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Every Day I Learn

Maybe there's a happy little bush that lives right there. Let's make a happy little mountain now. I'll go over the colors one more time that we use: Titanium white, Thalo green, Prussian blue, Van Dyke brown, Alizarin crimson, Sap green, Cad yellow, and Permanent red. The more we do this - the more it will do good things to our heart.

Even the worst thing we can do here is good

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This is your creation - and it's just as unique and special as you are. We must be quiet, soft and gentle. Everybody needs a friend.

If you overwork it you become a cloud killer. There's nothing worse than a cloud killer. There comes a nice little fluffer. And I know you're saying, 'Oh Bob, you've done it this time.' And you may be right. Just think about these things in your mind - then bring them into your world.

Even the worst thing we can do here is good. The least little bit can do so much. Happy painting, God bless. Each highlight must have it's own private shadow. The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe. A tree needs to be your friend if you're going to paint him.

If we're going to have animals around we all have to be concerned about them and take care of them. Let's have a little bit of fun today. Trees grow in all kinds of ways. They're not all perfectly straight. Not every limb is perfect.

Every day I learn. But we're not there yet, so we don't need to worry about it. We'll play with clouds today.

It's a super day, so why not make a beautiful sky? I like to beat the brush. A fan brush is a fantastic piece of equipment. Use it. Make friends with it.

Be so very light. Be a gentle whisper.

Mountain Retreat by Bob Ross
Mountain Retreat by Bob Ross

Didn't you know you had that much power? You can move mountains. You can do anything. If you hypnotize it, it will go away. Just take out whatever you don't want. It'll change your entire perspective. Life is too short to be alone, too precious. Share it with a friend. I think there's an artist hidden in the bottom of every single one of us.

In this world, everything can be happy. Don't kill all your dark areas - you need them to show the light. Every highlight needs it's own personal shadow. If you've been in Alaska less than a year you're a Cheechako. Just use the old one inch brush. We don't need any guidelines or formats. All we need to do is just let it flow right out of us.

"I will take some magic white, and a little bit of Vandyke brown and a little touch of yellow. Now we can begin working on lots of happy little things. And just raise cain."

We might as well make some Almighty mountains today as well, what the heck. But we're not there yet, so we don't need to worry about it. Maybe there's a happy little bush that lives right there. You have to make these big decisions.

It is a lot of fun. Think about a cloud. Just float around and be there. The very fact that you're aware of suffering is enough reason to be overjoyed that you're alive and can experience it. The only prerequisite is that it makes you happy. If it makes you happy then it's good.

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For the lack of a better word I call them hangy downs. This is probably the greatest thing that's ever happened in my life. Let's have a little bit of fun today. We don't really know where this goes - and I'm not sure we really care. I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn't know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do. Painting should do one thing. It should put happiness in your heart.


There comes a nice little fluffer. Be so very light. Be a gentle whisper. Fluff that up. Remember how free clouds are. They just lay around in the sky all day long.

Only God can make a tree - but you can paint one. See. We take the corner of the brush and let it play back-and-forth. These things happen automatically. All you have to do is just let them happen. Everybody needs a friend. Everybody's different. Trees are different. Let them all be individuals. Everyone is going to see things differently - and that's the way it should be.

You can't have light without dark. You can't know happiness unless you've known sorrow. That's the way I look when I get home late; black and blue. We're not trying to teach you a thing to copy. We're just here to teach you a technique, then let you loose into the world. Let your imagination be your guide.

Volunteering your time; it pays you and your whole community fantastic dividends. Just relax and let it flow. That easy. You can create anything that makes you happy.