Welcome to
Monica Johansson and NatureFootstep.com
I am interested in nature photography and photo art and travels
as much as I can to find new areas to document.
I have many blogs and below you find links to them.

Photo and PhotoArt blogs
NatureFootstep Photography and PhotoArt
Image files:  File 1,    File 2,   File 3,    File 4,   File 5

Bildverkstan - Image workshop
Image files:   Bildverkstan/Image workshop       Creative playroom ART

NatureFootstep World   Image file:  NF World

Birds blogs
NF European birds    Image files:  File 1,  File 2,  File 3
Birds around the world, Honolulu, Norway, Iceland, Japan    Image files: Around the world,   part of Japan birds
Birds in Costa Rica  Image files: Costa Rica
Birds in Morocco  Image files: Morocco
Birds in Queensland, Australia  Image files: File 1    File 2 


Friday, February 26, 2021

Circle art

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Guess I can call this "Balloonheaded"

Circled balloon art
Tempera on photo paper


Misty forest
Slightly manipulated photo from a walk last week. 


Creation by water
Inspired by patterns by running water on a railway underpass.
Tempera on photopaper


© NF Photo 210226


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Paint Party Friday

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Comedie digital and blues

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The 100 year old that escaped......  (Here on a draisine)

I had a hard time with Rains promt this week. Then I remembered this one. 
It is a Swedish movie based on a book. I read the book and loved it. Not the movie so much as lots of things was excluded. Things I would have loved to watch. Still, it is a fun one. 

Click the link if you want to know more about it. 


I did not think I had done much art this week. But checking my files I posted a few on IG. 
SO, I made a collage/mosaic of them. 
What you see is Fallow deer, spiderweb with a dove, floating snow discs and a snowy forest. 



Study in blue
This is the last of my larger canvases. It is 40x40 cm. I was about to keep working on it, but I like it as it is so for now I leave it. 
I still have a few small ones to paint, after that it will probably not be more of them. My walls are filled and there don´t seem to ever be any more exhibitions. The library has been closed several months now and the present Corona situation will probably keep it closed many more months. 
We can´t visit the Library, but we can order books and magazines digitally and recieve them in a safe way. That is a good thing. 

This is a small one 12x18 cm, painted with elftover acrylic colors from the Study in blue. 
I´m pretty sure Andrea will find a few faces in it. 
đŸ˜‚đŸ‘»


© NF Photo 210218

Take care everyone!

Note! For those of you that are wondering where they are, this is my artblog. Welcome!

Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Paint Party Friday      Rains TAD      Mosaic Monday
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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Film Noir and abstract happening

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Ingrid Bergman
I might be cheating a bit for Rains promt this week when I have an image of Ingrid Bergman, the Swedish actor in many Film Noir movies. 
I remember reading once that the reason for this kind of filming was quite obvious. It was easy and cheep to film as they did not need much props, just turn the light to a minimum. And voila, magic happens. 

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My own take on Film Noir. Taken a shot of myself in a Motellroom in Yellowstone in 2017. 
My last trip abroad!


Abstract happening 1
This is created from a background, acrylic paintin A4, rather dull except from the orange color. I took it to Photoshop and added a birch photo and blended it in. 


Abstract happening 2
This is the same background as the one above. But here I went on painting. Painted the animals from stencils and more color. Still not to my liking I fetched some tools from my working days and draw the white lines and curves on it. DONE! 
Those white lines changed the look compleately!


The weather where I live is strange. It has been sunny, and no wind since the snowfall two weeks ago. The snow is still hanging on most of the trees and the forest is dotted with white snow. 
It is weird somehow.  Below is a boardwalk to a birding tower yesterday. 


Take care!

© NF Photo 210211 


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Paint Party Friday    Rains TAD

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

A snowy and chilly week

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Hi guys. Today I start with Rains TAD promt. Westerns!
You can all see this is Elvis! But what I love about this is his character in the Movie.
 It is Pacer Burton in the movie Flaming star!
I was 15 at this time and madly in love with Pacer. 
💖
       

Snowy world!
This A4 painting on CARBon A4 paper was inspired by some snowdrift I saw on a walk. Stencil and free hand painting!


Sunset!
This painting was inspred by the gorgeous sunset light two weeks ago. 
 acrylics on A4 watercolorpaper 


Panorama landscape!
This was almost too easy! I played a bit with the colors and then changed the proportions. I made the photo lower and longer. And, voila! It looks painted. 
😎

If you want to see the video I took of the sunset light I have it in my other blog, HERE

© NF Photo 210204


I hope every one is fine and have a great time! 
What I dislike the most when it comes to Corona is that they constantly, all day long, tells me I am very old and fragile! Pisses me off! I am 75 still going strong!
😠
Sorry about that!

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Mysterious, Dark, Flower and dots

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Ice queen
This is a photomontage I started several years ago. I finished it now to Rains promt Mysterious and dark. The model is me. I never finished it as I could not decide if I liked it or not. Yesterday I changed the form of the dress and added some markings in the face. I think it suits the promts as, in my opinion, there is always light in darkness. Without light there is no darkness. And.... we finally got a little ice and snow around where I live.

Stormy
As many of you like the dark and scary stuff I thought I´d ad this to my post today. It is a raven blown away in the storm.  A storm strong and dark enough to destroy our City hall. Created a few years ago. 

Dots
I worked a bit more on the acrylics. I wanted to see what colors covers the blue color beneath it. 
Acrylics on sketch paper


Dots 2
The above was quite fun so I continued on a photopaper  A4

Albizia silk tree Flower
This is a painting I made from a photo I took in Queensland some years ago.  One of my favorite flower shots. It is a result from what I learned working with the dots above. The flower is painted with a tiny fanbrush I found at the makeup part of  DOLLARSTORE. 
Acrylics on sketch paperA5


© NF Photo 210128

I was hoping for sunshine today but instead I have a frosty world outside. Both sun and frost would have been perfect. But I take the frost and will go out and fill my camera. 

Take care everyone!

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Game and glitter

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Three in a row! 
This is a game I have that is made of marble. I photographed it and the created the the flying marble balls and the support in Photoshop
For Rains TAD, Games, this week!


From foto to art. Well, like photo was not art. 😇
A photo of grass in snow. We actually had snow for a few days. 
Today it is turned into mud.

Grass painted with acrylic on A5 photopaper


Glittery landscape
Acrylic paint on watercolor A4 paper. 
I created the snowy ground with the layer upon layer technique I learned lately. I think it is 4 layers of whites and blues. The grass/twiges I painted with the color Raw Umber as black was way to black. 
😁


 Just playing around with a Triptych color palette.
Acrylics painted with fingers. And framed with a lace I have. 


© NF Photo 210121

I guess many of you are happy today. There are now a new President in the US. 
I hope President Biden and vicepresident Kamala Harris will be able to implement much of what they want to do. 

Take care everyone, there are still a pandemic going on. 

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Skies, birds and roses

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Winter night
This is the background from last week. I painted some snow on it. Or is is stars? 
I photographed the background with an iceicle stensil for windows. Then painted the moon in Photoshop. So, kind of a mixedmedia piece. 


Using the same acrylic colors as before. This is two photopapers. The large one A4, the small one 10x15 cm.
 I painted both images with the blue/green colors and marked the corners of the small one with a round foampencil. And painted the owls.


Smowy owls
on the small paper


Rose island in a pond.
The A4 size paper 


© NF Photo 210114

Birds and skies obviously for Rains promt. Even if all is connected to each other.

That´s all for today. We had some snow so I have to shovel the car before I can go and shoot some wintershots. 
Take care everyone. 

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