I have recently discovered Bob Ross. I dont know how i missed him in my timeline when he was originally on t.v. but i have much enjoyed kicking back of an evening and watching him create marvellous paintings while he talks in his dulcet tones. I find it so relaxing and if i dont have enough on my plate already (teen, cats, orgonite, swan plants, gardening and caterpillars) i find my self thinking... I can do that. So i did. My daughter wanted to go to the new $2 shop and when i was in there i thought ... oooh i should buy the materials and try that Bob thing. Oil paints, easel, flat brushes, A4 canvas pad, scraper, turps etc, my god that turps smells. On starting the painting video Series 1 episode 1 i find out Bob uses odourless turps 😃 I am not good at drawing and have never made a painting before. The colours are off as i didnt have the same ones he did and gosh it was quite tiring on my hand. oil paint on canvas propped on a cardboard box is quite tricky, you need to get in all the grooves of the paper. I painted along with him, pausing the heck out of it and only going a little ahead to get the next instruction. Here is the result. I will definitely be doing more.