The Joy of Painting

The Joy of Painting

The Joy of Painting is the name of the series of TV painting lessons run by Bob Ross the American painter. During each half-hour episode, Bob Ross would show and describe the techniques he used to produce his landscape paintings in 30 minutes.

The Joy of PaintingBob Ross’ aim during The Joy of Painting shows was to show people that you didn’t need skill to paint, just the desire to paint. With his techniques  and with his brushes, knives and paints Bob Ross showed how a blank canvas can be turned into a spectacular painting in a very short time.

The Joy of Painting technique is know as “wet-on-wet”, where wet paint is applied to the previous still wet layer, without letting the first layer dry. This allows paintings to be completed in a much shorter time than if the previous layer was allowed to dry.

We are running a series of Bob Ross style painting days at Westbury Art Centre in Milton Keynes. In one day, you will be able to paint a beautiful landscape painting that you will be proud to hang on your wall. I will take you step by step through the individual stages and show you how to use the brushes, paints and knives to show you that you CAN paint.

The First Bob Ross

painting we do will be “Northern Lights“. This is considered one of Bob’s most spectacular and popular paintings. Its simple, but spectacular monochrome simplicity means that it will grace almost any wall.

In just one day, you are guaranteed to produce a spectacular landscape that you will be proud to hang on your wall.

Future Paintings

include our own adaption “The Road Through Howe Park Woods” and “Hidden Falls”.

The Road Through Howe Park Woods

Come and join as at Westbury Arts Centre and find out about The Joy of Painting. Come and join us also at one of our evening Paint Nights.







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