You Can Stream “The Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross for FREE Right Now

Break out of your quarantine blues with the help of Bob Ross!

Lately, everyone’s favorite pastime has been finding a pastime, whether that means spending your day at the museum on some virtual tours or binging Hallmark’s Christmas movies. We’ve already watched just about everything on Netflix, courtesy of these secret Netflix codes, and as much as we love action movies and classic comedies, we could use a bit of a cooldown. That can only mean one thing—Bob Ross to the rescue!

Now, you can watch every episode of Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting online. Oh, and did we mention it’s free?

Why It’s Worth Watching

You’ve probably seen more than one clip of Bob Ross working the canvas with ease. Every episode features a different technique that you can replicate at home, and each landscape painting is fit for a picture frame. Not only will you learn your way around a palette, but you’ll also learn Bob Ross’ legendary life lessons—because everyone needs a friend, right?

In total, there are 403 episodes (or 31 seasons) of The Joy of Painting, so you won’t run out of Bob Ross anytime soon. Whether you just want to listen to his voice or paint along with his guidance, this is the perfect way to flex your creativity and get some R&R at the same time. Thank you, Bob Ross!

Get started in the kitchen, too, with every episode of Julia Child’s The French Chef.

Where to Watch Bob Ross

You can buy the entire series to watch on Amazon Prime, or you can watch it all for free on Youtube. The official Bob Ross YouTube channel features every season with its own dedicated playlist and has amassed over 3 million subscribers. You don’t even have to have an account to join; just turn on autoplay and catch every episode, one by one.

Now’s the time to create Bob Ross-inspired paintings for holidays and birthdays. We can’t think of a better way to spend our time at home!

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Laurie Dixon
Having a passion for writing her whole life, Laurie joined the Taste of Home team to bring together her two favorite things—creative writing and food. She spends most of her time playing with her dog, drafting up short stories and, of course, trying out new recipes.