LOOP ROAD CYPRESS | Niki ButcherLoop Road, Big Cypress National Preserve © 2019
Photographic Story There are days when Clyde and I are out photographing and I feel like I’m living a dream. I feel like the trees, grass, and water are all singing halleluiah because they are as happy as I am to be alive and in this beautiful part of the earth. 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.