I was wondering what made others decide to start painting along with Bob Ross.
Like many of you, probably, I grew up watching Bob Ross on TV and always had a fantasy of following along. When I was younger, the expense of oil painting made the barrier to entry too great, so I primarily painted in acrylic.
A bit over a year ago, I finished work on a long, complex (non-painting) project and was pretty burned out on creative decision-making. That said, I am always making stuff and being creative generally, so following the Joy of Painting seemed like a great way to start painting landscapes in oil in a fun and relaxing way.
Painting along with Bob on a weekly basis has put me on a very rewarding trajectory and deeper study of landscape painting in general. I'm am planning to eventually use what I'm learning to produce my own body of work. Maybe in another couples years.
What made y'all go from sipping iced tea in the good ol' easy chair to picking up your paints & brushes and following along?