TROPICAL RHYTHM | Niki ButcherKey West © 1998
Photographic Story While visiting Key West we were fortunate to be in the right place when this great band came by playing music the of the Caribbean. It was such lively music and everyone was enjoying it so much I couldn’t resist taking a photo! 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.