BUTTERFLY ORCHID 2 | Niki ButcherBig Cypress Gallery © 2018
Photographic Story As we made our way through the swamp on our Annual New Years Swamp Walk with our employees and a few friends, we came across this Butterfly Orchid draped beautifully over the water. We ALL took photographs of it! It was a great day in the swamp followed by a wonderful dinner under the chickee. 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.