The Joy of Painting

10 Best Episodes of The Joy of Painting

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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on mar 22, 2022.

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#15 - Blue Moon (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Breathtaking skies, bending palms and waves that accentuate the cool night breeze. A one-of-a-kind masterpiece by Bob Ross.

The episode was rated 7.27 from 15 votes.

The Joy of Painting - S1E1

#14 - A Walk in the Woods (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Bob Ross introduces us to his "Almighty" assortment of tools and colors, tells us that anyone can paint, and creates a landscape of a forest path just after a rain shower.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 17 votes.

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#13 - Mountain Challenge (Season 4 - Episode 13)

Here it is! Impressive skies, misty waters and snowy mountains – completed by Bob Ross using just his specially designed painting knife!

The episode was rated 7.80 from 10 votes.

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#12 - Black and White Seascape (Season 2 - Episode 9)


An approaching storm and dramatic sky set the mood for this unique seascape. Bob Ross uses a canvas painted half black and half white.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 12 votes.

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#11 - Reflections of Calm (Season 31 - Episode 1)

Bob Ross takes you to a beautiful lake in high country -- catch a glimpse of magnificent mountains, images echoed in the crystal clear water below.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 29 votes.

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#10 - Mountain Waterfall (Season 5 - Episode 1)


Bob Ross creates a tiny waterfall tucked beside a glassy lake, while surrounded by snowy majestic peaks and distant evergreens.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 10 votes.

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#9 - Mountain Waterfall (Season 2 - Episode 12)

Slip away into a wondrous plush green forest where Bob Ross creates an almost invisible mountain overlooking a falling stream.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 10 votes.

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#8 - Final Grace (Season 2 - Episode 13)


Beautiful foliage and fierce skies with an almighty mountain overlooking a calm lake. Watch Bob Ross paint this challenging scene.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 11 votes.

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#7 - Twilight Meadow (Season 5 - Episode 2)

Crisp blue sky and lake embrace soft rolling hills and leafy trees – Bob Ross paints the stillness of evening perfectly on black canvas.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 12 votes.

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#6 - Winter Sun (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Find the glistening sun peeking through the trees in this wintery scene; Bob Ross creates a cold day warmed by daystar radiance.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 16 votes.

The Joy of Painting - S3E1

#5 - Mountain Retreat (Season 3 - Episode 1)

Bob Ross paints a beautiful summer getaway with rugged brown peaks, clear blue waters and a cozy little cabin too.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 14 votes.

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#4 - Cabin in the Hollow (Season 31 - Episode 5)


Soft misty background, sweet snow-kissed cabin and rich trees and bushes - all nestled down inside a winter oval painting by Bob Ross.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 10 votes.

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#3 - Mt. McKinley (Season 1 - Episode 2)

This episode remains unaired and was provided only to various TV stations to determine their interest in the show.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 10 votes.

The Joy of Painting - S2E1

#2 - Meadow Lake (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Glide into this scenic world of green trees and bushes reflecting into calm waters. Bob Ross paints both gentle beauty and almighty power.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 28 votes.

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#1 - Shades of Grey (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Bundle up and endure the cold weather in this snow filled adventure; Bob Ross paints a wintry mountain scene using only Grey and White tones.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 12 votes.

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