PITCHER PLANT | Niki ButcherNorth Florida © 2015
Photographic Story The pitcher plant is a wondrous creation. A beautiful flower that is carnivorous and has an air of being mysterious. I was fortunate to see them in abundance and was able to capture a nice composition for my hand-painted photograph. The proper name for this plant is Sarracenia leucophylla North American Trumpet. 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, Niki 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.