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 kamloopsmatters.com The Penticton Art Gallery has just announced “Happy Little Accidents,” an exhibition next year of 32 original paintings by pop-culture icon Bob Ross. The exhibition will be the first of its kind in Canada and one of the largest showings of Bob Ross paintings ever held in a public museum, according to art gallery curator […]
From Mashable.com BY NICOLE GALLUCCI Someone made a Bob Ross painting in ‘Minecraft’ and it’s absolutely delightful. Bob Ross is an absolute legend and his art can be celebrated in many different ways. Some talented painters challenge themselves to recreate his work, while others simply watch his painting videos to unwind. But a few special minds, like […]
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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 […]