Google Doodles: Bob Ross! Today’s Google Doodle celebrates what would have been Bob Ross’s 70th birthday. Even though he’s no longer with us, he taught us that anyone can paint. All we have to do is believe in ourselves. Ross started painting while serving with the Air Force. Where the snow-covered mountains inspired him. This new-found talent allowed him to make a living, culminating in the long running (1983-1994) PBS show, The Joy of Painting.