Kandinsky was especially interested in color, even as a child. Beginning in his earlier, more realistic paintings, Kandinsky used color to show EMOTION rather than to make objects look real. He is considered one the first artists to create abstract art. As he grew as an artist he became more concerned with the power of color in describing what he was feeling. He began to paint patches of color instead of realistic details. He knew how to paint people and landscapes well but like abstract more than realistic. He was also a musician and was very interested how the two worked together. He claimed that when he heard music, he saw colors.
Herrera Kinder students used tissue paper and glue/water mix to cover the paper with colr, then used black paint to create the lines on the painting!!