EVERGLADES MORNING GLORY | Niki ButcherBig Cypress National Preserve © 2019
Photographic Story It’s enjoyable taking an early morning drive along Tamiami Trail in Big Cypress and seeing these gentle pink flowers alongside the road. It seems the whole world turns pink as the sun rises into the sky. 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.