DAYDREAMING ON THE RIVER | Niki ButcherMyakka River State Park © 2007
Photographic Story Miladie and I were kayaking on the Myakka River when, naturally, I took a lot of photographs. When I learned she was leaving Florida to live in California I created this photo for her as a memory of her love for this environment. Miladie is a dreamer and loves reaching for the stars. 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.