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    Bob Ross was a genius with a brush

    Seeing him on Youtube brings tears to my eyes. Man, was he good.

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    Bob Ross' show was like distributing valium via television.
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    We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”
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    Like Mr. Rogers with Burnt Sienna...

    I remember he once did an entire episode/painting with a baby squirrel in his shirt pocket.
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    Just be seen riding your bike.

    Do it to make people aware we're out there. Do it to honor a fellow traveler. Do it because you're lucky enough to still be able to.

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    Somewhere in the afterlife, Michaelangelo is kicking Bob Ross' and Thomas Kinkaide's asses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonlime View Post
    Somewhere in the afterlife, Michaelangelo is kicking Bob Ross' and Thomas Kinkaide's asses.
    No way. Michaelangelo would be flat on his back in no time.
    When a cyclist in your area is injured or killed by a motorist, make an extra effort the next day to go for a ride. It doesn't have to be an organized ride, or even a long ride. Hell, ride a 15 minute loop around your neighborhood if you want.

    Just be seen riding your bike.

    Do it to make people aware we're out there. Do it to honor a fellow traveler. Do it because you're lucky enough to still be able to.

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    Really cool dude with a cool story.

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    Having held military positions that required him to be, in his own words, "mean" and "tough," "the guy who makes you scrub the latrine, the guy who makes you make your bed, the guy who screams at you for being late to work," Ross decided that if he ever moved on from the military, "it wasn't going to be that way any more," "vowing never to scream again."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Like Mr. Rogers with Burnt Sienna...

    I remember he once did an entire episode/painting with a baby squirrel in his shirt pocket.
    He did more than one show with PeaPod. He was great. Used to get stoned and watch him paint in college. Man those were the days.

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    Yeah he was like the Mr. Rogers of the art world. He lived in peace and now he rests in peace. And many of the "happy trees" in our 'hood have keeled over in despair today.

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    All this praise and no photos of him at work?



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    I miss that guy... Used to watch his show all the time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWP View Post
    Bob Ross' show was like distributing valium via television.
    That's it!

    As a little kid I used to sit in front of the TV absolutely transfixed by his show on PBS. Happy little trees and happy little streams...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudbiker View Post
    Seeing him on Youtube brings tears to my eyes. Man, was he good.
    I watched him when I was in junior high in the mid-70's.



    Talk about some good memories. "Happy trees!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    Yeah he was like the Mr. Rogers of the art world. He lived in peace and now he rests in peace. And many of the "happy trees" in our 'hood have keeled over in despair today.
    Yep: "Happy trees!"


    Ah, the memories!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    Yeah he was like the Mr. Rogers of the art world. He lived in peace and now he rests in peace. And many of the "happy trees" in our 'hood have keeled over in despair today.
    Mr Rogers was assay different in person....http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?...e_gdata_player

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    I was always amazed by how quickly he would crank those paintings out, and how realistic they always looked. I mean hell, I can barely draw a stick figure and he would paint a beautiful lake scene in 15 minutes. Hmph!

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    Bob Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY View Post
    Bob Ross

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    Dude; I started laughing at the beginning because it's such a cool vid, then I started to cry because Bob brought back so many great memories as a kid during the mid 70's to early 80's.



    Thanks for sharing, Mr. Grumpy !
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    Until recently he was on PBS every Saturday morning at 8:30AM. My wife, who's a painter when she has free time, watched the reruns religiously. We weren't allowed to ride until after the show. Even I was mesmerized watching episodes I had already seen more than once.
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    My son (who adored Bob) has a bunch of his vids and two originals by Bob's son Steven. They're stunning in their detail.

    My son also took up painting Bob style for a while and I've got a few of his paintings around the house - three near my desk here. He did a great job.
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    Bob Ross was an institution. He was stationed in Alaska for a stint in the military and this is where he learned to paint landscapes and huge mountains and happy trees with snow on them and rivers and rapids and... He sold gold pans with mountain scenes painted in the bottom for $25 when the gold pan cost $20.

    He could shoot an entire 12 episode season in two days, never take a dime of pay and then have the rest of the year to paint. He never sold paintings either. There are an estimated 30,000 Ross paintings in the wild, most were given away or auctioned for charity. Not many like him these days. He was a one of a kind in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fogdweller View Post
    Bob Ross was an institution. He was stationed in Alaska for a stint in the military and this is where he learned to paint landscapes and huge mountains and happy trees with snow on them and rivers and rapids and... He sold gold pans with mountain scenes painted in the bottom for $25 when the gold pan cost $20.

    He could shoot an entire 12 episode season in two days, never take a dime of pay and then have the rest of the year to paint. He never sold paintings either. There are an estimated 30,000 Ross paintings in the wild, most were given away or auctioned for charity. Not many like him these days. He was a one of a kind in my book.
    That's a nice tribute to a gentle man.
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