„We don't make mistakes; we just have happy accidents. And that's when you really experience the joy of painting.“

—  Bob Ross

Bob Ross: Beauty Is Everywhere. Collection 1: Ep. 8 "Wintertime Blues"; The Joy of Painting Season 20: Episode 3 Bob Ross: Winter in Pastel.

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American painter, art instructor, and television host 1942 - 1995

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