TIGER TAIL BEACH 1 © 1986
Photographic Story I had dreamed of a photograph like this. I always wanted to take an image of a person sitting under an umbrella on a sand-spit, surrounded by turquoise water. When Clyde and I were boating off Marco Island and I saw this, I thought I was dreaming! It was exactly the image I wanted! Naturally, I jumped out of our boat (it was shallow) and began taking photos. The poor lady…there she was all alone and looked so peaceful when I descended upon her. Sorry about that, but the scene was just too good to pass up! 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.