Best of "The Joy of Painting" Previous Broadcasts

Crimson Tide (Episode #2907)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Dark and mysterious, this Bob Ross masterpiece is a beautiful example of a truly mood-filled seascape on black canvas.

Misty Forest Oval (Episode #3307)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Bob Ross uses delicate Lavender and Green shades to paint this glimpse at a forest through an oval window.

Sunset Aglow (Episode #2906)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Join Bob Ross and experience a breathtaking sunset amidst glorious purple skies; don't miss this one.

High Chanteau (Episode #3306)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Bob Ross and his fantastic brushes take us to a uniquely-shaped mountain side chalet today.

Little House by the Road (Episode #2905)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

A weathered fence guards a rustic house shadowed by tall trees as Bob Ross creates another unique masterpiece.

Mountain Challenge (Episode #3305)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Bob Ross completes an entire mountain scene using just his specially shaped painting knife; don't miss this!

Mountain Exhibition (Episode #2904)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

The mountains and the sky sing in harmony as Bob Ross' brushes tell a story of breathtaking hue and depth.

Mountain at Sunset (Episode #3304)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Bob Ross demonstrates his unique painting method and shows how to create a beautiful brown mountain scene.

Island Paradise (Episode #2903)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Travel to the tropics with Bob Ross, stroll along island shores and drink in the soul cleansing beauty of the sea.

Winter Mountain (Episode #3303)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

In this painting, Bob Ross' icy blue mountains capture the mood of a cold winter's day.

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