No mistakes, just some happy little accidents.
I want to go too !!
It’s what happens when you lose yourself in your work.
I hope he didn’t draw any bears…
I have a painting I’d love to hike through but not au naturel. It’s a late Fall scene.
He’d be a wiley person to do so.
Nudity will set you free…if freedom means having nothing left to lose.
Art is subjective. Did he escape into the nature or he now stuck to the wet paint?
He’ll soon discover why loin cloths are a good thing!
And if that water is from snow-capped mountains, it might be a tad cold…
And if he had taken his paint brushes and paint, he could paint up the kegs of beer and the pizzas from Wiley’s Before Eve..
Are the little trees still happy?
Self portrait Wiley? :P
“… and you, too, can experience the joy of painting.”
I just imagine this is the last thing Bob Ross did.
Dabbling in Oil Painting I see!
Makes one really wish for nature – but then there is always a chance of meeting some unleashed woke Karen along the way.
You can thank me later for unnecessarily including politics into this.
I understand where the artist is coming from. In the immortal words of Linus, I love humanity, it’s people I can’t stand!
“A Stop at Willoughby” The Twilight Zone.
Hey, can you draw one where America is free from Trump and the GOP, we’ll all jump into that one, for sure.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful …
Is that the old Wiley or the Young Wiley?
That will be fun for about a minute. Then the bugs will start investigating you. But maybe the Wileybears will take you in.
Commando-painters’ next logical step.
Is that Wiley?
wish I could do that
Must be using Acme paint he bought from a Coyote…
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson already did this one.
Wiley’s finally lost himself in one of his B.E. strips.
THANK GAWD it’s a rear view. . .
Wait, did he jump out the window (note the shirt on the sill) and be re-born in his art or did he just morph into it cosmically?
I love it that the open door makes it ambiguous as to whether he’s in the painting or just running in the streets.
Anyone who wants to run naked in the mountains has never stepped barefoot on a pine cone dodging a rattle snake because he was busy scratching mosquito bites in places he should have had covered.
On a darker note: This reminds me of the old “Night Gallery” episode titled “The Escape Route.” Still haunts me, even after all these years. shudder
reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode!!!
Black flies and skeeters. Just sayin’.
Trompe l’oeil at its finest.
Boy, he really got into that painting…
Looks like the setup for a “Pierre of the North” punchline.
He should have taken his colorful clothing. It obviously doesn’t belong in the black-and-white world.
The Shaw’s Shanks Redemption
He looks like a lot of nearly naked people seen on beaches, so social distancing won’t be a problem.
“The Picture of Dorian’s Butt”…
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Art is life…life is art… :-)
If that were possible, Amazon would sell out of Bob Ross DVD’s.
Art, get into it!
Purple Rose of Cairo.
If it were only that easy….
That forest you painted might have Wiley Bears in it.
Did the au natural thing one morning in the woods. Sat on a log and got a tick for my trouble. That was fun.
Bob? Bob? Oh my God, BOB!
A brilliant use of Acme tunnel paint.
There should be a Wiley Bear somewhere in that picture …
I always wondered what happened to Bob Ross.
It’s paramount to imagine the world we want to inhabit.
Is that where Bob Ross went?
I wonder if that is a self portrait?
……and that’s how Bob Ross left the atelier… ♥
This what happens to me (and most creatives regardless of disciplines), when I get into the zone while designing or creating artwork. Although I usually keep my clothes on, remembering to eat or sleep is another thing.
Til the black flies, gnats, and mosquitoes show up.
This is an old TV show (Twilight Zone type)… this guy visits a museum daily finds that he can enter a painting of a boat in a lake (i believe). He then steals or kills someone and breaks back in to the museum in the dark to “enter” this painting and he does but what he realizes is that the museum moved the painting and he entered one of hell. anyone recall this one???
If only it were that easy.
Would love to head out like that!
Makes me wonder if Dorothy was a painter.
Swinging in the wind
Threw himself into his work. And is never coming back.
“For Mister Wiley Miller, things are never going to be the same again. He’s entering a place, we call, the Twilight Zone.” and cue the spooky music…
I could use a picture with those qualities. Alas, the best my similar pictures can give me is a purely mental journey.
Forget Photo-Realism. This is Real-Realism.
The big question is: Can he get back Out when he gets hungry for a nice Cheese Steak?
I love this. This is what total freedom is like. There is hardly anything better than being outdoors , naked in the sunshine. One can be truly in tune with ones self. Totally sensuous.
Great comments all! of course this is a world the artist created for himself, so no hunger, no cold, no biting insects. comfy moss to sleep on and if he needs to eat there will be food… I do like the idea he needed to take his supplies with him however, because an artist is never free without some means to make art…. harold and the purple crayon is my reference.
“You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it lies a dimension of sight, a dimension of sound, a dimension…of mind. You have entered…The Twilight Zone.” [do-do-doodoo, do-do-doodoo…]
February 16, 2022