A month back we saw PBS turn to mashup master John “Melodysheep” Boswell of Symphony of Science to remix the late, great Mr. Rogers. The result was spectacular. And now PBS has continued the tributes to their late stars, this time around with an uplifting video with clips from Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting.
The Joy of Painting was a long-running PBS show that featured Bob Ross taking viewers through the process of creating a landscape oil painting. As well, Ross would offer words of wisdom and uplifting advice for the audience. This advice, Ross’s unique commentary while painting, and continued late-night re-runs have cemented his status as America’s most popular painting instructor. Sadly, he passed away from lymphoma at the age of 52.
The magic of The Joy of Painting came when Ross—and the viewer—would take a blank canvas and convert it into a lively landscape in just minutes. The video follows this uplifting and imaginary theme as Ross is auto-tuned. Check it out below, and support your local PBS station here.