For painting silk I often use the "veil" (layering) technique. This is a painting technique where the colors are built up by painting many transparent layers of color over each other. This makes the colors very intense, while maintaining transparency. It is a lengthy process. I dry each layer, before painting the next layer. As more layers are painted over each other, more form is created. It is an interesting process of letting forms shaping themselves or make them consciously.
Sometimes I start with an idea about how the painting should be, but often I let myself surprise by what arises.
Ellen writes about her passion for textile and design.