MYAKKA FERNS | Niki ButcherMyakka River State Park © 2017
Photographic Story After Clyde had his stroke we’d spend a few days every week out in Myakka State Park looking for things to photograph. It was good therapy for both of us to be out in nature doing what we both love to do. When our son was killed by a drunk driver it was nature that lifted our spirits, and once again nature is doing it again. 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.