Bob Ross ‘The Joy of Painting’ Free on YouTube

Cooped up indoors, we’re starting to know, if we didn’t already, the significance of comfortable little timber. Bob Ross at all times knew, which is why we love him, and his TV present, The Pleasure of Portray. The present aired on PBS from 1983 to 1994, however you possibly can watch the complete 31 seasons without spending a dime on YouTube now.

In case you’ve by no means seen the present, or if it stays only a obscure reminiscence out of your childhood, right here’s what you possibly can count on: In every episode, Painter Bob Ross paints an image, normally of a scene from nature. He explains his course of as he goes so you possibly can comply with alongside at house.

The present is a cult favourite even amongst those that aren’t portray alongside and don’t actually plan to color ever. Ross speaks in light voice, and the sounds of his brush spreading, dabbing, and scraping paint throughout the canvas work as a type of pre-ASMR. 

Though every episode brings a brand new portray, the whole lot else stays constant: Ross’s curly hair and button-up shirts, the angle at which he stands earlier than the easel, the affirmations he offers, whereas portray, about how errors aren’t any massive deal. The present has a form, healthful, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood really feel (PBS created soothing musical remixes of each exhibits on YouTube in 2012).

Within the episode “At Daybreak’s Mild” (Season 23, Episode 7), Ross offers credit score to the crew that helps him put collectively his present. “It solely takes a couple of minutes to color that opening,” he says, in regards to the preview clip that runs originally of the episode, “however it takes numerous implausible folks practically all day to provide that little 30-second factor that you simply see.”

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