Enchroma glasses allow people who are color blind to see colors on the spectrum they have never seen before. You can watch videos of adults seeing colors for the first time:
Many take a few moments to adjust to their new environment. Some react emotionally. Some verbally process the experience in a way you wonder if a newborn would, if he or she could. They are childlike in their exploration of the environment. It seems purple is especially striking. Several choose to have this "first" experience in a garden.
(Also worth watching are videos of people with cochlear implants hearing for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbe7x8GP2Ds)
This painting marks my return to oil painting after more than ten years. Oil is the preferred medium for many professional painters due to its vibrancy, texture, and endurance over time. It also comes with additional particularities: it takes a long time to dry, it requires special solutions to wash the brushes...until now, with the development of water-soluble oil paints which require no toxic cleaning solutions and come with no associated smells!
I painted this for friends getting married today who enjoy contra dancing. As usual, I don't like painting people, so I'm hoping the vibrancy of color can help make up for, say, the lack of faces... Here's to many more dances to come!