Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bob Ross Rocks

Painter Bob Ross was an inspiration for thousands of aspiring artists  through his long running PBS show. Whether I liked his work or not ( I sometimes did) I admired his enthusiasm and encouraging manner. I also must give credit to him for building a huge TV audience as well as a multi-million dollar art supply empire that continues to this day, more than a decade after his untimely death from cancer in 1995. Bob Ross was only 52. PBS just released  an homage in video that celebrates his quirky methods and personality. I got a real kick out of the video- have a look. It makes me want a Bob Ross t-shirt for Christmas.

More Bob Ross on Wikipedia


Sarah Miller said...

Oh my goodness! I remember watching him on PBS as a kid! Craziness.

Greg Newbold said...

Me too. Ok, so I wasn't as much of a kid, but still pretty early in my training.