Late American artist and television host Bob Ross has inspired artists with his can-do approach to painting for nearly 40 years. During the 11-year run of The Joy of Painting, an instructional painting program, the pop culture icon taught viewers of all skill levels how to pick up a paintbrush with confidence. Now, in addition to these popular video tutorials, Ross’ fans and followers can find artistic inspiration in the new book, Painting with Bob Ross.
Featuring full-color reproductions of 16 landscape paintings by Ross, this title invites painters to follow in his footsteps and “make beautiful things happen on canvas.” Next to each painting, readers will find a comprehensive list of the tools and materials required, including specific paintbrushes and particular oil paints. Finally, much like each episode of The Joy of Painting, every spread explains how to recreate the piece with the step-by-step instructions given by Ross himself.
By offering high-quality images, detailed supply lists, and expert advice straight from the artist, Painting with Bob Ross assures the authenticity of each art lesson, providing painters with ample, anxiety-free guidance and keeping Ross’ words and legacy alive. After all, it was Ross himself who once noted that “all you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.”
A perfect resource for seasoned painters and amateur artists alike, Quarto Publishing Group‘s Painting with Bob Ross will hit the shelves on October 9, 2018. You can pre-order your own copy on Amazon.