Using colour to convey emotion in art

As a painter, John Cutruzzola of Brampton, Ontario, has a palette of colours available to him to create his pieces. Artists choose certain colours for different reasons. Some wish to reflect reality as best as possible, mimicking the colours as they appear in the world. Others choose colours for esthetic purposes, or to create harmony in the composition. Some artists use colour as a way to convey the feelings and emotions attached to the piece. These colours can be symbolic rather than realistic.