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9 April 2007

Bob Ross

When I was a kid, I used to love watching The Joy of Painting.

The Joy of Painting was hosted by Bob Ross and ran on PBS from 1983 to 1995. During each half-hour segment, Ross would instruct viewers in the art of oil painting by creating an entire landscape.

With a soothing voice, he would describe the subjects of his paintings in such terms as "happy little trees" and "pretty little mountains". He believed that everyone had inherent artistic talent and the potential of becoming an accomplished artist given time, practice, and encouragement.

Bob was fond of saying, "We don't make mistakes, we just have happy little accidents."

image: wikipedia.org



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhhh Bob Ross...waking up from a nap on a Saturday afternoon to hear his soothing voice and then watch him create a beautiful work of art, he made it seem so easy !!
Auntie Mousse

7:42 pm  
Blogger Jason Stockl said...

Lazy Saturday afternoons are synonymous with PBS...

7:17 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Along with Bob Ross I remember an older gentleman with gray hair with a similar show. I cannot remember his name though. He was also on PBS.

1:08 am  
Blogger Nanuk of the North, older but no wiser said...

You can't talk about Bob Ross without using the word "soothing". He was great.

11:36 am  
Blogger Retro Attic said...

Ooooh, I remember him! He had the most pleasant voice!

6:54 pm  

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