Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Art with Heart

Ruth Elizabeth Hayes

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"All I know is that I love it."  That direct emotional connection is often what inspires us to paint and it is often what inspires a purchase of a piece of art. During the past year the Art Gallery of Ontario had a number of paintings by Mark Rothko as part of their exhibit of Abstract Expressionists. I've always been moved by his use of colour and found it interesting to read a quote posted near his work.
I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions. And the fact that a lot of people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures show that I can communicate these basic human emotions"
February can be a month of winter blahs and it's hard not to miss the commercial red hearts plastered everywhere, but what touches our hearts with beauty, light, or humour?
Colour is a direct connection to feelings. Sunday February 19th explore the use of colour in a one day watercolour workshop. It starts at 10 am and ends at 3:00 pm.