Great Job, Internet!: Take a life-affirming stroll through this database of Bob Ross paintings

The past couple of years have been very good for Bob Ross and the greater internet, first with Twitch’s massive joint viewing of his filmography and then with Netflix’s acquisition of dozens of his episodes. The happy man and his happy trees have been embraced with a rare, un-ironic sincerity throughout the vast war-torn cesspool of the internet, almost as if his pleasant demeanor and inoffensive artistic vision transcended the internet’s ability to devolve any subject no matter how asinine into shit-posting and vitriol. Bob Ross’s little forests were a safe space for us all.

The website “Two Inch Brush,” named after Ross’ signature tool, features images of all 403 paintings created in The Joy Of Painting as well as their on-the-nose names and the total number of colors used in the paintings. It is overflowing with delight and insight. Like, damn, he painted the wintry …

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