Better versions of paintings – Giverny series

Here are the properly photographed versions of some recent paintings: the Giverny series so far. Copyright 2019 by Russ Hodge. Not for use without permission – which I am generally happy to give for good causes. I can make prints if there is interest…

These have been fascinating exercises in learning to see, and simply trying to paint what I see. Monet’s gardens are fabulously beautiful, and somehow it seems impossible to see them nowadays without seeing them at least a bit through his eyes. Trying to capture these scenes is tremendously interesting and highly frustrating… but for me it has been worth the effort.



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I am a science writer at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, author of fiction and popular science books, an artist, and a professional musician who performs on the viola da gamba and Medieval and Renaissance stringed instruments. I edit manuscripts of all types and teach the full range of scientific communication skills. I am doing theoretical work in this subject - see for example

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