After a brief hiatus, I have returned to silk painting. I took a little more time on this one — to avoid breaks in the resist lines, so my koi are more structured than usual.  I used Jacquard’s Dye-Na-Flo paints and Silkpaint’s resist, both from Dharma Trading Co. While the Dye-Na-Flo affects the hand of the silk slightly, it just seems so much easier and — OK — less scary than using dyes I’ll need to steam set.

So here are my koi, on a habutai scarf, 60 x 15 inches in size.