Slater Mill

I sketched the Slater Mill in January from the other side with snow on the roof in black and white. I thought I would try a view from the Blackstone River with color. Modeled after cotton spinning mills first established in England, the Slater Mill is the first water-powered cotton spinning mill in North America to utilize the Arkwright system of cotton spinning. Construction of the machines, as well as a dam, waterway, waterwheel and mill was completed in 1793.  Pen and Ink sketch using FB Pitt pens with Holbein and Mission watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Alpha Series Sketchbook.

2015-07-30 Slater Mill

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4 thoughts on “Slater Mill

  1. Lisa Jacques July 31, 2015 / 9:43 am

    So much prettier without the snow!!

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