BAIT BOAT | Niki ButcherGulf of Mexico © 1997
Photographic Story Clyde and I were cruising along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico when we saw this amazing creation from a distance. When we finally got closer our only words were, “Now there is a REAL Bait Boat!” The Art of Hand Painting Black and White Photographs Photographed with her film camera, Niki was able to scan the rediscovered negative and 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.