Ross died from lymphoma at the age of 52, on July 4, 1995, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The majority of his original oil paintings were donated to charities or to PBS stations. Today, Ross remains one of the best-known and highest-paid American painters. His legacy lives on through a number of facets, including a fan-based Twitter page of more than 15,000 followers.
Originally posted by Darkblade71
reply to post by Iamschist
Yeah, his voice was also so original. So soothing and calm, even when he made a happy little accident...lol
That's what I remember the most about Bob. Not just the beautiful paintings he made, but the man had such a calming effect. He was such a loving spirit that I dare say he radiated with it..
1. He Was a Military Man Ross' quiet voice and gentle demeanor made him the perfect host for The Joy of Painting, but those traits might have kept him from being the perfect soldier. Before Ross became a TV painter, he spent 20 years in the United States Air Force and retired with the rank of master sergeant. In fact, an early assignment to Alaska helped expose the Florida native to the snowy mountains and evergreens that would become staples of his art. Viewers might find it surprising that the serene Ross was an Air Force sergeant, and it sounds like the painter thought it was a little odd himself. He later told the Orlando Sentinel, "I was the guy who makes you scrub the latrine, the guy who makes you make your bed, the guy who screams at you for being late to work. The job requires you to be a mean, tough person. And I was fed up with it." When Ross retired from the Air Force, he allegedly vowed never to scream again, a plan that seems to have worked perfectly.
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
I have a question.
Did Bob inspire you to Paint?
After watching many of his shows for the novelty of his painting and personality, I decided to try it out. I bought a Bob Ross Master Painting kit for 50 bucks from a craft store. Painting is really as easy as Bob makes it look on TV.
See.. I can't draw, not even a straight line but these techniques Bob uses have been around for centuries and are proven. It's called Alla Prima or wet on wet painting. Many of the Masters used the Alla Prima style. This style is so easy to learn you can crank out nice landscapes in just a days practice and a little instruction. en.wikipedia.org...