Oil Painting Portrait Workshop

August 29 – September 1, 2019 - @University of California - Irvine

Eric Armusik
One of the most gifted artists of our time, paints classical figurative art reminiscent of the Old Masters. His paintings are a declaration to the dramatic power of representational art, and a testimony to the tradition of epic storytelling.

Oil Painting Portrait Workshop - $499

Three days, 18 hours. Oil painting techniques, master the look of a dramatic portrait, citing the great masters like Caravaggio and Rembrandt . You will learn easy solutions to sketching, completing an initial painting, and learning how/when to put the finishing touches on a portrait.


Eric Armusik’s Portrait Workshop:

With over 25 years of professional experience as a figurative and portrait painter, artist Eric Armusik has a wealth of experience to share with you in this portrait workshop. You will learn easy solutions to sketching, completing an initial painted rough in and how and when to put the finishing touches on a portrait. If you've ever had questions about how to create realistic skin tones and how to address warm and cool parts of a face, this is the workshop for you. Eric has trained artists from around the world how to create great portraits using a pragmatic system that works. Whether you're completely new to painting the figure or if you have been working on this subject for years with questions, this is the workshop for you.

A progression photo of paintings of "Lady Macbeth" oil on panel 11 x 14"

Supply List:

Oil Paint - 37 ml tubes (Winsor Newton (not Winton) or Michael Harding)

  • Titanium White
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Umber
  • Ivory Black
  • French Ultramarine

* All non-water-soluble oils, thinner and mediums must be taken home for proper disposal. Students cannot pour any chemicals down the studio sink. For safety and convenience you may substitute with Winsor & Newton water-soluble oils

  • Panel - must be a smooth surface without a tooth - very important

11 x 14" smooth painting panel (Clayboard, Gessoboard or wood/masonite/metal panel with 3 coats of gesso sanded smooth)

Brushes - No preference on natural vs. synthetic brushes. What is important is that they are soft. No hogs hair brushes.

  • Assorted filbert brushes and round brushes size 0-6.
  • One large round brush (size 10)
  • 1 Large Flat (size 10)


I bottle of Liquin Fine Detail. (not plain Liquin - very important) or 1 bottle of water-soluble Linseed Oil, if using Winsor & Newton water-soluble oils.