But silk painting is also an engaging, rewarding process. In fact, it can even be meditative, particularly while touching dye to silk, watching the flow of color as it spreads across the fabric. And the best part? Pulling scarves out of the steamer and seeing the final, vivid product.
Here are four first scarves from participants in a 3-day workshop I recently taught at The Drawing Studio in Tucson. These works are diverse in style, from the delicate to the bold, and reveal just how rewarding all those frustrating hours can be. Congratulations team!