After my confession in the previous post,
I heard from a couple of cataract compatriots.
Both very fine painters.
We are in good company.
Claude Monet founded Impressionism
through vision veiled by cataracts.
He painted his Waterlilies half-submerged by them.
Claude Monet, Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond, c. 1920
Here's an interesting Wiki bit:
In 1923, Monet underwent two operations to remove his cataracts: the paintings done while the cataracts affected his vision have a general reddish tone, which is characteristic of the vision of cataract victims. It may also be that after surgery he was able to see certain ultraviolet wavelengths of light that are normally excluded by the lens of the eye; this may have had an effect on the colors he perceived. After his operations he even repainted some of these paintings,
with bluer water lilies than before.