MOON SHADOW | Niki ButcherMiami Beach © 1990
Photographic Story One summer afternoon, I was in the Art Deco District of Miami Beach photographing the buildings and decided to take a break out on the beach. The palm trees were so wonderful I couldn’t resist taking a photo. When I got home I decided to have some fun with it, so I added the moon and painted it uniquely different than the original photograph. 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.