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The Joy of Painting was an American television show hosted by painter Bob Ross that taught its viewers techniques for landscape oil painting. Although Ross could complete a painting in half an hour, the intent of the show was not to teach viewers "speed painting". Rather, he intended for viewers to learn certain techniques within the time that the show was allotted. The show began on January 11, 1983, and lasted until May 17, 1994, a year before Ross' death.

  1. Bob Ross


Series Cast

  1. Bob Ross as Self - Host

    Bob Ross

    Self - Host

    403 Episodes

  2. Steve Ross


    13 Episodes

  3. Dana Jester


    3 Episodes

  4. Dorothy Dent


    1 Episode

  5. Diane André


    1 Episode

  6. Audrey Golden


    1 Episode

  7. Joyce Ortner


    1 Episode

  8. Ferne Sirois


    1 Episode

  9. Ben Stahl


    1 Episode

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Season 31 - The Joy of Painting

Season 31

1994 | 13 Episodes

Season 31 of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross features the following wonderful painting instructions: Reflections of Calm, Before the Snowfall, Winding Stream, Tranquility Cove, Cabin in the Hollow, View from Clear Creek, Bridge to Autumn, Trail’s End, Evergreen Valley, Balmy Beach, Lake at the Ridge, In the Midst of Winter, and Wilderness Day.

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Type Documentary

Original Language English


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