Name: Trace of spring by Bob Ross
Type: Canvas Print
Condition: Stretched (Ready to hang) or Rolled
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A little bit of the artist’s biography
Bob Ross (curly-haired artist) is a popular American artist who invented the “quick technique” of painting with oil paints. He rose to prominence as a result of the television program “The Joy of Drawing,” which aired from 1983 to 1994. After the launch of his show on YouTube in March 2011 and the re-release of his video tutorials, Bob Ross paintings became even more popular posthumously (he died in 1995 at the age of 52 from cancer).
While serving in the army, he became interested in painting for the first time. Even though the breaks for drawing were brief, he began to master the technique of fast painting, which made him famous all over the world. He finished his military career in Alaska, where he first saw snow and mountains, both of which became themes in many of his works.
Bob Ross was in an Anchorage USO Club drawing class when he saw the program The Magic of Oil Painting, which discussed the alla prima style (first attempt, ital.). This technique allowed for the completion of a finished piece of art in under 30 minutes. Bob Ross begins to paint the landscapes of his beloved Alaska after studying this style in greater depth. “God had a really good day when he came up with Alaska,” he said.
Creativity, its uniqueness and peculiarity
Bob’s The Joy of Drawing was first broadcast on WIPB in Muncie, Indiana, by the nonprofit television station PBS in January 1983. The show aired from May 17, 1994 to May 17, 1994. Ross taught step-by-step oil painting lessons in half-hour episodes, using a limited palette of colors. Bob Ross not only described which colors to use, but also how to apply them to the canvas, which brush to use, and how to care for and clean them. Viewers could paint their own oil painting in 30-40 minutes using this technique.
Ross drew the audience in not only with simple and easy-to-understand lessons, but also by bringing his animals, which he cared for, to the program. The most well-known were the two-handed squirrels, who were frequent visitors to the studio and models on the artist’s canvases. He also had a stunning appearance and a soothing, mesmerizing voice.
After a while, Bob founded “Bob Ross Inc.”, which sold art supplies, educational literature, and painting lessons based on the “Bob Ross Method.”
He had a large circle of admirers and admirers who were drawn to a simple and effective method of teaching that did not necessitate large material costs. The artist suggested using low-cost canvases, brushes, and non-odorous thinner. He believed that anyone could become a successful artist.
Ross demonstrated the wet-on-wet oil painting technique to the audience. Its peculiarity is that the subsequent layer of paint was applied to a wet previous one. He used large one- and two-inch brushes and paint knives to draw trees, clouds, sea, and mountains in a matter of minutes.
Each painting began with simple brushstrokes that appeared to be colored spots at first. There’s even a joke that when Bob Ross starts painting, it appears that he ruined the picture by splattering large colored spots all over it. However, as the artist added more strokes, the chaos transformed into complex painterly landscapes.
Most of all, he enjoyed painting trees. If Ross drew a tree, there was a near-certainty that he would draw the second. “A good way to make an evergreen happy is to give him a friend,” he says. He is also the owner of the phrase “I draw funny little trees.”
Ross is known to have created three versions of almost every painting. The first one he drew before the show began, and she stood away from the camera. The master referred to this copy while writing the second version, which took place on the set. As a gift, she stayed in the studio. Bob included the third version of the work, which had been meticulously traced and perfected, in the textbooks. According to the artist’s own estimates, he painted over 30 thousand paintings during his lifetime.
Despite the fact that the artist has written a large number of paintings, the original is extremely difficult to locate.
The master was laid to rest in Gotha, Florida, at the memorial cemetery. “Bob Ross, Television Artist,” a plaque on his grave reads.
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