Bob Ross' legacy lives on in new 'The Joy of Painting' series

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When Bob Ross died of complications from cancer in 1995, he had completed about half of the paintings he planned to teach from in a 32 season of “The Joy of Painting.” In the new series “The Joy of Painting with Nicholas Hankins: Bob Ross' Unfinished Season,” a certified Bob Ross instructor recreates those works demonstrating wet-on-wet oil painting in 30 minutes. Hankins has the blessing of Joan Kowalski, president of Bob Ross, Inc. Her parents and Ross co-founded the company together. Kowalski believes Ross would be proud of the new show and their efforts to keep his legacy alive.