Bob Ross is one of the most beloved painters of his generation, and he focused almost exclusively on the outdoors. Depicting the “happy trees” and “friendly mountains” of Alaska and the greater western U.S. for his TV show, The Joy of Painting, he earned a following that has only grown since his death. But surprisingly little is known about his life. Famously private, he granted only a handful of interviews and never really spoke about his deeper motivations. So how should we remember Bob Ross, and what does his art say about the natural world? Data journalist Walter Hickey took on these questions, analyzing all 381 of the paintings Ross did for his show. What he found will have you looking at the artist in a whole new light.
From Flowingdata.com Fathom Information Design recently made tools to find patterns in documents of text. Using custom tools we’ve built to understand large document sets, we analyzed the transcripts of all 403 episodes of Bob Ross’ “The Joy of Painting”
From the Loudoun Times-Mirror Fans of Bob Ross, an American painter who is best known for his PBS TV program “The Joy of Painting,” will be able to see the largest collection of his artwork ever displayed on the East Coast this September in Purcellville. Twenty-four paintings will be on display at Franklin Park Performing […]
From Bob Ross and RP Kids. Bob gets an idea to help out his friend Peapod the Squirrel in this story about America’s favorite painter and his furry little friend. Chock full of Bob’s soft-spoken wisdom and humor author Rob Pearlman and illustrator Jason Kayser have created a joyful and imaginative tale about the adventure […]