TonyM yes, he announced it on his Earth Day live Q&A back in April 2023. I was there for it and I heard it with my own ears! He said there are six paintings Bob had prepped for season 32 but were never filmed-they will be shown and recreated by Nic Hankins. He will do an additional seven. He said it will be on PBS in September 2023 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the Joy of Painting. I took a screenshot of the announcement on PBS today.
This is what it says, “In 1994, Bob Ross started preparing paintings for his next Joy of Painting series but sadly passed away before taking them into the studio. Bob's charismatic Certified Teacher Trainer and YouTube phenom Nicholas Hankins, helps bring the beautiful, never-before-seen masterpieces to public television to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bob Ross on television.”