TIGER TAIL BEACH 2 | Niki ButcherMarco Island © 1986
Photographic Story There are days when I deeply need a walk along the beach. There is something about being able to see the horizon that lifts the weight of life from my shoulders…like Captain Jack says as he sails away, “Give me the horizon…” This beach on Marco Island is a treasure of the island. It is wild and beautiful and a wonderful place to spend the day. 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.