TOM GASKINS’ CYPRESS KNEE MUSEUM © 1984
Photographic Story Tom’s place was a funky place to stop, but we didn’t know that until Clyde read the signs that said, “If your husband won’t stop, hit him over the head with your shoe.” Oh how I wish I had gotten a photograph of that sign! It took me several years to get Clyde to stop and when we did I discovered a great character in Tom Gaskin and Clyde discovered the REAL Florida when we took a walk on Tom’s boardwalk…which was basically a board nailed to the trees. 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.