“We don’t make mistakes here, we just have happy accidents. We want happy, happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news. Everything is possible here. This is your little universe.”
These are the immortal words of Bob Ross, the ultra-mellow painter whose happy little trees and puffy little clouds actually made PBS fun to watch. Bob died in 1995, but if he was alive today would have been his 65th birthday. Many people retire at 65, but something tells me Bob would have kept on painting, and kept on encouraging others to do the same.
If you want to celebrate Bob’s birthday you can:
- check out Bob’s biography
- learn how paint like Bob (in Photoshop at least)
- take a quiz about Bob on his official site
- Listen to Patton Oswalt’s take on him (Patton and I are from Sterling, VA, where Bob’s offices were!)
Patton Oswalt - The Magic Of Oil Painting
- read Bob’s obituary from the NY Times
Or check out a full episode of his show, The Joy of Painting:
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