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.
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From Bustle.com Not going to lie: Occasionally, I look at the scenery I can see outside my office window and think, “Gee, I wish I had the skill to paint all those happy little trees.” And hey, guess what? If you also sometimes find yourself in a similar boat, you can now learn to paint […]
From The New York Times Bob Ross painted more than 1,000 landscapes for his television show — so why are they so hard to find? We solve one of the internet’s favorite little mysteries. In this video and article from The New York Times, discover what happened to all Bob Ross’ paintings, how Bob Ross […]