Those are the words that were thrown at me when someone brought me this vase to be painted. When I asked about the color she wasn't too sure, but she liked earthy tones. I asked if there was a particular design they had in mind the response was "I don't know what I want, just do something nice for me." I remembered I had a magazine so I showed them a really nice rustic vase that I would have loved to try to attempt.
Finally a decisive answer "No, I don't like that, but I'm sure you'll come up with something."
So after sitting dumbfound for about 2 days I came up with a thought for the vase.
For earth tones I felt I was safe playing around with greens, brown, cream and burgundy.
At the neck of the vase I wrapped a strip of palm leaf around it and added light strokes of color. At the mouth of the neck I initially painted it penny copper, but it was a little bit lighter than I liked, so I painted over it with bronze.
Unfortunately, it's difficult trying to capture all of the colors by camera. It's really dependent on the lighting and I guess the photographer (smile).
Well I dubbed this my "I don't know what I want - just do something nice" VASE, and guess what...they love it!
Even in difficult moments just LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!