I didn’t know any better, but soon learned not to paint with my sunglasses on!Â They made everything so pretty and rosey looking, I just loved it. When I would get home after being out painting on location I wondered why my colors looked so blaw. Well, I soon figured out what the reason was. I painted out doors a lot, and so it became evident that I wasn’t seeing color correctly. In this particular painting on the easel,Â I’m using only black paint so it really didn’t make any difference what the color of the view I was looking at. This black and white painting has a story of its own to tell the next time I post a blog.
I loved those prescription sunglasses!Â I don’t have them anymore because my sight has changed since then, which was around 1993.Â Now a days I put on a large size pair of sunglasses that fit over my regular glasses and that suits me just fine.Â And, I don’t use them while I paint.Â I have learned to use a sun-visor while I paint on location.Â And, the word for that means, en plein-air. Some one caught a pic of me wearing the visor with my hat! I don’t like the look but it sure does help me get a good painting to look at!Â I have an easier time focusing with the visor on. Â If your eyes are like mine, they are strongly compelled to the strongest light, which is using the sunlight above me, then it is best to wear the sun-visor to keep my eyes looking ahead and not being compelled to the light above me. The sun-visor fits down lower than my hat does, so that works very well for my eyes.Â I am so thankful to God for my eyes.Â And for my ability to paint, and toÂ see like an artist!