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Artist Corner:



Bob Ross wins this years Shorty Award for “Twitch Streamer of the Year”


Bob Ross was named “Twitch streamer of the year”  at the Ninth annual Shorty Awards presented on Sunday April 23rd.


If you haven’t heard about  Twitch TV it’s a live streaming video platform owned by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of   Twitch TV streams a mini marathon of Bob Ross episodes on the weekends.  The Shorty Awards are like the Oscars of social media.  They recognize and honor social media influencers, brands and organizations on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and other social media sites.


Bob Ross’ popularity has exploded in the past few years largely due to the internet and social media.  You may have seen the Bob Ross Remix that came out a couple years ago or some of his snippets and/or shows on You-Tube.  His popularity has spread across all age groups.  I have had students tell me that when they were teenagers or college students they would turn on the TV and watch “The Joy of Painting” when they got home from school.    Because of Bob’s soft, calming voice some people even watch an episode to relax before going to sleep at night.   


Even though you can watch him on TV or the Internet the best way to paint a Bob Ross landscape is to take a class offered by a Certified Bob Ross instructor.   There you will get hands-on instruction with individual attention and a little fun thrown in just for the heck of it.   The best thing about taking a Bob Ross class is spending 4 hours focused only on painting and not about the troubles of the world and/or at home.  It’s a well deserved mind vacation.

Congratulations to Bob Ross and company on being named “Twitch Streamer of the Year”


If you have any questions regarding the new changes or anything else related to the Painting Bug and/or Bob Ross contact me by email at or phone 518-852-9160.

Happy Painting,



Painting Tips:   Mountains: Highlights and Shadows

  • Flatten the paint out on your pallet as much as you can and make sure you have a small even roll on the knife.
  • Use only a light bit of pressure to put on the highlights and shadows. Gentle strokes.
  • For the least amount of pressure, hold the knife at the ferral between the thumb and forefinger. Don't put your finger on the blade as it creates too much pressure and you'll end up scraping off paint instead of laying it on.
  • Don't go over the same spot more than once or twice.
  • Most important of all is to Relax and go for it. Your mountains will be magnificent!!!

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