Spoiled Children of Divorce


Exemplary Children of Divorce – Bob Ross
August 2, 2016, 10:31 pm
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“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”

Was TV painting guru “The Happy Painter”talking about family or about painting? Probably both.

I was delighted to find that Ross was a Child of Divorce. His situation was unusual. From what I’ve read on the Internet, and don’t quote me because I could be wrong, Ross’ parents split when he was 1 1/2. They married other spouses and then separated from those spouses and remarried each other. I can’t find what age Ross was when they remarried. Somewhere I read that this happened before he hit his teen years. Ross had one half-brother.

The first Venus Return happens around age 1 1/2. That’s a pretty good signature for an artist especially when in conjunction with the Sun as it is in Ross’ chart. This conjunction also makes a significant 8 year cycle in a person so it would being interesting to know if the parents’ remarriage occurred at either Age 8 or Age 16.

Ross dropped out of school in the 9th grade, perhaps as a symptom of divorce stress, maybe for another reason. He worked for his father doing carpentry where he sawed off part of a finger. At Age 18 Ross joined the Air Force where he worked for twenty years. He said something to the effect that he had screamed so much in the military that he had no desire to scream ever again. This reflects his mellow TV person where he claims that painting is easy and can be done by anyone. While in the Air Force Ross started painting a quick technique in Oils where he could knock off 2 paintings at lunch and go back to the base and sell them. He started his how-to TV show in 1981. This became a successful business where he sold not only his paintings but art supplies and instructional materials.

Ross was married twice. The first marriage ended in divorce and the second marriage ended when his wife passed from Cancer. Ross had two sons from his first marriage and one son from his second marriage.

Bob Ross passed from Lymphoma when he was 52. It looks from the following link like there were some problems between his son and his estate, https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/3rtpvu/what_happened_to_steve_from_bob_ross_the_joy_of/

 . Don’t really want to mention but this but it’s a reality for a lot of children of divorce.


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