Painting with Bob Ross

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My boys love to watch and paint along with Bob Ross and I love his work too. This book is so cool. If you can’t paint fast enough to paint along with his shows, you can paint along with him by reading this book. It’s full of beautiful step-by-step photographs and instructions so that you too can make your own happy little trees and clouds covered woodland masterpieces. It’s so much fun and it really makes me want to get some supplies and make a Bob Ross style painting of my own.
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This book is a must have for any beginning artist and professional alike. Bob Ross' techniques are shown throughout the whole book., Great photos and exercises. Very informative. Absolutely love this book. this book shows the paint and tools needed to create these beautiful paintings. Follow Bob Ross through each step and you too will be able to paint.
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As someone who grew up watching Bob Ross on TV, this book brought immediate nostalgia and I love it. So helpful on tips for painting.
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I have been an admirer of Bob Ross since I started getting interested in painting. This book helped me understand his technique in a more visual learning experience rather than with watching videos which was more kinesthetic learning. While I don't really use oil paints, I was able to apply some techniques using acrylics. It was a fun approach and I would like to explore the practice a lot more, although when using acrylics, I had to use a lot of extenders to apply his technique better.
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Bob Ross was inspirational and this new book is too. Any Bob Ross fan will enjoy this book. You will learn some Bob Ross history as well as painting techniques and about the tools. There are 16 painting projects and each include the materials and tools listed with steps too. You'll create mountains, cabins, paths, ocean waves and more. It is a great book helping you create your own beautiful landscapes and Happy Trees.
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If you like painting landscapes, Bob Ross’s book, Learn To Paint In Oil Step By Step, is a great book to start with.  For beginners, he starts by introducing the supplies you will need and does a good job specifying which brush to use and how to use it throughout the book. He also does a good job explaining the color theory.

Many of his paintings are challenging for the more advanced as well.  All of his paintings are landscapes.  Some of them are more unique by painting a landscape through a window.  There is a wide variety of landscapes including day, night, and different seasons.  Of course, there are a few happy trees and happy accidents that happen along the way.  I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about oil painting.

I received this galley from NetGalley.
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I was surprised at how useful this was (I'm an acrylic painter) but it's a nice guide from everything to what brushes to select to how to lay a roll of paint from a palette knife down. I recommend this for painters, but first and foremost, for people who love Bob Ross. This is like having a piece of the show you can access anytime, and that's pretty wonderful.
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Learn to paint like Bob Ross. Accessible, approachable, and inspiring, this book will make you want to pick up a brush and create your own masterpiece. Broken down into a series of paintings you can make by following step-by-step instructions, you'll feel supported and encouraged on every page. Much like watching an episode of Ross's famous PBS show.
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Unfortunately I did not enjoy this book - it is hard to make a Bob Ross book without his calming voice, because while the paintings are great, what attracts people to Bob Ross is his nature and his gentle encouragement. However, you do not get this from the book.

(Plus I wasn't the biggest fan of promoting a certain brand of paints...)
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Beautiful book with step by step instructions on creating landscapes with oil painting

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the eARC
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Thank you, NetGalley for the preview of this digital ARC.

Bob Ross is always inspirational. There is something so soothing about watching him paint. I can watch him all day do nothing but paint trees. This book gives instructions to oil paint some of his best works and I cannot wait to try them out!
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Walter Foster Publishing and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Painting with Bob Ross: Learn to pain in oil step by step!  I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given.

Readers who grew up watching Bob Ross on local television will absolutely delight in Painting with Bob Ross.  This book includes all of his techniques, as well as his famous phrases such as "happy little trees" and "Let's go crazy, what the heck!"

The most interesting part of the book for me was the biography, as Bob's personal story was not part of the television show.  His charm and calm demeanor helped inspire generations of would-be artists.  Beginners can easily learn the Bob Ross method with this book, as it includes the tools and techniques for success.  Readers are able to create their own paintings using their own brushes, as the book includes step-by-step instructions for some of those works.  Creating landscape paintings, including seascapes, mountains, and winter scenes is possible with Painting with Bob Ross.  This book is an idea gift for those who are fans of Bob Ross and who desire to learn his techniques.
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This is a really fun art book that reminded me so very much of the Bob Ross painting show…and I really do miss that show. This book is perfect for anybody that wants to learn to oil paint, as well as for any fans of the late Bob Ross. If you’ve watched all of his shows and want something a bit newer, this might be perfect for you. Even if you haven’t watched his shows, the painting guides in here are very well laid out.
	Bob Ross always had a talent for breaking up the painting process and laying it all out for the aspiring artist. Thankfully this book managed to recreate that ability fairly well. It’s not quite the same as watching the show – however you also don’t have to be afraid about not keeping up with him either, as you decide when to turn the page. 
	What I really loved about this book is that they took the time to share some of Bob Ross’ history with us. I can honestly tell you that I didn’t know a lot of what was included in it, so it was very informative for me. Having this as the introduction was a really nice touch – it felt like they were honoring him.
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Growing up watching Bob Ross and seeing him create such beautiful masterpieces, really inspired me to try my hand at painting "happy accidents". I was never able to quite pick up on how to paint like this brilliant artist.

This book, however, has helped me learn to paint with easy step by step instructions and tips all from the creator himself, Bob Ross. 

I've enjoyed this book so much! And even though I'm still learning, it's a nice trip down memory lane.

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Really enjoyed reading this book. Always enjoyed his show. Good information and great illustrations and pictures. Would recommend!
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received a copy of this book from NetGalley for a honest review.

3 1/2 stars

Painting with Bob Ross, I was super excited to see this book come up because I use to watch Bob Ross on TV and was constantly amazed at how easy he made painting seem. This book has a lot of great pictures and step by step instructions but in my opinion it really doesn't compare to watching Bob Ross teach you how to paint. I think it's a great companion book but not a stand alone. Thank you to the publishers for the opportunity to review this book.
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Painting with Bob Ross: Learn to Paint in Oil Step-by-Step will teach you oil painting techniques while brightening your day. The tone of the book is much like watching Ross's television show and the techniques presented will teach you how to paint using Ross's painting techniques. 

At the start of the book you will find information on how to select paints, brush cleaners, solvents and painting equipment. Throughout the book you will find well illustrated paint projects that show the process from start to finish. Some of the projects you will find in this book include:

Winter Mist
Around the Bend
Teton Winter
Nature's Splendor

Painting with Bob Ross is a Walter Foster art book and Walter Foster art books are some of the best art books around when learning new techniques.

Recommend.

Review written after downloading a galley from NetGalley
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Part of the charm of the Bob Ross painting show was his warmth, his soothing voice, and the confidence he had that the viewer could complete each project. Those things also shine through in this book. Easy instructions, lovely pictures, and a little nostalgia.
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I remember my mother watching Bob Ross on tv when I was a child. These look easy to do the painting. Such a great book and it brought lots of memories of my mother.
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I received a digital version of this book from the publisher and NetGalley, thus I offer my honest and voluntary review. 

I grew up learning to paint with Bob Ross on TV. This book is a bundle of happy little clouds and landscapes dotted with fun and happy little trees, providing smiles with the oil painting lessons. A brief bio of Ross is included. It's a decent intro to oil painting book, and would make a great gift for yourself or for any artistic person in your life.
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