BUTTERFLY ORCHID | Niki ButcherBig Cypress Gallery © 2015
Photographic Story Big Cypress had a wonderful explosion of Butterfly Orchids and fortunately I was able to be out in the swamps during that time period to capture this image. Flowers are amazing to me. They have such beauty, and are so delicate, but have an amazing strength. Much like many women I know. 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.