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Before Bob Ross had a career television shew. he shot his ewn heme videos hem his basement. This was even
before he was in the Rs. His brother. Jim Ross. recovered mest ofthe tapes hem Belfs ' s home in
1995 before the fire that burned it down There was she particular home wee that disturbed him greatly. which he
describes in the following text.
Most of Elem tapes were almost same as The Joy of Painting.
They were fun to watch as this was an of his work and he had
mere em cartoonish style backthen I remembering last tape I watched. The
video was labeled my of Painting SC) I assumed that' s where the title for his
shew came from. The tape started the same. typical way yew see en the real
shew. He was smiling in his basement with a blank canvas and a cart of
paints readthe spill his imagination and make it cemo to life.
I noticed mest ofthe paints en his palette were of dark reds and blacks: there
were no blues. yellows. er any' happy' colors.
Bob started out by saying. "Today is a surprise! You sheild all follow along as Jax. i. T? '5 s-..' -..:-
Wu watch this wee which will make the surprise ewn!"
He didn' t say much alternian. just dipped a small brush into black paint and went to work. The rest ofthe mes
has rte sound. You could see his mouth moving and he weild pause to point out certain techniques he was doing.
but mu couldnt hearbeat he was saying.
He continued to paint this huge mass of red and black. and it Geeked like nothing at all By new- the whale canvas
was severed with this spew of garbage and I never recall my brother painting anything this way. ever
Twelve mere minutes into the videa. I noticed he seemed . He kept painting and painting and it
never really went anywhere Then his brush strikes weild get faster and his movements and smiling were
becoming mere crazed.
This went en fer anothergun minutes until Babiest dropped everything. The paint and brushes crashed to the floor
and Bob furiously punched a hole in his canvas. smiling but then he started to scream.
I don' t want to tell yeai what happened in the next nine minutes. but I suppose I have to anyway. I pulled upto the
house abaut seven er eight and I yelled to the cabbie We hem's smell ya Eater!" I Geeked to my kingdom. Iwas
to sit en as the prince of Bel Air!