The Joy of Painting

10 Worst 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.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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#10 - 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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#9 - 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.

The Joy of Painting - S5E1

#8 - 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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#7 - 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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#6 - 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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#5 - 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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#4 - 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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#3 - 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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#2 - 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 - S31E2

#1 - Before the Snowfall (Season 31 - Episode 2)


Bob Ross invites you to experience the anticipation of winter’s white blanket, moving in to create a soft, delicate draping of the cabin landscape.

The episode was rated 7.14 from 14 votes.

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