The Joy of Painting

The BEST episodes of The Joy of Painting

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Artist Bob Ross takes you to his magical world of happy trees and teaches the laymen step by step how to create wonderful works of art using his trademark wet-on-wet technique.

Last Updated: 5/11/2022Network: PBS
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Rustic Winter Woods
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9.00
3 votes

#1 - Rustic Winter Woods

Season 27 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/16/1993

Hike into the midst of a snow-covered forest with Bob Ross and enjoy the beauty of leafless trees in slumber and texture you can almost feel.

Directors: Sally Schenck
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Island Paradise
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9.00
3 votes

#2 - Island Paradise

Season 27 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/27/1993

Travel to the tropics with Bob Ross, stroll along the palm tree shores and drink in the soul-cleansing beauty of the sea. An oval masterpiece you'll enjoy.

Directors: Sally Schenck
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Fisherman's Paradise
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9.00
2 votes

#3 - Fisherman's Paradise

Season 25 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/3/1992

In the golden glow of sunrise, join Bob Ross for a refreshing look at early morning where anglers work and thrive – all inside a uniquely framed painting.

Directors: Sally Schenck
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Crimson Tide
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9.00
2 votes

#4 - Crimson Tide

Season 23 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/19/1991

Bob Ross paints a breathtakingly beautiful seascape on black canvas today, complete with fierce skies, jagged cliff and raging ocean waves.

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Winter Night
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8.78
9 votes

#5 - Winter Night

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/25/1984

Bob Ross captures the stillness of cold darkness and rests a cozy little cabin atop a snow covered hill – a real black canvas favorite.

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Marshlands
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8.75
4 votes

#6 - Marshlands

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/16/1985

Bob Ross takes us deep into the southeastern peninsula to create a beautiful scene with still blue waters and bright green mossy trees.

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Splashes of Autumn
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8.67
3 votes

#7 - Splashes of Autumn

Season 25 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/15/1992

Bob Ross creates a beautiful golden warm waterfall scene, employing a lovely almost watercolor-looking effect. Come join in the fun!

Directors: Sally Schenck
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A Trace of Spring
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8.67
3 votes

#8 - A Trace of Spring

Season 26 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/29/1992

Stroll along a wonderful hustling, bubbling river with Bob Ross and enjoy the emergence of springtime blossoms on spectacular trees.

Directors: Sally Schenck
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Mountain Range
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8.67
3 votes

#9 - Mountain Range

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/13/1986

Guest painter Steve Ross uses lots of color in this stirring depiction of giant peaks behind foothills opening onto a smooth lake.

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Winter Sawscape
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8.60
5 votes

#10 - Winter Sawscape

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/26/1984

Something new and different -- paint a wintry country scene on a wooden sawblade with guest artist Dorothy Dent.

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Autumn Splendor
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8.56
9 votes

#11 - Autumn Splendor

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/28/1983

The fall breeze rustles in the trees as you rest your feet in crisp still waters. Discover the joys of nature in this Bob Ross painting.

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Shades of Grey
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8.54
13 votes

#12 - Shades of Grey

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/21/1983

Bundle up and endure the cold weather in this snow filled adventure; Bob Ross paints a wintry mountain scene using only Grey and White tones.

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Wilderness Falls
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8.50
2 votes

#13 - Wilderness Falls

Season 27 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/23/1993

Relish the tranquility of valley waters gently falling into a quiet summer mere - smooth cliffs and trees frame this Bob Ross wonderland.

Directors: Sally Schenck
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Purple Haze
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8.50
2 votes

#14 - Purple Haze

Season 22 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/5/1991

Catch a glimpse of the sun trying to break through shades of soft crimson, shining its golden touch upon the land. Bob Ross creates another black canvas beauty today.

Directors: Sally Schenck
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The Footbridge
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8.50
2 votes

#15 - The Footbridge

Season 24 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/24/1992

Stroll down to the river and cast your line with Bob Ross from the bridge – join in the fun and paint this masterpiece.

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First Snow
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8.50
2 votes

#16 - First Snow

Season 26 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/15/1992

Follow Bob Ross into a lovely mountain setting with magnificent evergreens, where the first touches of snow appear in the valley.

Directors: Sally Schenck
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Wilderness Day
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8.50
8 votes

#17 - Wilderness Day

Season 31 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/17/1994

Step into the natural beauty of an overgrown colorful meadow and enjoy the peace and soft tranquility you get from Bob Ross' painting technique.

Directors: Sally Schenck
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Hidden Creek
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8.50
4 votes

#18 - Hidden Creek

Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/7/1987

Bob Ross finds and captures on canvas the haunting loveliness of stalwart trees shielding a lonesome brook from the light.

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Majestic Mountains
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8.50
6 votes

#19 - Majestic Mountains

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/19/1984

On a clear day Bob Ross creates an almighty mountain captured by a clear blue sky – another spectacular masterpiece on canvas.

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Bubbling Stream
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8.44
9 votes

#20 - Bubbling Stream

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/18/1984

In the midst of the forest flows a stream that splashes and trickles endlessly along – Bob Ross depicts the true beauty of nature.

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Dark Waterfall
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8.40
5 votes

#21 - Dark Waterfall

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/25/1985

Watch Bob Ross create a sweet little waterfall in the middle of a protective forest of glorious early autumn foliage.

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Autumn Mountain
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8.40
5 votes

#22 - Autumn Mountain

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/15/1983

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Winter Mist
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8.38
8 votes

#23 - Winter Mist

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/25/1983

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Oriental Falls
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8.33
3 votes

#24 - Oriental Falls

Season 25 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/29/1992

In an almost watercolor appearance, Bob Ross paints this amazing secluded waterfall masterpiece with interesting tree and rock formations.

Directors: Sally Schenck
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Forest Edge
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8.33
3 votes

#25 - Forest Edge

Season 23 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/10/1991

Bob Ross transforms a zany looking canvas into a gorgeous, soft wooded scene with radiant sun glowing over opulent trees and bushes.

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