♥ Bob Ross, Quotes of a Happy Painter and The Joy of Painting


Who doesn’t know Bob Ross, the ‘happy painter’ and creator of ‘The Joy of Painting’

56314c38190000a600b95281Robert Norman Ross (October 29, 1942 – July 4, 1995) was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS in the United States, and also aired in Canada, Latin America, and Europe. With his soft hypnotic voice and a permed afro, Ross went from being a television personality in the 1980s and 1990s to an Internet celebrity, popular with fans on YouTube and many other websites.

Bob Ross Quotes


10ri67Everything in your world seems to be happy.’ someone wrote to Bob Ross in a letter.
“That’s for sure. That’s why I paint. It’s because I can create the kind of world that I want, and I can make this world as happy as I want it. Shoot, if you want bad stuff, watch the news.” ― Bob Ross

“This is your world
You’re the creator
Find freedom on this canvas
Believe, that you can do it,
‘Cuz you can do it.
You can do it.”
― Bob Ross

“The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.” ― Bob Ross

“I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.” ― Bob Ross

“Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.”
― Bob Ross

“Believe that you can do it cause you can do it.” ― Bob Ross

“You know without question that we don’t make mistakes here. We just have happy accidents.” ― Bob Ross


“lets get a little crazy here” ― Bob Ross

“There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.” ― Bob Ross

“I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people.” ― Bob Ross

“I can’t think of anything more rewarding than being able to express yourself to others through painting. Exercising the imagination, experimenting with talents, being creative; these things, to me, are truly the windows to your soul.”
― Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, Vol. 29

“All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.”
― Bob Ross

“Mix up a little more shadow color here, then we can put us a little shadow right in there. See how you can move things around? You have unlimited power on this canvas — you can literally, literally move mountains” ― Bob Ross

“Lets build a happy little cloud.
Lets build some happy little trees.” ― Bob Ross

“Now then, let’s come right down in here and put some nice big strong arms on these trees. Tree needs an arm too. It’ll hold up the weight of the forest. Little bird has to have a place to set there. There he goes…”
― Bob Ross

“wash the brush, just beats the devil out of it ”
― Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, Vol. 29

“There’s nothing in the world that breeds success like success.” ― Bob Ross

That’ll be our little secret.  ― Bob Ross

In painting, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. You can bend rivers. But when I get home, the only thing I have power over, is the garbage.  ― Bob Ross

Remember our Golden Rule: A thin paint sticks to a thick paint.  ― Bob Ross

And that makes it look like birch trees, isn’t that sneaky? Heh. Ha. It’s gorgeous.  ― Bob Ross

You know me, I gotta put in a big tree.  ― Bob Ross

Here’s your bravery test!  ― Bob Ross

Gotta give him a friend. Like I always say ‘everyone needs a friend’.  ― Bob Ross

We don’t know where it goes. We don’t really care.  ― Bob Ross

Any time ya learn, ya gain.  ― Bob Ross

Any way you want it to be, that’s just right.  ― Bob Ross

As my son Steve says, just ‘smoosh’ it in there. It’s not a real word, but people seem to know what it means.  ― Bob Ross

Be sure to use odorless paint-thinner. If it’s not odorless, you’ll find yourself working alone very, very quick.  ― Bob Ross

Let’s just blend this little rascal here, ha! Happy as we can be.  ― Bob Ross

Clouds are very, very free.  ― Bob Ross


Just put a few do-ers in there…  ― Bob Ross

Decide where your little footy hills live.  ― Bob Ross

Haha, and just beat the devil out of it.  ― Bob Ross

I like to beat the brush.  ― Bob Ross

You can use a brush rack to hit the brush on. Otherwise you will become unpopular real fast.  ― Bob Ross

If you did this with yellow, and you went over it with blue, you would end up with a .. with a translucent… green. And it’s gorgeous. It is GORGEOUS.  ― Bob Ross

If you did this with blue, and you went over it with yellow, you would end up with a nice green sky. And that’s not the thing we are looking for.  ― Bob Ross

Just lightly blend it, one hair and some air.  ― Bob Ross

Tender as a mothers love… And with my mother, that was certainly true.  ― Bob Ross

Let’s do a little cabinectomy here.  ― Bob Ross

Oh, you’d be in Agony City by now.  ― Bob Ross

Just scrape in a few indications of sticks and twigs and other little things in there. People will think you spend hours doing this.  ― Bob Ross

Little raccoons and old possums ‘n’ stuff all live up in here. They’ve got to have a little place to sit.  ― Bob Ross

Little squirrels ‘n’ rabbits, and if this was in Florida or Georgia somewhere down there, might be an alligator or two hid back here.  ― Bob Ross

Maybe in our world there lives a happy little tree over there.  ― Bob Ross

Oh, green water… oh that’s pretty. Boy, I like that, just alive with algae.  ― Bob Ross

Oh, that would make a nice place to fish. I like fishing, but I’m not a very good fisherman. I always throw the fish back into the water, just put a band-aid on his mouth, tap ‘im on the patootie and let him on his way. And maybe some day, if I’m lucky, I’ll get to catch him again.  ― Bob Ross

Oooh, if you have never been to Alaska, go there while it is still wild. My favorite uncle asked me if I wanted to go there, Uncle Sam. He said if you don’t go, you’re going to jail. That is how Uncle Sam asks you.  ― Bob Ross

People look at me like I’m a little strange, when I go around talking to squirrels and rabbits and stuff. That’s ok. Thaaaat’s just ok.  ― Bob Ross

People might look at you a bit funny, but it’s okay. Artists are allowed to be a bit different.  ― Bob Ross

Shwooop. Hehe. You have to make those little noises, or it just doesn’t work.  ― Bob Ross

Talk to the tree, make friends with it.  ― Bob Ross

I taught my son to paint mountains like these, and guess what? Now he paints the best darn mountains in the industry.  ― Bob Ross

That’s a crooked tree. We’ll send him to Washington.  ― Bob Ross

That’s where the crows will sit. But we’ll have to put an elevator to put them up there because they can’t fly, but they don’t know that, so they still try.  ― Bob Ross

The only thing worse than yellow snow is green snow.  ― Bob Ross


The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.  ― Bob Ross

The trees are oh so soft, oh so soft I freakin’ love it.  ― Bob Ross

There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.  ― Bob Ross

Trees cover up a multitude of sins.  ― Bob Ross

Try to imagine that you are a tree. How do you want to look out here?  ― Bob Ross

Water’s like me. It’s laaazy… Boy, it always looks for the easiest way to do things.  ― Bob Ross

We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy accidents.  ― Bob Ross

We tell people sometimes: we’re like drug dealers, come into town and get everybody absolutely addicted to painting. It doesn’t take much to get you addicted.  ― Bob Ross

We want happy paintings. Happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news.  ― Bob Ross

We’re gonna make some big decisions in our little world.  ― Bob Ross

Well, the little clock on the wall says we’re just about out of time. God bless you my friend.  ― Bob Ross

From all of us here I’d like to wish you happy painting…and God bless my friend.  ― Bob Ross

When I was teaching my son Steve to paint, I used to tell him, just pretend he was a whisper, and he floated right across the mountain, that easy, gentle, make love to it, caress it.  ― Bob Ross

You can do anything you want to do. This is your world.  ― Bob Ross


I can’t go over 30 minutes, because we have a mean ol’ director with no sense of humor.  ― Bob Ross

You can put as many or as few as you want in your world.  ― Bob Ross

Even if you’ve never painted before, this one you can do.  ― Bob Ross

This is the hardest part of this method. If you can do this, you can do anything.  ― Bob Ross

Roll it in a little bright red and lets sign this right in here. Luckily I have a short name so it’s easy to sign.  ― Bob Ross

And just go straight in like your going to stab it. And barely touch it…barely touch it.  ― Bob Ross

When we teach people to paint this is the one they fall in love with. It works so well.  ― Bob Ross






More info

Bob Ross wiki
Bob Ross Official Website
The official Youtube Channel, The Joy of Painting by Bob Ross
Twitch TV – Bob Ross


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