PINELAND | Niki ButcherPine Island © 1998
Photographic Story I took this photo many years ago in Pineland, a small community on Pine Island. The comfort of the home nestled into the environment made me feel like I could easily live in a place by the bay looking over the expanse of water while also enjoying a lush environment. It just felt like home. I left part of the photograph black and white so it gave a feeling of a bit of an abstract feeling to the image. The Art of Hand Painting Black and White Photographs Niki prints her images on fiber-base black and white mat surface paper in the darkroom, then using Q-tips and cotton balls, she applies a thin coat of oil paint over the surface allowing the image to gently be seen through the oil paint. 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.