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Can you buy a Bob Ross painting?
July 12th, 2019 under Bob Ross. [ Comments: none ]

I don’t know about you, but there are only two artists whose paintings I want to own. One is Patrick Nagle and the other is Bob Ross. I can easily get a Nagle print, but Ross’ are nowhere to be found.

The NY Times did some research and they found his paintings! Where in the world are they? They are in located at the Bob Ross Herndon, Va. His good friend Annette Kowalski was left the paintings when he died in 1995 from cancer. His wife died in 1992. The woman who financed his early career along with her husband has been keeping them in an office that is being maintained by her daughter and some workers.

The paintings are organized but are not on display. How many are there? If you do the math, then he did 13 episodes for 31 seasons and painted 3 paintings for each show. That is a total of 1,209 landscapes. Why so many? He painted one before, during and after the show. The best one was called book, another was TV and the third was named after Kowalski.

What about displaying them? A few of them are going to be at the Smithsonian. Several more are at his gallery in Smyrna Beach, Fl. Then in 2020, there be a few more hanging at his studio in Muncie, Indiana where he filmed The Joy of Painting for PBS. His show is still airing on their network every day.

With so many paintings why aren’t they selling any? Sadly, because that is how the Happy Hippy Painter wanted it. Therefore, the dream of owning one is just that.

Can we see them in Virginia? Their office is closed to the public, but you can call them and say hi at 800-BOB-ROSS! I might have to do that. His show and his paintings brought me such joy and I want to thank them for taking care of his babies.


Deadpool is the new Bob Ross!
November 15th, 2017 under Bob Ross, Ryan Reynolds. [ Comments: none ]

We are just over seven months away from the release of Deadpool 2 and the marketing department is back at work on the anticipated sequel. Last week, they teamed up with Good Housekeeping Magazine, and this week they are doing it with someone who is even more wholesome. That person is the late great Bob Ross. Even though the anti-Superhero is a far cry from the Happy Hippie Painter, I am crying from laughter after watching this. I hope PBS offers him a show as the painter. HBO stole Sesame Street, they need to steal Deadpool who is very HBO. Don’t you agree?


Get to know the Happy Hippy Painter Bob Ross!
April 20th, 2017 under Bob Ross, PBS. [ Comments: none ]

Get ready to paint some happy trees because Today I Found Out is helping us find out about Bob Ross. Even though he did 403 episodes of The Joy of Painting on PBS, we know very little about him.

He dropped out of high school at age 14 to work with his father in carpentry. He also accidentally lost the tip of his index finger while working with him and tried to hide it on his show.

Did you know the most peaceful guy on television was nicknamed Ball Buster in the Air Force and that he spent 20 years in the service?

How about he was never paid by PBS for any of episodes or that he never sold any of the paintings for it.

They are just a few of the cool facts in this amazing lesson which you love the Happy Hippy Painter even more than you already do.


Ellen DeGeneres ruins The Art of Painting with Bob Ross!
January 13th, 2017 under Bob Ross, Ellen DeGeneres. [ Comments: none ]

Even though I hate painting, I loved watching Bob Ross. I said love in the past tense because Ellen DeGeneres did something with the late great artist that has destroy him for me like that happy trees would destroy those perfect paintings.
She mashed up Fifty Shades of Darker with his PBS classic and I need to watch one of his shows to make everything all right again. But, I can’t. So I am just a sad cloud hoping his magic touch can somehow make me smile again.


There aren’t enough Happy Trees to make me OK with this Bob Ross news
August 31st, 2016 under Bad Hair, Bob Ross. [ Comments: none ]

Bob Ross is pure happiness, but his longtime business partner, Annette Kowalski, revealed something about the lovable painter to NPR that made me very sad.
The hair raising news is that that infamous Afro was not real. She explained, “He got this bright idea that he could save money on haircuts. So he let his hair grow, he got a perm, and decided he would never need a haircut again.” Unfortunately for him, he grew to hate his curly hair. He wanted to go back to his straight roots, but it was too late. His signature look became his company’s logo and he was stuck with it for the rest of his life.
All I can say is, “Happy Trees, Happy Trees, Happy Trees.” Nope, didn’t make me feel better.
I like the World better when we don’t know everything.




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