Marin Gruia - painting in progress

My father, Marin Gruia of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, is one of the established painters of the city and of Transylvania, with his classical, sensitive style of painting flowers and landscapes, mostly oil on canvas. He has taken steps lately in going a bit beyond his usual style, experimenting with textures, colors, and techniques. The following series of pictures illustrate this process, exemplified on another "Flowers" painting - working his way out of the background and into the details in the foreground - the flowers, the vase, and the signature.

Background - by Marin Gruia

Flowers - by Marin Gruia

Flowers and vase - by Marin Gruia

Signed and finished - by Marin Gruia

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