SALTMARSH MORNING GLORY | Niki ButcherBig Cypress National Preserve © 2020
Photographic Story The sweet pink flower decorates the sides of the roads on early morning drives along Tamiami Trail in Big Cypress. But, when the sun rises, they go back to sleep. I love looking at them dancing in the early morning breeze as we drive along. They truly live up to their name…they are glorious! 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.