The Art of Bob Ross - Some Happy Little Statistics

Bob Ross painted 381 pictures in 11 seasons on his show "The Joy of Painting"... and 91% of them had a "happy little tree". 

Here are some other stats:

  • 44% had clouds
  • 26% had snow covered mountains
  • 18% had a cabin
  • 7% were beach scenes
  • 2% had a bridge

In all 381 pieces, Ross only painted ONE person, the silhouette of a cowboy sitting by a fire in a forest.

From FiveThirtyEight.com - A Statistical Analysis of the Work of Bob Ross

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