Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Bob Ross Welcomes Ben Stahl

Bob Ross was legendary as an on-screen painter, but he was also generous enough to welcome a few guests and let them do their thing.

In this episode he welcomes (watch on YouTube) American illustrator Ben Stahl (1910-1987), one of the founding members of The Famous Artists School. 

Stahl paints differently than most folks you see these days on YouTube. He doesn't use references and places spots of color in an impressionistic way.  

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The Famous Artists Course Binders 1-4

Thanks, Paulo

11 comments:

arturoquimico said...

Wow! What a master class... so much good information... thanks for posting!

nuum said...

"The rest of us are just illustrators, but you among the masters, and I am filled with admiration"
(Norman Rockwell letter to Ben Stahl - June 3, 1968)

nuum said...

And here is a Herald-Tribune page about Ben Stahl's Museum robbery in April 1969
https://www.heraldtribune.com/article/LK/20150726/News/605201107/SH

Sara Light-waller said...

Thank you so much for posting this video. I didn't know about it and really enjoyed watching. I'm a huge fan of The Famous Artist School materials, I have my own set from the 1960's. I'm also a classically-trained painter and illustrator and it's nice to hear someone speaking about the old techniques with such relish. I love your Thank you for your wonderful posts and for generously sharing your knowledge with us. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Srob said...

What is maximum green 8....never geard of it before

MacDieter said...

This video is not available in your country (Germany)!

Jim Douglas said...

"I feel the main job of an artist is to find the things in nature that the average person cannot see then put them on canvas. But doing a better job of art than nature. Why? BECAUSE NATURE IS EVERYTHING EXCEPT AN ARTIST. Only a human can appreciate art, and only a human can create art. The trouble is too many artists merely copy nature's work instead of creating art based on nature, based on nature's rules. And if you study nature, not only just what it is, what it looks like, but why it looks that way, and then you paint exactly in the same manner."
Ben Stahl (10:01-10:47)

Sketching Artist said...

That cracks me up when he says, "Wish me luck." Imagine, a master such as he expressing his humility, like the rest of us artists, only trying to do our best.

Chloegilbert said...

Sadly this video not available in my country (UK)

Michaelangelo Reina said...

Interesting to see what the he thinks of warm and cool colors, at least in this instance.

CerverGirl said...

Thank you so much for the great post/link!!! Merry Christmas ~ Happy Holidays!