I call this painting "Just Between the Two of Us". It is 9" tall and 12" wide.
I have been out of town for a week spending some quality time with family, and just got home in time to do some painting on Saturday. I often start my painting day with some quick figure studies. If I haven't painted for a week then I am more likely to make some mistakes...but sometimes the paintings have a fresh quality that makes up for this. In fact I am quite reluctant to fix mistakes late in the painting. It is possible to spend a lot of time making corrections...and knock the life right out of the painting in the process!