Thanks to reruns, and the Internet, painter Bob Ross has lived on long after his death at the age of 52 in 1995.
His trademark perm and soothing, cheery voice are instantly recognizable, and reruns of his TV show “The Joy of Painting” still charm viewers, even if they have no intention of picking up a paint brush themselves.
But for those looking to recreate the picturesque landscapes Ross created on “The Joy of Painting,” KSPS and Pinot’s Palette are teaming up for another “Celebration of Bob Ross,” an event that doubles as a fundraiser for the station.
“We thought it would be a fun way to tap into that nostalgia and for people to have a good time remembering him,” Dawn Bayman, development director at KSPS, told the Spokesman-Review last year.
The Ross-inspired painting planned for this event is called “Frosted Dusk” and features Northern Lights reflected in a lake surrounded by a snowy forest.
The Jan. 13 event features a painting called “Incline Dreams,” depicting Incline Village’s view of Lake Tahoe at dawn.
PBS Nerd apparel and Ross memorabilia will be available, and prizes will be awarded for Ross trivia and other contests.