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The Joy of Painting

  • 1984
  • Season 4
  • 52 episodes
  • Arts and culture
  • Documentary and factual

Summary

Happy little trees and soothing words. Thirty minutes of bliss, as art and ASMR sensation Bob Ross illustrates perfect, peaceful painting in his own gentle, genuine style. American painter Bob Ross offers soothing words of encouragement to viewers and painting hobbyists in an enormously popular series that has captivated audiences worldwide since 1982. Ross is a cult figure, with nearly two million Facebook followers and 3,000 instructors globally. His soothing, nurturing personality is therapy for the weary, and his respect for nature and wildlife helps heighten environmental awareness. In the series, Ross demonstrates his unique painting technique, which eliminates the need for each layer of paint to dry. In real time, he creates tranquil scenes taken from nature, including his trademark ‘happy’ clouds, cascading waterfalls, snow-covered forests, serene lakes and distant mountain summits. Many of Bob’s faithful viewers are not painters at all. They are relaxing and unwinding with Bob’s gentle manner and encouraging words, captivated by the magic taking place on the canvas.

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Episode 44: Covered Bridge Oval

Summary

Bob Ross offers a few art tips as he paints a picture of a frozen stream under the shelter of a grand, covered bridge

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