June Mendoza, OBE, RP, ROI is one of the most eminent portrait painters of her generation having painted subjects as diverse as Her Majesty The Queen to Sir Terry Wogan. In this DVD she reveals her secrets.In Portrait Painting in Oil she paints a single and a double portrait and displays the skills that have won her commissions to paint some of the most famous people from around the world - from HRH the Prince of Wales to Sammy Davis Jnr.
She deals with materials, brush technique, posing the sitter and the key elements of composition. Composition one is a head and shoulders sketch taken to a fair degree of finish for a piece of its kind. Portrait two shows the first day's work on a much bigger piece with two sitters.
Duration: 118 mins
Format: English, PAL DVD
Thank you for giving me the opportunity of reviewing this Item. I was very disappointed. June Mendoza is obviously a great portrait artist, but she is far from being a good art teacher. The DVD is really 'Watch me paint'. The disc is full of apologies. This disc is not for those who want to learn about Portraiture. Not worth the money. David Fullalove (Devon) on 30 May 2010
Great DVD by a great portraitist. Tom Owen (Wednesbury, United Kingdom) on 21 May 2012