LESLIE HOTEL | Niki ButcherMiami Beach © 1987
Photographic Story This photograph was taken and hand-painted with oils a long time before the Art Deco Region became the popular place it is today. I was lucky to capture the old car in front of the hotel. It kind of put the hotel in the right time period. 🙂 The Art of Hand Painting Black and White Photographs Niki prints her images on fiber-base black and white mat surface paper in the darkroom, then using Q-tips and cotton balls, she applies a thin coat of oil paint over the surface allowing the image to gently be seen through the oil paint. 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.