ROCK SPRINGS 3N | Niki ButcherCentral Florida © 2016
Photographic Story It’s strange how the very beautiful places I visit attach deeply to my memories. Rock Springs is one of those places. Sitting by the side of the crystal clear turquoise water surrounded by the lush green forest and listening to the joy in the voices of children and adults as they float down the river on inner-tubes is as close to heaven as I think I can get here on 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.