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Monday, April 20, 2009

20 April 2009

“Falling by Kathy Panton, etsy seller KathyPanton

This is a print of a gouache painting by Kathy Panton entitled “Falling.” The composition acts on three main elements: color, shape, and movement. The color is quite striking. It’s bold, bright, and saturated. The red, magenta, orange, yellow, and green are present in their purest most saturated hues. And these colors pop because they are presented against each other in the context of how they mix as colors. The muddier, duller, earthier tones that occur when saturated colors mix cause contrast. Another form of contrast is shape: the globular dot-like clusters of color that occur on the top half of the picture plane. They are organic and almost cellular. And they morph into a plane of a different and more abstract presentation of color at the bottom half of the composition. This morphing of shape and simultaneous change of color creates movement within the piece. It’s a device that directs the viewer’s eyes from one end of the composition to the other, from top to bottom.
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On a technical note for those of you wondering what the difference between gouache and watercolor is: gouache paint is like watercolor paint but has a chalk substance added to it so that the paint is more opaque as opposed to being transparent.

“Roam” by the B-52s from the album “Cosmic Thing”

artist: Wassily Kandinsky
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky 16 December 1866 – 13 December 1944) was a famous 20th Century artist, known primarily for his abstract paintings, he was also a print maker and art theorist. He was born in Moscow, Russia. He studied law and economics at the University of Moscow. He became a professor at University of Dorpat, but had become so fascinated by art that he left for Munich to enroll in Anton Azbe's private painting school. He went on to study at the Munich Acedemy of the Arts. He formed Der Blaue Reiter (translation: The Blue Rider) with Franz Marc and other German expressionists. He is best known for his expressionist works, focusing on color and abstract patterns, and for the theory he postulated in his published book “Concerning the Spiritual in Art” about the relationship between music and painting.



  1. Yum! That licorice site looks delicious! Beautiful art, too!

  2. love your description :) will be coming back for more!

  3. Very lovely painting!

    I think more people are (re) discovering Kandinsky; I think that is awesome!


  4. That is a cool print. I love the way it looks like it is being washed away.

  5. Very yummy and lovely!

  6. Love the print! Its so pretty!


  7. girl, all of your works that i`ve seen in etsy too are wonderfull! can you tell us more about this technic that you use... please:)