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Painting With John

All Episodes 2021 - 2023
TV-MA

  • Canceled
  • #<Network:0x00007f857a63a8d8>
  • 2021-01-23T04:00:00Z
  • 21m
  • 6h 32m (18 episodes)
  • John Lurie
  • United States
  • English
  • Hyperobject Industries
  • Documentary, Comedy, Reality
Part meditative tutorial, part fireside chat, each episode finds artist John Lurie ensconced at his worktable, where he hones his intricate watercolor techniques and shares his reflections on what he’s learned about life.

18 episodes

Series Premiere

2021-01-23T04:00:00Z

1x01 Bob Ross Was Wrong

Series Premiere

1x01 Bob Ross Was Wrong

  • 2021-01-23T04:00:00Z21m

After contemplating how to open his show, John discusses his parents’ approach to nurturing their kids’ creativity and his lack of trust in someone until he has heard them laugh.

2021-01-30T04:00:00Z

1x02 The Explosion Story

1x02 The Explosion Story

  • 2021-01-30T04:00:00Z21m

John crashes his seventh drone in his attempt to film a show open. Next, he shares how his cancer treatment led to a middle-of-the-night disastrous shrimp curry incident and recalls meeting Barry White.

2021-02-06T04:00:00Z

1x03 Elephant

1x03 Elephant

  • 2021-02-06T04:00:00Z21m

John recounts how the obsession he and his brother shared for John Coltrane’s “Live at Birdland” resulted in an unfortunate Sunday breakfast and chronicles his epic quest to procure a live eel in Manhattan.

2021-02-13T04:00:00Z

1x04 Fame Is Bad

1x04 Fame Is Bad

  • 2021-02-13T04:00:00Z21m

John explains the origin of the painting he made in “honor” of Gore Vidal, tells the story of the now-famous actor who used to clean his house, and ponders the toll that fame took on his friend Anthony Bourdain.

John contemplates uncanny disappearances on the island where he lives. Next, he tells the story of being turned away from the DMV at 17 and how his mother tried to intervene.

Season Finale

2021-02-27T04:00:00Z

1x06 Finding Rudolph

Season Finale

1x06 Finding Rudolph

  • 2021-02-27T04:00:00Z21m

John considers the complex songs of tree frogs, recounts ongoing attempts to make his cameraman Erik laugh, and reflects on the challenges and benefits of painting with watercolors. Season finale.

Season Premiere

2022-02-19T04:00:00Z

2x01 What?

Season Premiere

2x01 What?

  • 2022-02-19T04:00:00Z21m

John sacrifices his handsomeness for humanity – and the introduction of Cowboy Beckett.

John yells at the moon for not keeping an appointment and gives a lecture about new technology in the theater.

2022-03-05T04:00:00Z

2x03 The Bugs Are Winning

2x03 The Bugs Are Winning

  • 2022-03-05T04:00:00Z21m

John recounts the time Joey Ramone waved at him.

John scares people on bicycles while trying to explain that life is a beautiful and wonderful thing.

2022-03-19T03:00:00Z

2x05 Small Car

2x05 Small Car

  • 2022-03-19T03:00:00Z21m

John encounters a drunk pilot and decides it is safe to fly with him, while Ann Mary shares how she makes Weapon Potatoes.

Season Finale

2022-03-26T03:00:00Z

2x06 Old Man Dancing

Season Finale

2x06 Old Man Dancing

  • 2022-03-26T03:00:00Z21m

John talks about attending the 1962 World Series with his father.

Season Premiere

2023-06-03T03:00:00Z

3x01 Hermits Unite

Season Premiere

3x01 Hermits Unite

  • 2023-06-03T03:00:00Z24m

John laments how he, the world, and airports are absolute messes before offering a public service announcement on TV binge-watching.

2023-06-10T03:00:00Z

3x02 Potato

3x02 Potato

  • 2023-06-10T03:00:00Z21m

Over a unique blend of music, animation, and painted scenery, John recounts an escape he led from summer camp.

2023-06-17T03:00:00Z

3x03 The Sea Monster

3x03 The Sea Monster

  • 2023-06-17T03:00:00Z23m

John discusses getting older and Nesrin floats away to music.

2023-06-24T03:00:00Z

3x04 My Friend Flea

3x04 My Friend Flea

  • 2023-06-24T03:00:00Z30m

John receives a visit from his friend Flea, and the two find endless time to catch up… in prison.

2023-07-01T03:00:00Z

3x05 How the Music Is Made

3x05 How the Music Is Made

  • 2023-07-01T03:00:00Z21m

John gathers a group of remarkable musicians to write, rehearse, and record music for this season of the show.

2023-07-08T03:00:00Z

3x06 The Night Hunters

3x06 The Night Hunters

  • 2023-07-08T03:00:00Z21m

John shares his appreciation for his long-time assistant and friend Nesrin… and his epic collection of luminary toast.

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