Photographic Story The joy of the textures of ferns, palm leaves and the trunks of palm trees is always fascinating to me. I love seeing them all together. They are especially wonderful when a soft breeze rocks them back and forth and they dance in the wind. I would have a hard time living without seeing them. Such wonderful texture! 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.