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2012-07-18 09:45:48 AM  
Our house was a Bill Alexander house.

I don't know if Bob Ross learned at the feet of the master or he just ripped off the schtick, but either way the "almighty palette knife" and "mighty fan brush" and "happy little trees" were Alexander's in my brain, and when I first saw Ross doing it, it felt like a cheap knock off.
 
2012-07-18 09:55:20 AM  
This is the third thread in two days with Bob Ross in it.

Freaky.
 
2012-07-18 11:28:17 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: This is the third thread in two days with Bob Ross in it.

Freaky.


There can never be enough Bob Ross. Never.

/floats away on a happy cloud
 
2012-07-18 11:51:28 AM  
Until YouTube pulled them all down about 4 years ago I would fall asleep watching him every night.
Now I have whisper videos, specifically FerretWhispers.
But nothing compares to Bob using the knife mixing the paint or scraping the canvas.

/ASMR FTW
 
2012-07-18 11:54:58 AM  
No matter what was going on in your life, watching Bob for a half hour made it all okay.
 
2012-07-18 12:06:03 PM  

unlikely: I don't know if Bob Ross learned at the feet of the master or he just ripped off the schtick, but either way the "almighty palette knife" and "mighty fan brush" and "happy little trees" were Alexander's in my brain, and when I first saw Ross doing it, it felt like a cheap knock off.


Bob Ross was a student of William Alexander, and dedicated the first episode of the second season of "Joy of Painting" to his master for teaching him the "wet-on-wet" technique. Alexander considered Ross a "mighty man" at first, but when Ross' art supplies business Bob Ros Incorporated became larger than Alexander's own business Alexander Art, he felt "betrayed" and claimed Ross was copying him and thinking he was better at "wet-on-wet" than Alexander.
 
2012-07-18 12:13:31 PM  

Arxane: unlikely: I don't know if Bob Ross learned at the feet of the master or he just ripped off the schtick, but either way the "almighty palette knife" and "mighty fan brush" and "happy little trees" were Alexander's in my brain, and when I first saw Ross doing it, it felt like a cheap knock off.

Bob Ross was a student of William Alexander, and dedicated the first episode of the second season of "Joy of Painting" to his master for teaching him the "wet-on-wet" technique. Alexander considered Ross a "mighty man" at first, but when Ross' art supplies business Bob Ros Incorporated became larger than Alexander's own business Alexander Art, he felt "betrayed" and claimed Ross was copying him and thinking he was better at "wet-on-wet" than Alexander.


"When I left you, I was but a learner. Now I am the master. Here's a nice mountain."
 
2012-07-18 12:17:17 PM  
Those trees appeared rather indifferent.
 
2012-07-18 12:20:23 PM  
uncleacid

No matter what was going on in your life, watching Bob for a half hour made it all okay.

True.
 
2012-07-18 12:36:08 PM  

unlikely: I don't know if Bob Ross learned at the feet of the master or he just ripped off the schtick


He learned it from Alexander.
 
2012-07-18 01:28:54 PM  
uncleacid: No matter what was going on in your life, watching Bob for a half hour made it all okay.

True. And until I discovered Fark, I thought watching Bob Ross quietly paint for 30 minutes was my private thing that nobody else did.
 
2012-07-18 01:56:14 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: uncleacid: No matter what was going on in your life, watching Bob for a half hour made it all okay.

True. And until I discovered Fark, I thought watching Bob Ross quietly paint for 30 minutes was my private thing that nobody else did.


I bought the entirety of Season 19 for therapeutic reasons.
 
2012-07-18 03:49:43 PM  
I used to think the guy was funny until i actually watched him recently.. then i am more like " I hate my life...." wish i had a small bit of that talent and happiness:)
 
2012-07-18 04:09:30 PM  
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I like the happy tree that a friend of mine painted.

/its my tree now technically since i bought it
 
2012-07-19 12:43:32 AM  
Netflix has finally made available Bob Ross instruction DVDs. I've loaded up my queue and will have one to watch this weekend.
 
2012-07-19 12:46:22 AM  

I. M. Foreman: Netflix has finally made available Bob Ross instruction DVDs. I've loaded up my queue and will have one to watch this weekend.


Get the three hour workshop. The other one-hour ones are basically just hour-long episodes.
 
2012-07-19 01:39:52 AM  
How about a NSFW for this filth subby?
 
2012-07-19 08:38:15 AM  

jimpoz: I. M. Foreman: Netflix has finally made available Bob Ross instruction DVDs. I've loaded up my queue and will have one to watch this weekend.

Get the three hour workshop. The other one-hour ones are basically just hour-long episodes.


I got the "Getting Started" disc up first. Will add the three-hour one in my queue. I'm guessing he goes more in-depth in the hour-long discs seeing as the PBS episodes were only 30 minutes?
 
2012-07-19 09:20:12 AM  

I. M. Foreman: jimpoz: I. M. Foreman: Netflix has finally made available Bob Ross instruction DVDs. I've loaded up my queue and will have one to watch this weekend.

Get the three hour workshop. The other one-hour ones are basically just hour-long episodes.

I got the "Getting Started" disc up first. Will add the three-hour one in my queue. I'm guessing he goes more in-depth in the hour-long discs seeing as the PBS episodes were only 30 minutes?


It's been a while since I've seen the hour-long discs, but from what I remember they're just extended episodes. But by all means still get them, especially if your PBS station doesn't rerun his show. (Mine doesn't. A few years ago I was staying at my parents' house while recovering from surgery, and Bob was on PBS there. I made sure to record his show every day.)

The three-hour workshop is divided into 5 sections: a half hour each on skies, mountains, water, and trees, followed by a one-hour painting where he demonstrates common mistakes and how to correct them.
 
2012-07-19 12:51:04 PM  
We are just going to put a little bush down here, and that will be our little secret. And if you tell anyone about this bush I will hunt you down!"
 
2012-07-19 07:17:24 PM  
This sooooo needs to be autotuned.

Doot doo doot, or whatever. pops right out.

When I say large, I mean it don't I?

Two inch, right in there.

Push up on it, look at that!

Smashin' it right there.

Right there into the camera. Gee whiz that'll wear your arm out.

Just go up in there a little higher.
 
2012-07-19 09:31:08 PM  

Triumph: How about a NSFW for this filth subby?


Happy little tree porn!

"Always give it a friend."
 
2012-07-21 01:49:26 PM  

unlikely: Our house was a Bill Alexander house.

I don't know if Bob Ross learned at the feet of the master or he just ripped off the schtick, but either way the "almighty palette knife" and "mighty fan brush" and "happy little trees" were Alexander's in my brain, and when I first saw Ross doing it, it felt like a cheap knock off.


I heard Alexander was pissed at Ross for learning from him then basically stealing the technique for his own show.

I liked that retired SS guy too for his sound effects.
 
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