SPIDER LILY 1 | Niki ButcherNaples © 2021
Photographic Story Years ago, when I was using black and white film, I came across some Spider Lily’s along the banks of a small creek that ran into the Apalachicola River. I took a few photos but wasn’t satisfied with the outcome. So, I have been looking for Spider Lilies ever since. As I walked across the River of Grass boardwalk at Naples Botanical Garden, I looked down, and there they were! I had searched for so long and was so happy finally to be able to photograph the flower. 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.