Contemporary Abstract Ayr Art

Melissa Ayr Presents Painted Baby Grand Piano “Live Energy”

Melissa Ayr Art Painted Piano "Live Energy" Young Chang“Live Energy”
Acrylic on Baby Grand Piano
Young Chang

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Piano Provided by the  Piano Gallery
"Piano Gallery"Images Courtesy of Skipping Stone Studio

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“Bee Bop”

Melissa Ayr Art Abstract Bee Bop

“Bee Bop”
Original Oil Painting on Canvas
72″x60″x1½”

“Bee Bop” was created in two phases.  The background was created first.  Then many months later Melissa came back to this painting to finish it.  Melissa used her hands to create the background and the overlay was painted with a brush using broad strokes.  The painting is done in oil on cotton duct canvas.  It took over 9 months to create this painting.  This painting represents joy at the present moment.  The title “Bee Bop” represents the happy bouncing movement that was coursing through the artist listening to Jazz music.  This painting is gallery wrapped and was created in the year 2009.  This painting was featured at Melissa’s exhibition Pure Creativity at the Goodrich Gallery in Dallas near the Heart of the Arts District.

Melissa Ayr Art Abstract Bee Bop Room

“Water Garden”

“Water Garden”

Melissa Ayr Oil Abstract Painting Art Artist Water Garden Monet Frankenthaler

“Water Garden”
Original Oil Painting on Canvas
60″x48″x1½”

“Water Garden” is a heavy textured original oil on canvas. This painting took over 9 months to create.  The artist used her hands to put down the texture over the cotton duct canvas.  This painting was formerly known as “Inferno” and was hung in the Galerie Blu’u inside the Montbleu Casino Resort in South Lake Tahoe.  “Inferno” was inspired by the Angora Fires around Lake Tahoe in 2007.  “Inferno” was painted outside as ash and soot fell over it and is embedded in the painting.  “Water Garden” was inspired by the impressionist painter Monet and is considered a transitional piece for Melissa’s career as an artist.

Melissa Ayr Oil Abstract Painting Art Artist Water Garden Detail

Detail View

“Pink Whip”

Melissa Ayr Original Art Painting Pink Whip

“Pink Whip”
Acrylic Painting on Canvas
48 x 36 x 1½

“Pink Whip” was created in 2009 and was the inspiration that led Melissa into creating “Wild Thing”.  This artwork was responsible for transitioning the cloud-like color blends Melissa had been focused on into a Jackson Pollock driven creative free for all.  Melissa maintains a robust presence of the color pink whilst orange and yellow tease the canvas with complementary style.  This artwork was recently sold to one of Dallas’ premiere art collectors.