Studio Shots

‘I’d call a plumber!’

When an Australian reporter asked Ajahn Brahm, the head of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia, how he would respond if someone flushed the holy book of his religion down the toilet, that is what he said. The reporter laughed, as he had done quite a bit of interviewing of religious leaders taking their shit […]

More light on the green man. ☀️

‪Sun ray pattern of natural note symbol laid in! ‬

‪Sun ray pattern of natural note symbol laid in! ‬

It worked!

The stencil worked! 10 more to go ?

I ❤ Stencils!

I made a stencil for the Green Man painting today to help me to the symbol pattern that is coming out of the central sun. 

Heart of the Green Man

I made a waterway through the heart of the Green Man today. On days like these it’s a combination of excitement and terror of a huge ‘excavation’ such as this. Next up, the boats!

The first layer of Water on Green Man

I layed in the first layer of Water on the Green Man yesterday. Here we see both underwater and above water. So excited to be at this stage!

Strawberry Moon

A new strawberry moon… almost done!

‘Together under the Moon’ – new oil painting by Shelley Irish

‘Together under the Moon’ Oil on Canvas 8″ x 10″ 2016 I finished up this sweet little painting yesterday. It was commissioned from a man who bought one of my prints on Etsy. He titled the piece and designed the painting. I loved painting it! It was the first time in many a moon that […]

Let the Moon Cry – New Oil Painting by Shelley Irish

My new painting, ‘Let the Moon Cry’. A painting honoring the sanctity of tears. Our authentic feelings, our release. A moon cries it out and the healing energy expands exponentially through all directions of time and space. The tears drip into the sacred well and are held in peace. The symbols radiating from the moon […]

Fleshing out some bodies on Tribe on the Moon!

Working away on ‘Tribe on the Moon’! I am fleshing out the bodies and discovering all the shadows and basic value pattern of the moonscape. This painting comes from a journey I took to the moon. I tribe of women approached me when I was looking out from a crater. The center women held out […]

New mini paintings :)

These are the mini paintings I got done with this week. Please excuse the glare, just excited to share! Better pic to come. Mini angels: Sunshowers: And… You Can’t have Rainbows without the Rain.

‘Let the Moon Cry’ crashed in yesterday!

Sometimes art flows out of me in waves. Gentle and steady, like a lullaby. Sometimes it flows in huge crashes. Yesterday was a big freaking wave! I’d made a plan and done a couple swirly background layers on this painting a few months ago, leaving it on the back burner until it called to me. […]

Mini angels almost done!

A light slinging good time with these ladies! A couple layers to go and they will be done 🙂

Green Man surgery complete! 


Cliffs of Goddess Sound progress

Yesterday I had a nice long day of painting. I worked the lights and darks, some details and edge control on the Cliffs of Goddess Sound 😉    

Green Man surgery round 1

The Green Man gave me some more information about how he wants to be painted 😉 So here we go, surgery round 1. Yesterday I sanded off as much as I could of the old version of his base and laid in the anatomy he requested 😉   

Nuit and the Seven Sisters is ready to be released into the wild!

My newest painting, Nuit and the Seven Sisters, is now available for sale and for custom printing! Nuit and the Seven Sisters Shelley Irish 11” x 14” Oil on Canvas 2015 Nuit and the Seven Sisters explores the thin veil between us and the world of spirit. Nuit, the Egyptian goddess of the sky, lets […]

Varnishing Nuit and the Seven Sisters

Today I varnished Nuit and the Seven Sisters 😉 The photo is a little in the blue side, better pics and description coming soon!    

A new painting in progress- Nuit and the Seven Sisters

A new painting I’ve been working on in the background recently, Nuit and the Seven Sisters 😉