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The Official Bob Ross Coloring Book

The Official Bob Ross Coloring Book

Penguin Random House

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The first and only coloring book based on the art of the beloved and acclaimed painter and television personality. This exclusive authorized collection of art, derived directly from Bob Ross’s own paintings, offers his legions of fans a contemplative, relaxing, and inspiring way to connect with the work and personality of the pop-culture icon.

Featuring many of Ross’s most famous quotes and catchphrases about happy little trees, friendly squirrels, and more, the book also includes a gallery of his original artwork. But as he would no doubt want, coloring fans of all ages are encouraged to make their own decisions, embrace their mistakes, and make each painting their own.

Bob Ross is a cult figure around the world among varying age groups, especially Generation X. And everyone agrees he is about more than just painting. His fans—few of whom identify themselves as artists—agree that his quiet, nurturing disposition is a form of therapy, making his work the absolutely perfect subject of an adult coloring book. This coloring book presents more than seventy-five line drawings created from Ross’s own artwork.

Product Details

  • Product Type: Coloring Book, Trade Paperback
  • 96 pages, with 85 illustrations
  • Publication Date:
  • Shipping Dimensions: 8.1 × 11.0 × 0.4 inches
    (20.6 × 27.9 × 1.0 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 lb (14.4 oz; 408 g)
  • SKU010007395 | 9780789327727

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About the Artist, Bob Ross

Bob Ross, born on October 29, 1942, in Daytona Beach, Florida, left an indelible mark on the world of art with his unique approach to painting and his soothing presence on screen. Despite facing challenges in his early life, Ross discovered his passion for painting while stationed in Alaska during his time in the U.S. Air Force. The breathtaking landscapes of the Alaskan wilderness served as a wellspring of inspiration for his future artistic endeavors.

Ross is most renowned for his television show "The Joy of Painting," which aired from 1983 to 1994. His calm demeanor, distinctive Afro hairstyle, and trademark phrase "happy little trees" endeared him to millions of viewers around the globe. Ross's "wet-on-wet" oil painting technique, where layers of paint are applied while the previous layers are still wet, allowed him to create stunning landscapes and seascapes in just half an hour. He encouraged viewers to embrace mistakes and see them as opportunities for creativity, fostering a sense of confidence and enjoyment in painting.

Beyond his televised presence, Bob Ross was also a dedicated teacher and philanthropist. He founded his own art school and provided instructional materials, ensuring that his unique style and philosophy of painting could be accessible to all. Sadly, Bob Ross passed away on July 4, 1995, but his legacy endures through his art, his teachings, and the countless people he inspired to pick up a paintbrush and discover the joy of creating their own worlds on canvas.

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