The Joy of Painting

The WORST 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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A Spectacular View
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#1 - A Spectacular View

Season 27 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/13/1993

Bob Ross invites you to join him at a quaint little mountain-top home with a breathtaking view of distant snow-covered mountains.

Directors: Sally Schenck
Summer in the Mountains
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#2 - Summer in the Mountains

Season 25 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/22/1992

Watch guest artist Steve Ross paint an incredibly beautiful, bright and happy mountain scene with fabulous evergreens and foothills.

Directors: Sally Schenck
Lone Mountain
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#3 - Lone Mountain

Season 21 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/21/1990

Travel with Bob Ross and enjoy a spectacular view -- this painting presents a fabulous lesson in creating rugged and rocky natural surfaces.

Frozen Beauty in Vignette
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#4 - Frozen Beauty in Vignette

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

A truly graceful scene, as if floating in air -- icy pond and weather-worn cabin -- is today’s Bob Ross winter landscape.

Mirrored Images
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#5 - Mirrored Images

Season 24 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/11/1992

Join Bob Ross on a clear windless day, where reflections are so smooth they appear to be crystal likenesses of the mountains above.

Peaks of Majesty
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#6 - Peaks of Majesty

Season 15 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/20/1988

Bob Ross paints a still lake that captures the reflection of some trees as a range of rugged mountains stand guard in the background.

Directors: Sally Schenck
Misty Foothills
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#7 - Misty Foothills

Season 30 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/28/1993

Bob Ross invites you along to enjoy a fabulous mountain lake view with layers of soft hills and trees shrouded in heavy clouded haze.

Directors: Sally Schenck
Winter Paradise
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#8 - Winter Paradise

Season 20 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/30/1990

Bob Ross creates a spectacular warm winter painting where snow-covered mountains, trees and bushes lend an alluring sense of beauty in an oval.

Directors: Sally Schenck
Little Home in the Meadow
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#9 - Little Home in the Meadow

Season 24 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/28/1992

Bob Ross employs some of his well-known oval magic to paint a lovely cabin scene situated in a serene, soft little rolling pasture.

Portrait of Winter
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#10 - Portrait of Winter

Season 24 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/17/1992

Bundle up with Bob Ross and visit the north in the middle of winter! Snow and ice abound in a profusion of beauty.

Delightful Meadow Home
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#11 - Delightful Meadow Home

Season 26 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/8/1992

Hike into the expanse of wilderness with Bob Ross and happen upon a quaint little home sitting among softly blowing meadow grasses.

Directors: Sally Schenck
A Copper Winter
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#12 - A Copper Winter

Season 30 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/21/1993

Step into a snow-covered forest with Bob Ross, a scene that's been gently warmed by the beauty of winter's rustic touches of color.

Directors: Sally Schenck
Home in the Valley
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#13 - Home in the Valley

Season 30 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/11/1994

Visit a quaint Bob Ross shanty and experience the tranquility of mysterious distant mountains and an inviting pond just outside the door.

Directors: Sally Schenck
Lake at the Ridge
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#14 - Lake at the Ridge

Season 31 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/3/1994

Guest artist Steve Ross extends an invitation to join him on the banks of a crystal loch for a view of majestic mountain peaks.

Directors: Sally Schenck
Divine Elegance
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#15 - Divine Elegance

Season 20 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/2/1990

Bob Ross creates a spectacular mountain scene in a faux matte; a real masterpiece cleverly framed in an intriguing new idea.

Directors: Sally Schenck
Deep Woods
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#16 - Deep Woods

Season 16 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/28/1988

Bob Ross creates a breathtaking, misty wooded scene with tiny trickling creek that's fast and easy to recreate. Colors used: Titanium White, Phthalo Blue, Midnight Black, Dark Sienna, Van Dyke Brown, Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Bright Red

Directors: Sally Schenck
A Perfect Winter Day
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#17 - A Perfect Winter Day

Season 29 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/2/1993

Travel with Bob Ross to the mountains of the north and marvel at the sight of a quaint cabin nestled into a lovely winter landscape.

Cabin Hideaway
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#18 - Cabin Hideaway

Season 13 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/11/1987

Bob Ross’ easy method once again reveals the splendor of a little farm home in a winter wonderland and soft purple hills.

Wintertime Discovery
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#19 - Wintertime Discovery

Season 16 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/31/1988

Imagine stumbling upon this little surprise cabin and shed, nestled in the snow drifts! Bob Ross shows you how easy it is to paint. Colors used: Titanium White, Phthalo Blue, Prussian Blue, Midnight Black, Dark Sienna, Van Dyke Brown, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Indian Yellow, Bright Red

Directors: Sally Schenck
Mountain Mirage Wood Shape
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#20 - Mountain Mirage Wood Shape

Season 16 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/7/1988

Real or imaginary? It doesn't matter which as Bob Ross captures a great mountain and forest scene on specially cut plywood! Colors used: Titanium White, Phthalo Blue, Prussian Blue, Midnight Black, Dark Sienna, Van Dyke Brown, Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Indian Yellow, Bright Red

Directors: Sally Schenck
The Property Line
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#21 - The Property Line

Season 25 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/17/1992

Bob Ross paints an old gnarly tree and snow-capped fence to mark the line between home and the edge of the winter blanketed forest.

Directors: Sally Schenck
A Warm Winter
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#22 - A Warm Winter

Season 28 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/1/1993

Travel into the unknown with Bob Ross and discover the beauty of a lovely cabin, fresh fallen snow and warm, colorful skies in an oval.

Half-Oval Vignette
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#23 - Half-Oval Vignette

Season 18 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/5/1989

Bob Ross illustrates the illusion of infinity as mountain and water fade into the distance, created in a lovely half-oval painting.

Directors: Sally Schenck
Majestic Peaks
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#24 - Majestic Peaks

Season 18 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/9/1989

Join Bob Ross as he paints some of Nature's most awesome creations - magnificent snow-covered mountains! Beauty you just have to experience.

Directors: Sally Schenck
Hint of Springtime
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#25 - Hint of Springtime

Season 22 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/8/1991

Melting snow from the mountains creates a rushing flow of water into a valley just awakening for spring. Feel the crisp new season with Bob Ross.

Directors: Sally Schenck