There is a mystery about ruins that invites explor-ation and imagination. The eye creates the hierachy of the image to to tell the story of what interests me. My hand follows my eye, repeating the visual journey through the site.


The use of watercolor creates a tactile surface of color and light.  The colors mix while wet creating the movement of color and light to mimic the movement of my eye. The result is using color to define the subject and the sparing use of line to define texture rather than mass.


The use of negative space,the white of the paper puts the compositions in motion,many have a pivot point that moves the eye through the subject. Dramatic, low points of view hint at the monumentality of the ruins. 






Tom Leytham

50 State Street

Montpelier, Vermont 05602


802 229 0430



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