Type
Reality/Game Show
Premiered
Jan. 11, 1983
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
PBS TV Network
Genre

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The Joy of Painting

The Joy of Painting is an American television show hosted by painter Bob Ross that teaches viewers techniques for landscape oil painting.

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Last Episode

31x13 Wilderness Day Aired: May. 17, 1994

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Completed/Ended
The show had 31 seasons and 403 episodes air between 1983 and 1994.

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  • Bob made three copies of every painting he made. The first copy always hid off screen, and Ross referred to it while the cameras rolled (none of his on-air paintings were spontaneous). Ross…
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    Bob made three copies of every painting he made. The first copy always hid off screen, and Ross referred to it while the cameras rolled (none of his on-air paintings were spontaneous). Ross painted a third copy when filming finished. This time, an assistant would stand behind him and snap photos of each brush stroke. These pictures went into Ross' "How to" books.
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  • Bob Ross worked for free on the show. Any income he made he got from his company, Bob Ross Incorporated, which still sells his name-brand art products.
  • If you look closely at Bob's left hard during close up shots of the palate, you can see he is missing the end of his index finger. His former business partner Annette Kowalski claimed that it…
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    If you look closely at Bob's left hard during close up shots of the palate, you can see he is missing the end of his index finger. His former business partner Annette Kowalski claimed that it was one of the only ways that people who knew him during his military career in Alaska would recognize him on the show, as he had a perm haircut while he was in the army before he got his trademark afro.
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