That tingling feeling
We’ve all felt it, that mesmerizing effect that Bob can have on you. You’re watching along as Bob paints and all of a sudden you look up and realize you’ve watched the whole show.
Bob has that effect on you and it’s not a crazy notion. It’s real and it happens to everybody.
It’s called ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and it’s that static feeling you get at the back of your neck and down your spine and Bob is at the center of it.
The Bob Ross Effect
Dr. Craig Richards of Shenandoah University explains the scientific phenomenon behind the tingles.
On Sunday March 1, 2020, the Bob Ross ‘Dream Team’ – seven of the best Certified Bob Ross Instructors in the country – taught over 125 people how to put their dream on canvas – at the Smithsonian (!) in Washington D.C.
The Smithsonian loves Bob Ross – they plan to craft up an amazing exhibit honoring Television’s Favorite Painter very soon, but in the meantime – let’s paint, they said.
Special friends of the Smithsonian from all around the country came to enjoy an incredible afternoon of painting plus an informative lecture from the curator about Bob Ross and the exhibit to come.
Watch this inspiring video from Air Force veteran Robert Kingery and learn how becoming a Bob Ross instructor changed his life.
The Gamma Rho Lambda sorority hosted a Bob Ross painting event with hopes of providing University of Iowa students with a place to express their creativity.
In recent years, artist Bob Ross, best known for his nature-themed painting tutorials, has had a massive spike in popularity amongst young adults after his PBS series became available on Netflix and YouTube.
Ross’ videos have accumulated millions of views and have reached nearly every corner of the internet, as well as the Gamma Rho Lambda sorority at The University of Iowa.
With his soothing voice and demeanor, the late Bob Ross became a public television icon on the level of Big Bird with The Joy of Painting. And in recent years, a plethora of Ross merchandise has hit shelves, proving that the painter is just as relevant as ever. And in addition to all the painting kits, coloring books, and socks in his likeness on the market, you can now tuck the hirsute painter into bed with a new Bob Ross plush doll.
Plush company Bleacher Creatures has just unveiled a 10-inch soft fabric doll of Ross, complete with oil palette and signature bushy mane. And unlike some plush figures, Ross is able to stand on his own two feet.
Like many of us, I’m guilty of falling down the proverbial rabbit hole known as the internet from time to time.
On this occasion, I came across a YouTube video of regular folks (i.e., non-artists) enjoying what they called a "Bob Ross Paint Night". I had heard of The Joy of Painting author and PBS television host before but had never given him much thought. But since I’ve recently started dabbling in watercolour painting for fun and relaxation, I thought I’d give his tutorials a try (even though he used oil paints as his medium of choice).
With the beautiful colors in our Friday morning sky, Sherry couldn’t resist channeling her inner Bob Ross to help her with the forecast on Good Day Las Vegas. You could feel his presence, right? Take a listen.
The star piece of Monday, Jan. 13's exhibition opening was scheduled to arrive at 5 p.m. and leave at 7 p.m. Until then, there was an empty easel among the featured drawings, paintings and sculptures featured in the Transformative Power of Public Television Art Show at the Zeitgeist Arts building.
Ultimately, it arrived a little early. The small painting (year, date, circumstances unknown) was propped in a place of prominence with, fittingly, artist Mary Plaster’s larger-than-life Mr. Rogers puppet looming behind it.
There was much buzz about this rare sighting.
“What I heard is a lot of people talking, ‘Did you get a chance to see the Bob Ross?’” Larry Erickson, WDSE-WRPT’s director of engineering and operations reported the next day.
Read the whole story here: https://www.inforum.com/entertainment/art/4865744-Original-Bob-Ross-painting-rediscovered-in-Duluth
American mixed martial artist and former freestyle wrestler, Henry Cejudo, stops by the Yahoo Sports studio to talk MMA, winning a gold medal at the Olympics, and Bob Ross's cultural impact.
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 YouTuber SmallishBeans, take Bob Ross paintings to the next level.
SmallishBeans recently set out to recreate one of the famous artist's pieces using Minecraft blocks, and guess what? It worked!
Using the game's creative mode, SmallishBeans started by building a massive frame for his digital painting. Then, he went on the make the mountains, snow, a lake, trees, and more.
Though it's unclear which mods SmallishBeans used specifically to recreate the painting, he did have some help. In some instances he can be seen quickly placing (and replacing) large chunks of blocks quickly — the work of a mod — and in others he places and adjusts each individual block by hand uses basic Minecraft controls.
It's also worth nothing that before SmallishBeans started building he logged in to a second account and positioned his second character in front of the frame so that he'd be able to see how his digital masterpiece looked in real time. (He even included a time lapse of its construction at the end.)
Overall, we think Bob Ross would be a huge fan of the Minecraft version of his art. How about you?
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 Paul Crawford.
“I’m really curious about the phenomenon of Bob Ross,” Crawford says, explaining he was inspired by a New York Times story earlier this year when the newspaper set out to find the Bob Ross paintings.
Read the whole story here: https://www.kamloopsmatters.com/