This is a watercolor of my daughter, my middle child (see my earlier posting of my children drawn with graphite pencils when they were young).
My daughter and I love to shop for “junk”. Have you heard the saying, “One gal’s junk is another gal’s treasure”? Well, I raised my kids shopping at thrift stores. They loved it and we saved money (One time they did get distracted chasing a mouse under the racks of clothes until it disappeared through a crack in the wall!). A couple years ago my daughter and I found this fantastic antique store in the Ocean Beach area of San Diego. We purchased a vintage silk slip and a black hat. We knew it would make a good costume for a portrait.
Her younger sister needed a model for a photography class assignment so we were all set. I grabbed my camera for some shots of my own. Photography isn’t my thing and my photos didn’t turn out as well as those my daughter took but they did inspire me to do a painting. this is the reference photo I took.