BAHIA HONDA PALMS | Niki ButcherFlorida Keys © 2017
Photographic Story Surrounded by beautiful turquoise waters and the warm coastal breeze, I experienced so much inspiration in the Florida Keys. I especially enjoyed the scenery of Bahia Honda State Park during our month-long trip. There is nothing more relaxing and glorious than sitting under the palms at the edge of a beach and watching the changing colors of a sunset. 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.