RAINBOW SPRINGS REFLECTIONS | Niki Butcher Central Florida © 1999
Photographic Story Clyde and I were canoeing down Rainbow Springs run looking for possible photographs when we came across a very small stream flowing into Rainbow Springs Run. We followed the stream for a very long distance and never did find the source of a second spring, but the adventure was certainly beautiful. We were enveloped in a peaceful lush green jungle on water that was crystal clear. It was as though we were in another world. 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.