Can't you run that painting through one of those new-fangled algorithms and have it shit out a poorly photoshopped painting?
This is so much fun and infuriating! I followed Pastel Seascape
Your picture of a river was based off a picture of a barn? ... That's impressively weird.
Anyway, yesterday my boyfriend told me a really sad story about Bob Ross, that he and his family were completely screwed over by the executives of the Steve Ross company, so that his family don't get any royalties regarding anything Bob Ross related, and his son Steve isn't even legally allowed to paint under the name "Steve Ross" due to some BS copyright reasons.
I hate socialists a lot but I do agree with them sometimes that CEOs should be violently killed exactly because of reasons like this, I guess that makes me a centrist.
Oops, I meant the "Bob Ross Company" not the "Steve Ross Company" ... But yeah, they basically own the rights to his name and all of his artwork, and since they own the "Ross" name, his son can't use it for financial gain, from what I understand.
Kind of like what happened with Halston. (If you guys haven't seen the show, I'd recommend giving it a watch. Ewan McGregor being excessively fabulous and having lots of gay orgies.) But yeah, I guess if you sell a company with your name on it, you essentially sell the rights to your own name.