BLUE FLAG IRIS | Niki ButcherBig Cypress National Preserve © 2016
Photographic Story Every spring we get an abundance of Blue Flag Iris around our back pond at Big Cypress Gallery. It is always a joy to see them decorating the edge of the pond. There is something wonderful and reassuring about seeing the beauty of these flowers every spring. 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.