KEY WEST 3 | Niki ButcherFlorida Keys © 2018
Photographic Story Wandering through the streets of Key West is always a joy. It seems at every turn there are photographic opportunities. When I saw this home, I loved the welcoming feeling it had and couldn’t resist taking a photograph. I imagine the people who live here are wonderful. And, no this isn’t the color of the home…I just had some fun with colors. 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.