A friend asked me to do a commission for her last year. She had a cobalt blue hobnail vase that had belonged to her grandmother. It was not of any great value but it had great sentimental significance for her family. Her grandmother loved zinnias as well as her sister so the painting was to be a surprise for her sister. I did three versions of the vase and she ended up buying all three.I love painting zinnias so it was a pleasure.