Bill Jameson Workshop April 2017


Working Large Without Fear

Bill Jameson
Three-Day Workshop
April 21-23, 2017
Friday & Saturday 10am -5pm
Sunday 12 – 5pm
$100 due by April 14th
Balance due April 21st
Total: $340

Village Artists Gallery, 631-8 Promenade Place, Columbia
(Next to Panera Bread in the Village at Sandhill Shopping Center)

This three-day workshop will be an intensive exploration of handling a large canvas. Leave your comfort zone and enjoy working a little or lot larger than your usual sizes. Become adept at making larger as well as better paintings and discover why some compositions are meant to be small works and others translate beautifully into a larger format.
Participants may work in any or all media. Born in Honea Path, SC, William “Bill” Jameson always felt strong ties to his native region. Today, he and his wife, Anne, also a painter, reside and paint in Saluda NC. Bill credits growing-up surrounded by the natural beauty and rich history of South Carolina with inspiring his childhood ambitions of becoming an artist.
After studying with Frank Rampola at the Ringling School of Art in Florida, Jameson continued his studies while teaching landscape painting and life drawing as a graduate assistant at the Institution Allende in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.
Bill’s passion for history and nature allow him to create
introspective landscapes embodying the full range of local color and timeless contrasts, whether the setting captures the brilliant, warm colors heralding the arrival of fall in the North Carolina mountains or the rich Tuscan countryside dotted with cool blue/green olive fields in bloom among the red-earth shades of freshly upturned soil. Rejecting the term “scene” in reference to these works, Bill defines his landscapes as “explorations.”
This approach to his subject matter enables Bill to create compositions that go beyond mere depictions of the surface beauty offered by the environs. Jameson explores his subject matter in detail, in the process revealing the mystery and profound power of nature. The effect is a literal and sentimental interpretation of nature; each painting is a reflection of the dual-relationship between man and nature; painter and observer.

A prolific painter, Bill continues pursuing his explorations of landscapes. He expresses his creative drive in this way, “The more I paint, the more I must paint. The need to paint is never diminished by having completed a painting, but rather there’s an immediate need to begin another.”

Supply list:


5 1/2” X 8” spiral. IMPORTANT: Roller ball pens

1- 30×40
1- 24×30 and/or any sizes larger than you’ve previously worked.
3 –8×10 0r 9×12 canvas panels

In addition to the normal brushes listed below. Please have a #12 filbert and a #12 round in white bristle.
#’s 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 assorted round, flat and filbert white bristle. I strongly recommend all these sizes in filberts in addition to an assortment in rounds and flats. Also #’s 2 and 4 in a round sable or synthetic sable.

Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Orange
French Ultramarine Blue
Ivory Black
Cobalt Blue
Burnt Sienna
Cadmium Red
Light Thalo Green
Cerulean Blue
Burnt Umber
Alizarin Crimson
Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Light
2.5 oz. Liquin (Winsor Newton)

Purchase only the best quality affordable in paints and brushes.

Palette knife (for mixing and cleaning palette), 2 clip-on palette cups, and 2 tuna or cat food cans.

Odorless mineral spirits, preferably Turpenoid, Blue Can,

Large empty can for mineral spirits

To pre-register, email Lee Breuer

This workshop is $340, you can make checks payable to Trenholm Artists Guild, or pay online here.