MYAKKA STORM | Niki ButcherMyakka River State Park © 2019
Photographic Story I love flowers, so when I heard about the glorious blooms of wildflowers in Myakka, I dashed to the Park to do some photography. Shortly after I arrived, a very large storm formed, making a beautiful frame for the dead tree with birds, palms, and yellow wildflowers everywhere. I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time! 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.