Painting with Bob Ross: Learn to paint in oil step by step! by Bob Ross IncPainting with Bob Ross—with artwork created by Bob Ross himself using his specially formulated oil paints, brushes, basecoats, and other tools—introduces artists and Bob Ross fans to the basics of painting landscapes. Everyone will enjoy Painting with Bob Ross, as his “happy accidents” approach makes this challenging subject matter enjoyable for all ages, regardless of skill level and materials used.
“All you need is the desire to make beautiful things happen on canvas…” —Bob Ross
In 1982, The Joy of Painting made its debut on public television. The unrehearsed, unedited show soon became a favorite among aspiring artists and painters. Almost 40 years and 403 episodes after his on-air debut, and decades after his untimely passing, Bob Ross still has enormous global popularity as a beloved painter, affable TV personality, and cultural icon.
With this guide, you can learn to paint a happy tree in seconds, just like Bob Ross! Painting with Bob Ross introduces you to the tools and materials you need to paint beautiful landscapes, as well as basic painting techniques, such as how to load your brush and how to paint with a knife.
Following the introduction are 16 painting projects, each with a complete list of tools and materials needed and instructions for preparing the canvas. Jump into painting with step one, then follow the full-color painting progressions and clearly written instructions until you’ve reached the final step—and your new, joyful work of art! This is the only Bob Ross book with all-color images.
Even if you’re brand new to painting, remember that Bob said, “Talent is nothing more than a pursued interest. All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” Throughout this book, Bob’s quotes encourage you to keep going.
So grab your copy of Painting with Bob Ross, relax and unwind, and paint a Bob Ross-inspired landscape! You can paint graceful mountains, ocean waves crashing onto rocks, a winter cabin, a lakeside path, a deep forest river, and many more breathtaking views. And don’t forget to sign each of your masterpieces once you’ve completed the last step!
Bob Ross - Towering Peaks (Season 10 Episode 1)
Dan is a family man, having raised two children, and has long been interested in the cultural, political, and social roots of our society. Somewhere between 10 and years ago I used to watch a TV show about oil painting. It featured a crazy, bushy haired guy painting outdoor scenes with "happy little trees" and mountain scenes. Although not an artist by any means, I always thought I could do that and really wanted to try, but never found the time or money. Then, two years ago, my wonderful wife bought me a starter kit from the Bob Ross Joy of Painting series; the very man I had watched years ago. She also bought me an easel and some other supplies, and I, Dan Harmon, began to paint with oil.
There are many reasons why you would want to start painting. You've watched Bob Ross create mighty mountains and emerald lakes with just a few strokes of his brush and want to follow in his foot steps. You're looking for a new hobby that is not only cheap , but incredibly fun and great for your mental health. A bonding experience for you and your significant other or your kids. Maybe you're all about business and looking for a new side hustle and a new and easy way to earn money. Or you've finally decided to take things into your own hands and paint the painting you're dreaming of for years.
As a recent educational homage demonstrates, quite a lot! With his soothing delivery and the obvious joy he took in his creative process, Bob Ross made painting look easy and, perhaps even more important, fun. You can watch all four Bob Ross—inspired Photoshop Sketch tutorial videos at the bottom of this page. And as a special treat, we are sharing some of the custom brushes and color palettes used in the tutorial. Download them from this CC Library.
Step 1: The Grandeur of Summer
For over twenty years, new fans have continued to seek out the half-hour long instructional videos, along with its mesmerizingly mellow, easily spoofed host. That covers all 31 seasons. Perhaps they preferred sad clowns or big-eyed children to scenic landscapes of the sort that would not have looked out of place in a 's motel Or perhaps Ross, himself, was the big draw. Like Mister Rogers, Ross spoke softly, using direct address to create an impression of intimacy between himself and the viewer. Twenty years in the military had soured him on barked-out, rigid instructions.
Bob Ross, born in Florida on October 29, , discovered oil painting while he was enlisted in the U. Air Force in the early s. He studied the "wet-on-wet" technique, which allowed him to produce complete paintings in less than an hour. He was raised in Orlando, Florida. After dropping out of school in the ninth grade, Ross served in the U. Air Force. During his service, he took his first painting lesson at an Anchorage, Alaska United Service Organizations club.