The Christian Science Monitor: Bob Ross: How did he get so mellow?

Bob Ross, whose 70th birthday is celebrated Monday with a Google Doodle, said that one experience made him vow never to raise his voice again.

Painter Bob Ross, whose 70th birthday is celebrated with a doodle on Google’s home page, was famous for his soothing voice.

“We don’t have mistakes here,” the host of the long-running PBS program, “The Joy of Painting,” would often say as he completed a landscape painting using oils. “We just have happy accidents.” When adding items, Ross often referred to them as “happy”: the artist would dab in a “happy little cloud” or a “happy little tree.”

“His is as soothing as warm milk and cookies,” Orlando Sentinel writer Linda Shrieves wrote.
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