Miles Motor Garage

The Story Behind the Urban Sketching

Sketch No 8 from the Miles Historical Village is the Miles motor garage, lots of Information and detail in this artwork. I was a little unsure how this one was going to turn out, I must admit not one of my favourite especially after such a good tractor sketch the day before.

My Sketching and Painting Process

This pencil sketch took a little longer than normal because of all the detail.

Sketch with pencil work over top so the Information doesn’t disappear once you start adding the watercolour paint.

Once again I loved working on all the sheet metal and the junk around the garage.

I was a little unsure as how dark to paint all the shadows inside the garage because I wanted to show as much of the car and counter as possible.

Can you see the mechanics legs under the car, these actually made me jump the first time I saw them.

I was going to add a nice blue sky to this painting but decided that I’d added way too much Information and detail to start experimenting now.

Lettering is not one of my strong skill sets and I really wish I had taken a little more time on it. Oh well I’ll learn for next time.

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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