Painting in the style of Bob Ross
Robert Norman Ross, better known as Bob Ross, was indeed a well-known American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was born on October 29, 1942, in Daytona Beach, Florida, and passed away on July 4, 1995, at the age of 52.
Bob's service in the United States Air Force
After a 20-year career in the United States Air Force, Ross discovered a passion for painting and pursued it as a full-time career. He traveled the country as a salesman and tutor, teaching the wet-on-wet oil painting technique, which he later popularized on his TV show.
Bob Ross Discovers The Joy of Painting
The Joy of Painting debuted on PBS in 1983 and ran for 11 years, with Ross teaching viewers how to paint landscapes and natural scenes using his trademark calm demeanor and soothing voice. His show became a cultural phenomenon and made him a beloved figure in the art world.
In addition to his long running television show, Ross founded Bob Ross Inc.. His namesake company produced and sold his line of art supplies and class recordings. The company also offered art classes taught by other artists trained in Ross's techniques.
Despite painting an estimated 30,000 paintings during his lifetime, Ross's original works are rare on the art market, as most of them are owned by Bob Ross Inc. However, his legacy lives on through his popular TV show, which continues to inspire new generations of artists.