The Magic of Oil Painting

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The Magic of Oil Painting
Starring Bill Alexander
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Release
Original network PBS
Original release 1974 – 1982
Chronology
Related shows The Joy of Painting
External links
Website

The Magic of Oil Painting is an American half-hour instructional television show hosted by painter Bill Alexander which ran from 1974 until 1982 on PBS, produced by member station KOCE in Huntington Beach, California. In each episode, Alexander taught techniques for landscape oil painting, completing a painting in each session. The show is known for inspiring The Joy of Painting hosted by Bob Ross.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1974)[edit]

  • A Morning Kind of Mountain (February 18, 1974)
  • After the Storm (February 25, 1974)
  • Along the Moulon Rouge (March 4, 1974)
  • Autumn Lake (March 11, 1974)
  • Canadian Canyon (March 18, 1974)
  • Country Road (March 25, 1974)
  • Glacier Bay (April 1, 1974)
  • Green Rain Forest (April 8, 1974)
  • Hillgrueber's Farm (April 15, 1974)
  • Mountain Island (April 22, 1974)
  • Rain (April 29, 1974)
  • Solitude (May 6, 1974)
  • Winter Shack (May 13, 1974)

Season 2 (1975)[edit]

  • Alpine Junction
  • Craggy Pass
  • Candle on Black
  • Frozen Citadel
  • Looking for Gold
  • Miller's Colony
  • Mountain River
  • Mountain Road
  • Mr. Brown's Farm
  • Neptunes Bateau
  • Silver Plume Lake
  • Steel Lake
  • Autumn Colors

Season 3 (1976)[edit]

  • Along the Swan River
  • Autumn Dream
  • Beyond the Arctic Circle
  • Columbia River Gorge
  • Fall River
  • Haystack Rock
  • Holiday Mountain
  • Mountain Water Runoff
  • Seascape
  • The Homestead
  • To The Summit
  • Vase by Knife
  • Waterfall and Rapids

Season 4 (1977)[edit]

  • Alpine Lagoon
  • At The Beach
  • Bills Covered Bridge
  • Black Canvas Still Life
  • City Silhouette
  • Don't Fence Me In
  • Grand Canyon
  • Lake Kabetogama
  • Midnight Roses
  • Sunset I
  • Sylvan Path
  • Texas Scene
  • Thousand Island Lake

Season 5 (1978)[edit]

  • Colorado River Canyon
  • Desert Canyon
  • Falling Leaves
  • Falling Water
  • Grapes and a Jug II
  • Greener Pastures
  • Knife Mountain
  • Mountain Lake and Island
  • Near Lassen CA
  • Red Sailboat
  • Still Life in Vase
  • Stormy Ocean
  • Swamp Two

Season 6 (1979)[edit]

  • Candle on Black (Portrait)
  • Fall Touches
  • Lower Falls I
  • Montana de Oro
  • Natures Bounty
  • Rolling Mist
  • Sunset Beach
  • Tumalo Trail
  • Western Skies
  • West Virginia Mountains
  • Winter Day
  • Winter Lake
  • Winter Scene

Season 7 (1980)[edit]

  • Adirondack Pleasure
  • Apple Valley
  • Autumn Dreams
  • Evening At Eagle Lake
  • Grand Marais Pines
  • Lac du Flambeau
  • Merced River Yosemite
  • Moonlight Mirage
  • Secluded Cabin
  • Snowy Mountain Road
  • Still Life and Grapefruit
  • Sunlight I
  • West Virginia River

Season 8 (1981)[edit]

  • Bill's Mountain Waterfall
  • Dell's Pond
  • Down By The Riverside
  • Forest Hollow
  • Gorgeous Gorge
  • Island Eve
  • Jeffrey Pine
  • Marigold on Black
  • Mountain in the Clouds
  • Mount Baker
  • Quetico Wilderness
  • Rain Forest
  • Robin Hood Bay

Season 9 (1982)[edit]

  • Big Mountain
  • Butterfly
  • Daisies with a Knife
  • Farm Scene
  • Hidden Falls
  • Jar Still Life
  • Lonely Pine
  • Lost Lagoon
  • Moonlit Splendor
  • Mountain Paradise
  • Silver Falls
  • The Wall
  • Winter Sky

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