The BEST Episodes of The Joy of Painting
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 5, 2020
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.
#1 - Rustic Winter Woods
Season 27 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 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.
#2 - Fisherman's Paradise
Season 25 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 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.
#3 - Crimson Tide
Season 23 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 19, 1991
Bob Ross paints a breathtakingly beautiful seascape on black canvas today, complete with fierce skies, jagged cliff and raging ocean waves.
#4 - Island Paradise
Season 27 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 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.
#5 - Winter Night
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 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.
#6 - Wilderness Day
Season 31 - Episode 13 - Aired May 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.
#7 - A Trace of Spring
Season 26 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 29, 1992
Stroll along a wonderful hustling, bubbling river with Bob Ross and enjoy the emergence of springtime blossoms on spectacular trees.
#8 - Mountain Range
Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 13, 1986
Guest painter Steve Ross uses lots of color in this stirring depiction of giant peaks behind foothills opening onto a smooth lake.
#9 - Marshlands
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 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.
#10 - Winter Sawscape
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 26, 1984
Something new and different -- paint a wintry country scene on a wooden sawblade with guest artist Dorothy Dent.
#11 - Shades of Grey
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 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.
#12 - Autumn Splendor
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 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.
#13 - Wilderness Falls
Season 27 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 23, 1993
Relish the tranquility of valley waters gently falling into a quiet summer mere - smooth cliffs and trees frame this Bob Ross wonderland.
#14 - Splashes of Autumn
Season 25 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 15, 1992
Bob Ross creates a beautiful golden warm waterfall scene, employing a lovely almost watercolor-looking effect. Come join in the fun!
#15 - Around the Bend
Season 22 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 15, 1991
Join Bob Ross on a painting excursion along this beautiful scenic river – who knows what abundance of nature’s wealth lies beyond!
#16 - Purple Haze
Season 22 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 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.
#17 - The Footbridge
Season 24 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 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.
#18 - First Snow
Season 26 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 15, 1992
Follow Bob Ross into a lovely mountain setting with magnificent evergreens, where the first touches of snow appear in the valley.
#19 - Hidden Creek
Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 7, 1987
Bob Ross finds and captures on canvas the haunting loveliness of stalwart trees shielding a lonesome brook from the light.
#20 - Majestic Mountains
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 19, 1984
On a clear day Bob Ross creates an almighty mountain captured by a clear blue sky – another spectacular masterpiece on canvas.
#21 - Bubbling Stream
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 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.
#22 - Dark Waterfall
Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 25, 1985
Watch Bob Ross create a sweet little waterfall in the middle of a protective forest of glorious early autumn foliage.
#23 - Oriental Falls
Season 25 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 29, 1992
In an almost watercolor appearance, Bob Ross paints this amazing secluded waterfall masterpiece with interesting tree and rock formations.
#24 - Forest Edge
Season 23 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 10, 1991
Bob Ross transforms a zany looking canvas into a gorgeous, soft wooded scene with radiant sun glowing over opulent trees and bushes.
#25 - Back-Country Path
Season 24 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 18, 1992
Bob Ross takes a detour from the trail and discovers a rarely used trail through country woods.