Niki Butcher | Money Key Mangrove Print
Photographic Story Boating in the Florida Keys is a beautiful experience. When Clyde and I came across this mangrove at Money Key, we both jumped at the opportunity to photograph it. On the day we found this mangrove, I ran out of memory on my card so I knew I had to return another day. The day Clyde photographed the mangrove, he captured clouds behind the mangrove but my sky was empty of clouds. I like the simplicity of the empty sky against the simplicity of the graceful movement of the roots of the mangrove. The same tree, yet a different perspective. The Art of Hand Painting Black and White Photographs Photographed with a Sony digital camera and instead of oil painting with Q-tips and cotton balls, Niki was able to paint using Photoshop. Changing from the old-fashioned way of doing her art, to the new ‘fashion’ of using technology was challenging, but she’s enjoying getting back to her own personal expression. Archival Print Making Niki’s open edition gicleé artwork is printed on Sunset Bright Velvet Rag matte finish paper using eight archival inks. A state-of-the-art Epson Stylus Pro printer creates deep, rich dark values that hold subtle detail in the shadows as well as bright vivid colors that are truly tropical. Want to see more of Niki’s handpainted photography? Click HERE to visit her site.