Original Oil Painting on Canvas
“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.