chasing the pink glow

100/100 My Family

For 100 (and 3 days I was unable to paint because I was traveling or ill) days I have started the morning wondering what I will paint that day. My family has heard me ask, at least 80 times, “What am I going to paint today?” Almost every time, my daughters have answered “Your family!” …

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99/100 Gouache

A photo posted by Melissa N-S (@melissa.n_s) on Dec 4, 2015 at 5:50pm PST This evening I headed to E3 Modern a gallery where they have hung 97 of paintings, and the other 3 will be added later this week. We were there until 9:30, and then I came home and finished my 99th painting. …

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Cher

98/100 Cher

On the worst of days, all I have to do is head over to YouTube and watch some Sonny & Cher Show clips, or Cher’s solo variety show. Nothing makes me happier than Cher singing and acting in a variety show format. If I need a quick fix, one look at Cher’s Twitter account will …

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Accordion

97/100 Accordion

I love the accordion. I’m sure that when angels fly, the flapping of their wings sound just like the bellows of this here instrument. I was hesitant to paint one, as I wasn’t sure I could do it justice. But today a friend on Instagram posted a photo of a Jo Ann Castle album & …

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Tom Waits

96/100 Tom Waits

I don’t even know how to express the love I have for Tom Waits. I know he is one of those artists that inspires a cult like devotion, and there is a good reason for that. It’s because he is amazing. I admire the way that he is always stretching and trying new things. I …

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95/100 Record Albums

I love record albums. Back before the Internet was around, the way I found out about music was heading to a local thrift shop and picking up a stack of albums for .50¢ each. I would just try things out, and if I hated it, back to the thrift shop it would go. When I …

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94/100 True Stories

True Stories is a film about a bunch of people in Virgil Texas. It was made by David Byrne of the band The Talking Heads in 1986. The Talking Heads wrote the songs for the movie, and they are so good! I love love love this movie. I remember renting it as a kid & …

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93/100 Edith Head

Edith head was an incredibly busy costume designer from 1948 until 1981. She designed so many iconic and amazing costumes. Including two of the films I have included in this project, “What A Way To Go” & “A New Kind Of Love”. She also did the costumes for Sunset Boulevard & Roman Holiday. The list …

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92/100 Welcome To The Dollhouse

I had a hard time deciding which Todd Solondz film to do a painting of. I love how disturbed and lovely his movies are. I decided to paint Dawn Weiner from “Welcome To The Dollhouse” because her awkwardness is so painful & touching. I love that film so much!

91/100 Endora

As a kid I loved Samantha on Bewitched. I thought she was beautiful & so cool. As a grown up woman and mother of two young girls, I really love Endora now. I can TOTALLY understand her meddlesome nature. Her daughter is trying to hide her light under this wet blanket who wants Samantha to …

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