The Original Happy Little Trees Are Found Only In Alaska

The legacy of painting teacher Bob Ross is vast indeed. On his PBS show “The Joy of Painting,” he kept it cool and talked the viewer through the process of painting a scenic landscape using layers of oil paints. His soothing tones and peaceful demeanor, along with his trademark afro, made him a popular figure. His paintings were consistently skillful, his style easy-to-follow and the scenes gorgeous. Few know he started his painting career in Alaska! So, when he was talking about adding in some “happy little trees”, he was referring to the boreal forests of the interior.

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