!). Can't wait to see what you do w. your Palm tree inspiration. ox Mon

P.S My house (via you) will get its own post in a few weeks. I'll let you know.

http://www.splendidwillow.com

Inty swetha said...

wow!! i love the pictures .. they look divine.
And the wallpaper is a cool idea.. its fantastic

My Notting Hill said...

Love the sharpie wall! I saw pics of a man who did his whole apt - with faux sharpie fireplace etc.