SUMMER SHADOW © 1993
Photographic Story We spent a few beautiful relaxing days in a cottage down in the Florida Keys. Our time was spent walking through old Key West and enjoying the history and unique homes located on the island. It was a wonderful short vacation and I had a great time photographing the architectural history of Key West. The Art of Hand Painting Black and White Photographs Niki prints her images on fiber-base black and white mat surface paper in the darkroom, then using Q-tips and cotton balls, she applies a thin coat of oil paint over the surface allowing the image to gently be seen through the oil paint. 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.