The Boyhood of Raleigh by Sir John Everett Millais, Bt 1870
I've been watching members of the Venture Art Group at work on an unusual project, part of the preparations to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of one of East Devon’s best known historical figures.
At 12.30pm on Tuesday 3 February, the panels were brought together for the first time.
“Look! The sailor’s fingers don’t match his hand.”
“Just a dab more Scarlet Lake I think.”
“I love the toucan!”
“I wanted to paint a complete ship but I could only find a photo of a Dutch vessel to copy from. Nobody’ll notice, will they?
“Just a little more burnt umber, I think.”
“We’ve had a lot of fun with this project.”
“It’s been a team effort - a lovely thing to do as a group.”