I had the privilege last week of meeting both Steve Ross (Bob’s Son) and Dana Jester who was another frequent guest painter on The Joy of Painting.
In this picture they are holding a painting, that I own, from the early 1990’s. They each painted two of the images on this canvas and used it as part of the training of new Certified Bob Ross instructors.
They relayed an interesting story about the painting. Steve was supposed to paint the two mountain images, but he never liked to paint mountains unless with the knife. The bottom left image is a mountain painted with a fan brush. Dana shared that Steve wouldn’t do it so Dana painted the two bottom images and Steve painted the two top images.
They used this canvas during training on the west coast and taught future instructors how to paint each of these.