ALLIGATOR LILY | Niki ButcherBig Cypress National Preserve © 2015
Photographic Story I was out photographing in the grasslands of Big Cypress when I came across this Alligator Lily. It was so sweet and delicate I couldn’t resist photographing. This flower reminds me of going to church and seeing all the people raise their arms up in praise of God. Perhaps this is what this newly sprouted Alligator Lily is doing too. 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, she 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.