Ten Seasons of ‘The Joy of Painting’ Are Now Streaming for Free

Join Bob Ross and create some happy trees

Mellow out and let Bob Ross show you why “anybody can paint” in his long-running series The Joy of Painting. Ten seasons of the show are now streaming for free on his official Youtube channel.

The instructional series premiered in 1983 and featured Ross, an art instructor turned icon, who carried on the show for 31 seasons. He taught viewers oil painting techniques with his calming commentary and giant hair.

Ross retired from The Joy of Painting in 1994 and passed away one year later at the young age of 52 after a losing battle with lymphoma.

Check out the season one playlist below.


(Photo courtesy of “The Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross via Facebook)