70 Complete Episodes of Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting Now Free to Watch Online

Back in October, we helped break the news that you could watch the entire first season of Bob Ross’s beloved TV show, The Joy of Painting, free online. Now can you add another 70 complete episodes to your media queue (roughly 20% of the show’s entire catalogue), all pulled from different seasons that aired between 1983 and 1994. Just call up this playlist from Bob’s official YouTube channel, or start streaming the videos above.

If you sit tight for 35 hours, you’ll learn how to paint Misty Rolling Hills, Lazy Rivers, Twilight Meadows, Mountain StreamsPeaceful Valleys and other idyllic scenes. As The New York Times points out this week, 20 years after Bob’s untimely death, there’s now a strange revival of Bob Ross in full swing. And thanks to his YouTube channel, you can get swept up in the mania anytime you like.

Finally, it’s worth mentioning that every Monday night is “Bob Ross Night” on Twitch.com. According to Twitch’s blog, “Every Monday, we will be running one season of The Joy of Painting on /bobross starting at 3pm PST and ending at 9:30pm PST. There are 31 seasons, so repeats will happen only once every seven months.” Tune in for these marathons here.

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  • Lily says:

    Love Bob Ross miss that man terribly, and his Happy Accident!!

  • Jeanette Rednour says:

    Having just learned I had a hidden painting talent within me when I turned 65, I am enjoying learning more. Wish I had taken lessons from Bob many years ago. I need to “catch up” and learn much more.

  • Theresa Zumbahlen says:

    I loved watching him years ago. And I will enjoy watching him again!

  • Theresa Zumbahlen says:

    Thank you for this opportunity to see so many of his painting “classes”.

  • Ruth Silver says:

    I’m interested.

  • starla says:

    My dad and I watched Bob Ross when he was in bed with cancer he loved it Hewas amazing

  • Irma Ordaz G says:

    I like to see the paints of Mr. Bob Ross and watch the way he works.I think he made fabulous Thanke for give us watch him again.

  • jo says:

    I love the way he teaches painting, he is the best.

  • jo says:

    I almost forgot to thank you so much that we get the chance to watch him again.
    I really enjoy it.

  • Carol says:

    I always wanted to oil paint but was afraid I would fail, but Bob said anyone could do it and he was right. Very first painting I did was his paper towel painting. After that, just went for it. It was the highlight of my day to watch him teach. I loved watching and learning from him. Loved and missed so much. Glad to be able to watch him here. Please keep adding seasons.

  • Shield Wolf says:

    This is icredable for them to have done this may all our art and creativity improve greatly because of this

    Shield Wolf

  • Amber Bullard says:

    I just happened to catch The Northern Lights episodes last week on a local channel. I just got acrylic paints and have been nervous to try them out without any knowledge of canvas painting, etc… But oh my goodness… the beauty I was interested in painting for my first project was like a gift from God showing me this particular series is just amazing. He really puts the message out there for “anyone and their own particular style and preferences to be creative and I love the peaceful beauty he portrays; not only for the viewers and the beauty that is around us always is just mind blowing”. Thank you for the skill and ability to teach and share the arts.

  • williamcraddock says:

    i have just found out that bob is no longer with .he will be sadly missed by all r i pbob

  • Jeff Bradshaw says:

    I love Bob Ross painting. I have taken dozens of classes from his highly skilled instructors and now I get to take them from the master himself. Looking forward to it.

  • Loretta whatley says:

    Love painting with Bob Ross

  • Bob Henck says:

    I enjoyed watching Bob Ross on create, I was always excited to see what he would paint next. How Bob would go through it with ease. I hope his episodes will continue, and I think Bob Ross for thinking of others and allowing us to have the joy of painting. Thank you Bob Ross

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