DAWN AT COPPER CANYON | Niki ButcherMexico © 2006
Photographic Story I love visiting Mexico. I love the culture and the sound of the language…although I can’t speak a word but the language is like music to me. This image was taken on a motor home trip through Mexico with my cousin as we approached the Copper Canyon area. 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.