Remember “The Joy Of Painting” with Bob Ross

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We have all seen at least snippets here and there or have at least heard of Bob Ross before. This famous, calm man absolutely loved to paint and make people happy. Not only is he famous just in general for ha paintings and how to videos, but for that famous saying that we all know before I even have to say something, ” It’s just a happy little accident”. Yep, that’s the one! We all love this saying from Ross, because we know that things happen in life but we can’t always help it. But Ross would remind us that things may happen, but it’ll be okay in the end.

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Bob Ross’ TV show had originally aired in January of 1983. and lasted on PBS until May of 1994. It even had quite the run with a whopping 31 seasons under it’s belt before going off air. This gave a total of 403 episodes and with each lasting 30 mins, that gives a total of roughly 12,090 hours of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross to watch! How about that?

Remembering TV show “The Joy Of Painting” with Bob Ross in the 1980s was definitely a joy to all who watched it and for those continuing to let him live on through us learning how to do what he loved. Then we too, in turn can help to make ourselves happy and give others joy with our paintings.

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One of the most loved things about Ross’ painting videos was that even though they were only 30 mins each, he went slowly enough that if anyone wanted to then they could follow along with him and paint. They are so good for that that people now turn to date nights of painting with Bob Ross, because what more fun could you have then to have a romantic painting date night? Oh la la…

However, no matter the way that a painter teaches or explains how to do something, you have to experience it and Ross helped people do just that. His calm and grounded demeanor steadied many anxious hands that wanted to learn or pick a hobby back up. Here’s an example of Bob’s skillful teaching at work:

This therapeutic-like painter has won the hearts of many with his paintings. After Bob Ross started getting bigger and making more episodes, he started his painting website and started selling the types of brushes and painting items that he would use in his videos. People loved being able to get the same items that he uses and paint along side him, whether during his show of after while re watching it so that they can take it slower.

Now when you visit his website, there are many of his products available from paint brushes and canvases to some awesome gear to wear and maybe even take a class! Bob Ross was able to reach out to many people through his show, “The Joy Of Painting” with Bob Ross remember him by still watching his videos today and sharing with others. He will always be in our hearts, minds and paintings to come.

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