The Joy of Painting, starring artist Bob Ross, was a long-running educational television series, which was syndicated — most probably — to a PBS station near you, and can still be found in reruns, today. The Joy of Painting ran from January 11, 1983, until it was cancelled after its final May 17, 1994 episode. Now Twitch is running a nine-day series marathon, starting today.
The Joy of Painting‘s gentle, sweet-natured Ross was known for his talent, wet-on-wet oil technique, and especially for his corny yet sincere exclamations as he painted “happy little trees,” and the like. Ross passed away on July 4, 1995, with complications from lymphoma. Scroll down for marathon details.
This channel will feature a marathon of “The Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross starting Thursday, October 29. Put on your creativity fro and create some happy trees alongside Bob Ross for 9 days of oil painting!
Robert Norman “Bob” Ross was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was best known as the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, a television program that aired on PBS in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
If you create along with Bob Ross, tweet out your creation to @twitchcreates!
Thanks to our friends at Janson Media and BobRoss Inc. for allowing us to broadcast this epic marathon!
Will you tune in for the marathon? What are your memories of The Joy of Painting? Please share them in the comments.
He was just such a soothing gentle person. Could not stop watching once i started lol and i do not paint.
He really was dear. I feel the same way. I remember staying home sick from school, lying on the couch, and watching Ross paint his happy little trees and clouds. What a gentle spirit.