Coach House

The Story Behind the Urban Sketching

Sketch No 6 from Miles Historical Village is the coach house with all the wheels on the outside of the building. This looked fun until I started to paint the ones on an angle.

In front of the building was a wonderful hand pump surrounded by a brightly coloured garden which I’m also thinking of sketching at some stage. For the moment i’m not very good with watercolour flowers, so this will have to wait for a few months time.

I probably made one of my biggest lack of observation mistakes. I didn’t look inside the building, if I had of done I would have found a fantastic Cobb & Co Coach inside. I’m so disappointed that I didn’t sketch this coach and make it part of my first range of greeting cards, but its definitely going to be in the second collection.

My Sketching and Painting Process

Quick pencil sketch about 5min or less, I’m not really sure I will have to time it one day.

Pen on top of the pencil outlines as you can see I have made a few more adjustments to the wheels.

Pen with all the pencil work rubbed out.

Watercolour added and this time I was trying to add a little more colour to the building because it was almost black timber.

I thought If I could splash a little bit of red around the building it would brighten it up a little.

I’m absolutely loving painting the tin roofs on these old buildings and an interesting addition was the little information plaques on the walls.

If I was to do another sketch of this building I would probably add some horses outside.

Watercolour Paint, Ink & Paper

I use Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour on Arches France Watercolour Paper, 300g Hot Pressed.

Tombo Brush Pens N15, N45, N55, N60, N65, N95 and Faber Castell Fine-liners 0.05, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7

My painting come from my own experiences that I have photographed while traveling. By reading this blog, you as a viewer can now hear The Story Behind the Painting. Where, when, what was happening while I was photographing the wildlife.
If you want more details about my adventures checkout my travel blog website 

Enjoy, Chris Osborne

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