Bob Ross - The Joy of Painting - Season 24
Bob Ross teaches you how to paint beautiful works in oils in just 30 minutes. This is an educational show, but Bob makes it fun by injecting his teaching with humor, great tips, and a laid-back style. Bob assures us that "anyone can paint", and watching him mix and apply his colors on the canvas makes you believe it might be true.
Ross was the host of the public television series The Joy of Painting. The show ran from January 11, 1983 to May 17, 1994 and still appears in reruns in many broadcast areas and countries, including the PBS oriented Create. During each half-hour segment, Ross would instruct viewers in the art of oil painting using a quick-study technique that kept colors to a minimum and broke paintings down into simple steps that virtually anyone could follow. Art critic Mira Schor compared him to another PBS television host, noting that the softness of Ross's voice and the slow pace of his speech was similar to Fred Rogers.
Ross later founded his own successful line of art supplies and how-to books, and also offered painting classes taught by instructors trained in the "Bob Ross method," building a $15 million business. In a 1990 interview, Ross mentioned that all his programs were donated free of charge to PBS stations and that his earnings came instead from sales of his 20 books and 100 videotapes (the total to that date), as well as profits from some 150 Bob Ross-ATE teachers and a line of art materials sold through a national supplier. Ross also mentioned on the show "Towering Glacier" (#2341) that he donated all the paintings made on the show to PBS stations around the country to "help them out."
Ross also filmed wildlife footage, squirrels in particular, usually from his own garden. Small animals often appeared on his show, even during some of his trickier works, as he would often take in injured or abandoned squirrels and other assorted wildlife and look after them.
1. Gray Mountain
2. Wayside Pond
3. Teton Winter
4. Little Home In The Meadow
5. A Pretty Autumn Day
6. Mirrored Images
7. Back Country Path
8. Graceful Waterfall
9. Icy Lake [Steve Ross]10. Rowboat On The Beach
11. Portrait Of Winter
12. The Footbridge
13. Snowbound Cabin