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The Best of the Joy of Painting was authored by Annette Kowalski and contains sixty projects, including some of Kowalski's paintings in the Bob Ross style as well as Bob Ross originals. Based on the PBS oil painting TV series, "The Joy of Painting", this book is packed with carefully detailed, step-by-step instructions and full color images.

Paintings included are as follows: Golden Knoll, Mountain Reflections, Secluded Lake, Secluded Beach, Mountain River, Country Cabin, Mountain Splendor, Daisy Delight, Golden Sunset, Peaceful Haven, Winter Oval, The Old Mill, Mountain Stream, Warm Winter Day, Dock Scene, Emerald Waters, Oval Essence, Winter Hideaway, Arctic Beauty, Cabin at Sunset, Hidden Creek, Sunset Oval, Winter Solitude, Hidden Stream, Misty Forest Oval, Barn at Sunset, Evening Waterfall, Shades of Gray, Blue River, Mountain Hideaway, Happy Accident, Lonely Retreat, A Walk in the Woods, Quiet Inlet, Majestic Pine, Towering Glacier, Night Light, Winter Mountain, Wetlands, Roadside Barn, Soft Mountain Glow, Cabin in the Woods, Mountain at Sunset, Covered Bridge, Quiet Woods, Mountain Oval, Black Seascape, Purple Splendor, Mountain Cabin, Winter Mist, Mountain Challenge, Dark Waterfall, Northern Lights, Winter Cabin, Mountain Glory, Bright Autumn Trees, Oval Barn, Majestic Mountains, High Chateau, and Mountain-By-The-Sea.

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Customer Product Reviews

Rated by: Teresa S. in Britton, MI
Great book :)
Rated by: Roxanne M. in Kenai, AK
It is a wonderful and enjoyable book. I remember watching him on television and this book is almost like seeing him paint all over again. I highley recommend this book just for the joy and memories of Bob Ross.
Rated by: sandy l. in williamstown, MA
great books
Rated by: Sherry W. in Oviedo, FL
Bobb Ross books are well organized, they have beautiful color pictures of each project and are easy to follow.
Rated by: Laura R G. in Dayton, OH
I have only one book so far and found it to be a very good instructional book. I would highly recommend it.
Rated by: Gray M. in Charleston, SC
I bought this book for my mom who is a retired teacher who just began painting about a year ago. She is thrilled with the book.
Rated by: Doreen A. in Windsor, VT
I just loved these books hard to decide which painting to do first
Rated by: Doreen A. in Windsor, VT
I just loved these books hard to decide which painting to do first
Rated by: patty c. in milford , OH
I couldnt believe how easy it was to follow this book was amazing everything I painted I got lots an lots of compliments
Rated by: Debby S. in Lott, TX
I have taken art classes at my local college, but most of the time the pictures dome out with the best results, The books and directions came to a much better ouot come and a paiting I could display with pride.
Rated by: Tammy H. in Danville, VA
The Joy of Painting books by Bob Ross are among the best I have seen. My only problem is deciding which scenes to paint--I seem to want to paint most of the ones in the books that I have purchased!
Rated by: Diana B. in Bigfork, MT
I have watched Bob Ross' "the best of the joy of painting" on PBS. I have never painted, never wanted to because I'm one of the many who have no talent. But after watching Bob, I have no doubt I can create a work of art. I wish he was still with. A great talent lost.
Rated by: Deborah G. in Springville, TN
My sons really enjoyed watching the PBS series by this artist and another one when they were preschoolers, and could follow the instructions easily enough to produce very good work. Thank you very much.
Rated by: Virginie K. in Centerville, OH
I think that those books are really well done and they guide through the whole process of the painting. Nevertheless, I would strongly suggest to get the 3-hours workshop tape to go with the book. Indeed, the book is not an easy way to learn things such as mixing the colors, applying them... The tape and the books all together make a great tool for endless paintings.
Rated by: Joseph A. in Virginia Beach, VA
These books are well planned. The layout is simple and the instruction is good. Some preparatory instruction is a little weak, but overall, I would give these books an A-.

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