FLOWERS IN PINE FOREST © 2021
Colt Creek State Park, Lakeland
Photographic Story As we drove through Colt Creek State Park I was stunned by the abundance of flowers along the edge of the pine forest. Once again, it was something I had never seen in Florida! And, as you all know, I love flowers. So, naturally, we stopped and both Clyde and I took numerous photos. This one is my favorite. 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.