bob ross painting for sale?
This is weird or a bad reflection of how well search engine ranking company like Alexa computes the stats on various web site’s traffic. According to Alexa the top search engine search term used to send people to Fineartamerica.com is “fine art america” at 4.84%. That’s fine but the second term is…wait for it…bob ross painting for sale with 2.61%.
The third most popular search term that sends people to Fine Art America is abstract painting at 1.65% and then in fourth more Bob Ross!
A full 1.06 head to Fine Art America after searching for “bob ross original painting”!
Really, Bob Ross is that popular? Hasn’t that guy been off PBS for years? Didn’t he die ten years ago? The guy was kind of known for…well, let’s say… amateurish, hobbyist kind of paintings. Right?
According to Wikipedia:
Robert Norman “Bob” Ross (October 29, 1942 – July 4, 1995) was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was best known as the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS in the United States, and also aired in Canada, Latin America and Europe.
His style is described as:
Ross used the wet-on-wet oil painting technique, in which the painter continues adding paint on top of still-wet paint rather than waiting a lengthy amount of time to allow each layer of paint to dry. From the beginning, the program kept the selection of tools and colors simple so that viewers wouldn’t have to make large investments in expensive equipment. Ross frequently recommended odorless paint thinner (aka odorless mineral spirits) for brush cleaning. Combining the wet painting method with the use of large one- and two-inch brushes, as well as painting knives, allowed Ross to paint trees, clouds, mountains, and water in a matter of seconds. Each painting would start with simple strokes that appeared as nothing more than smudges of color. As he added more and more strokes, the blotches would transform into intricate landscapes
“Ross was well known for the catchphrases he used while painting such as “happy little trees”. In most episodes of The Joy of Painting, Ross would note that one of his favorite parts of painting was cleaning the brush”