WELCOME TO WHITE ROCK | Niki ButcherInyokern, California © 2012
Photographic Story Clyde and I were traveling across the desert of Southern California when we entered a small desert town. Clyde is very destination oriented, so when I saw this along side the road as we entered the town I asked him to stop and described to him why I wanted to stop, but he wasn’t fond of the idea. It took a while, but he finally made a U-turn and drove back to the skeletons. Every time I look at the image it makes me smile. The person who put this strange group of musicians in front of their store went to a lot of work, but they sure had a very weird and fun sense of humor! 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.