WILD WHITE HIBISCUS 1 © 2021
Photographic Story I spent an early peaceful morning walking around Naples Botanical Garden. As I began walking across the River of Grass boardwalk, I saw what I thought was a bush of wild hibiscus. Only they were white. I had never seen white hibiscus in any form, let alone wild! 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.