If you were a creative kid growing up in the late 80s or early 90s, the chances are very high that Bob Ross taught you how to paint. Bob Ross was the first person that instilled a love of painting in me and it brings me so much joy to know how many others he inspired all over the world to try their hand at painting happy little trees.
“We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.” -Bob Ross
In the documentary above by The New York Times, the filmmakers ask a simple question I’ve thought about a lot over the years- where are all of those wonderful Bob Ross paintings? You’d think you would see them pop up every once and a while given how many paintings he must have created for the show alone over the years, but they are nowhere to be found. The filmmakers, Larry Buchanan, Aaron Byrd, Alicia DeSantis and Emily Rhyne, get to the bottom of this and much more as they find the paintings and dig into the indelible legacy of artist Bob Ross.