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.