Oh, I’m so excited! I just started an online art course called A Year of Painting with Alena Hennessy. I’ve finished my first ‘assignment’ (more like playtime) and I want to share. I feel like a little kid!

It turned out, through a few ugly phases, into a sweet surprise. And so different from my last art project which was light and tight and which I also love – see this pic of my pen and watercolour mask series (still in progress) for some contrast.

mask paintings by Janelle Hardy, portrait of Janelle Hardy by Rosemary Scanlon

ps – although I’d love to claim the large charcoal portrait as mine, it is in fact done by artist Rosemary Scanlon.