8x8 inches, watercolor
I haven't painted in ages, most of the summer, in fact. I decided the best way to get going again was to take an online challenge. So I painted this little picture of my great grandmother and my mother as a child for Maury Kettle's blog "Watercolor Passion" - see the sidebar for a link.
I'm guessing the photo was taken about 1931. If course it was in black and white, and the scene was filled with a complicated background of trees and beach and water in the foreground. I just didn't worry much about any of that, and went to the body language and expressions. Mom looks much more unhappy in the photo; she never did like putting on a bathing suit.