Monday, November 03, 2008

hole card

I have never been a card player, however one "hole card" that is no longer a secret with me, I would like to share with you.  I learned this trick from an incredible teacher that I took art lessons from way back while in High School here.  If we were painting from a photograph, one tool that we learned to use was to simply "hole punch" a card and place it over the color that you were trying to see and "voila" you would somehow have a sort of "gps" to find the color.
Try it and you will readily see the color that you need, a hole-in-one of sorts.

21 comments:

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh I love that idea. So simple yet I never thought of it. I can't wait to try it.

Love the different backround colors everyday. I love to check up on you in the morning and see the latest color combo!

Joyce said...

Thanks Patricia for sharing more about the "hole card" I had some questions but didn't want to ask and sound silly, now I have the answers. I love your hole cards. Do you save all of them?

Kwana said...

I remember that trick. So clever. Great picture.

pve design said...

joyce,
I try to save some but I also try really hard at throwing out...
patricia

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Brilliant! I suspect I'll have a chance to pass this technique on to Abbott before I know it.

porter hovey said...

What a great trick! Thanks for sharing!!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Just brilliant.

heidi said...

LOVE it! Show us more trix!

Jamie's Foggy Musings said...

I look at your blog nearly everyday, and I really enjoy the sketches and photos you share. Watching the artistic process for other artists is so interesting. Though what I design (jewelry) is a little different, I have a sort of process, but your process gives me new ideas.

simply seleta said...

Holey Moly, I love your trick! [sorry, couldn't resist]

{ Becca } said...

Good tip! Thanks!

Julia said...

What a brilliant idea!

Summer said...

i love this idea- simple little tricks are my favorite

milly (elephants&redwoods) said...

So I assume it makes it stand out more when you do that? GOOD trick!!

Rachel said...

What a great trick! Of course, I can't paint, but I think I could use this for other things as well - it will help me "see" colors better in photographs.

LindsB said...

That is so cool! I love that, its so simple, yet I never would have come up with it.

Thanks for posting this!

Fifi Flowers said...

Thanks for the tip... I've never heard of that... I will DEFINITELY give it a try TONIGHT!
Merci Beaucoup!
Fifi

Tara said...

Patricia

Huh! I am going to pass this info onto my FIT son!

:0)
Tara

pve design said...

tara and all commenters....
glad you like this "holey" idea....
hope you each have a wonderful time as you create, blog and live an artful life.
pve

ALL THE BEST said...

That's great!!! Thank you for sharing!

The 5 Bickies said...

That is such a neat technique! Just wish the talent was that easy to "zero" in on!