BEAKED BUTTERFLY PEA | Niki ButcherBlue Spring State Park © 2015
Photographic Story I found this sweet little flower at Blue Springs State Park. It was difficult to paint because it was pink on pink on pink…did my best, but if you like pink flowers keep a lookout for this native Florida flower. 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.