SPANISH WELLS DUNES | Niki ButcherBahamas © 1988
Photographic Story Our visit to Spanish Wells in the Bahamas was truly relaxing. We had no idea the island was so small, so there wasn’t much to do unless a person was a fisherman or diver. We aren’t, so we just relaxed and walked around town. Just sitting on the beach and admiring the beautiful turquoise water while watching the clouds drift overhead was a wonderful way to spend our days. 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.