Bob Ross is BIG business! He’s been around for decades and loves to teach people how to paint, most notably on his television show, “The Joy of Painting.” People tuned in from everywhere to learn to paint or just relax in front of the television to watch him do it and listen to his soothing words of encouragement.
Beginning with a blank canvas, he’d whip out an amazing nature scene in less than thirty minutes. He frequently made mistakes and called them “happy accidents”. In reality, those close to him knew him as a perfectionist who rehearsed his “happy accidents” several times before filming began. He wanted his paintings to turn out beautiful and perfect and that’s just what he did.
His legacy is that of a skilled artist, calming teacher, and a businessman who wouldn’t take no for an answer. He built his empire more and more and it continued to grow after his death; now being an important organization in the art industry, funding art programs, offering his teachings, notes, and techniques.