These are the first two paintings made wearing the glasses to help with my colour blindness. The lenses filter out light, so it’s like wearing sunglasses. For that reason, I had to paint outside in direct sunlight.
I don’t know if what I see through the glasses is any closer to normal colour vision, but they do make me experience and treat colour differently. Reds and greens have become much more exciting. For example, looking at the Flowers picture above, when I take off the glasses the clarity of the greens begin to fade, and although I can still see the greenness, my eye begins to group the greens with the background colours, causing much of the composition to become more undifferentiated.
This is something I’m noticing about the glasses. They give reds, greens, violets, and reddish-browns greater clarity and vibrancy, making them more attractive to the eye, which changes the way they function compositionally.
If this changed perception is closer to normal colour vision then I think these glasses could be very helpful to me in making pictures that can be enjoyed by people with and without colour vision deficiency. However, that still depends on me developing my feel for colour generally, and I have a long way to go with that, with or without the glasses.