GIBSON MILL, HARDCASTLE CRAGS,
"Approximately half a mile along the valley there is a 19th century cotton mill called Gibson Mill. The mill was water powered and has been renovated to demonstrate renewable energy sources and a sustainability strategy. It is surrounded by 400 acres (1.6 km2) of unspoilt woodland and crossed by 30 miles (48 km) of footpaths. The former cotton mill was one of the first powered mills built at the start of the Industrial Revolution"
A beautiful part of West Yorkshire and virtually impossible not to be inspired to sketch, photograph and create after visiting this awesome piece of National Trust heritage. Sepia Ink just seemed to lend itself to the subject for a naturally nostalgic look whilst using the media to both draw and paint.
The third image shows the thumbnail sketch used to develop the final painting along with others during development.