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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, July 12, 2019

Trial and error

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This is two photos merged and manipulated. It is a rosebush and a part of a walkway with flat stones. I like when the purple and blue colors pops up. :)

Sunset
This is another tile. Worked with acrylic colors and mostly, my fingers as pencil.

Northern light or whatever. At least that is what I aimed for.
 I turned out to use both tempera and acrylic. I´m not sure I like it, but I find it interesting in a weird way. And I like the acrylic colors when you don´t blend them too much. I probably give it another try when days are getting darker.


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Friday, July 5, 2019

Just plying around with Cinderella, family and waterfall

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Cinderella, first try  canvas 40x50cm
This has been in my mind for a few months now. I bought the carriage two months ago and tried to figure out what and how to use them. I came up with this plan but did not know if it would work.
Well, I learned what happens with the color. Turned out I had tooo much black color on the canvas. I wanted it to look like the right side all the way down over the carriage. But I too much black color coming down. I have ordered 4 new carriages, I have shown this one for a few people and they seem to like it. :) My daughter want this one if I create another :)

These are now in my daughters possession. The horseshoes are from a trip to Iceland. So, from small horses. Photographed on her silvery placemat.

 I was given a black tile from a friend. It was quite fun to through some color on it. Sadly it is not working as art. It is too heavy to hang on the wall and you canpt use it to place things on it.


Waterfall,  A4 paper for acrylic or watercolor work, first time I used it.

Waterfall, A4 carbon paper

Half way throgh the colored waterfall I had way to much white acrylic paint on the fanbrush so I started to paint the second waterfall. :) They did not take long to create and was fun :)



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Friday, June 28, 2019

Abstract photo and family scallops

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The Elephant
lol, I thought this became an elephant head, but somebody saw a Cobra :) Two completely different species seen in one image.  The original image is actually the water created from a turning ferry.

Sketch of Terns seen in Scotland

My family!
I created these yesterday so they are not yet dry. The wedding is my daughter and her husband. The green scallop is me and I think I shall use it on my upcoming exhibition  in September. The last one is my granddaughter and grandson. My favorite image of them. The size of the scallops are about 12x12cm

Wedding memory for Janet &Andy
This is not yet dry. I added some decorations for nails on it. Hearts and stars. Those tiny things I had to pick up with tooth pics to place them on the thick paint. At the bottom is a few decorative stones.

They  have not seen it yet so I hope they will like it :)
© NF Photo 190928

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Dark Abstracts and Midsummer

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Dark Power
Photoshop work! I was playing around with an image of two beautiful art glasses I have. Then I was looking for a fairy to complete the image, but, I found a devil :)  Think the pair sits nicely on their thrones :) 


  Dark Fountain 2
This is a brighter version of the Dark Fountain from last week. Not as much black this time and more colors. This is photographed when it was dry.
Tempera on white Canvas 24x30 cm

This is a detail of the one above. Photographed when still wet and then color enhanced in Photoshop. 


Captured golden seafloor - Gyllene havsbotten
I liked the string of black on the white board so I tried to capture a kind of pour in the middle of it. I wanted fo keep the interaction between the black and the white color.
And finally added the "black spot" in the center.
Tempera on white Canvas 28x28 cm

This is a photo I took yesterday. In Sweden we celebrate "Midsummer" to celebrate the summer solstice and today is Midsummer eve. So, I wish you all a great Midsummer. :)



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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Scallop and canvas

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Dark fountain
This is a chainpull on white canvas 24x30cm. I had used too much black so I think it became too dark for my taste.
 I´m thinking of creating another with more white in it, But I am out of canvases. And, so are the shops. There are three places selling canvases and all of them are waiting for their orders to arrive . Seems the ship is astray somewhere. This made me realize a problem. All of the stores are buying supplies from a single supplier in, probably, China. That way no supplies finds my country if that delivery is disturbed.  :(

My daughter on a scallop
I printed her photo and fixative to stabilize the colors. Then added medium on the scallop and the image on that. carefully pressing the photo to avoid wrinkles. Then added the sand and stars and finally the blue.

Ocean sunset on scallop
Tempera colors, medium, sand and a shell

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Trees n seas

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Wetland forest
This is a photo that I edited with "Split toning" in PS. This means you give different colors to highlight and dark areas. In this case blue and green.

In the sea
I bought an old canvas and painted on it with my silvery, tempera colors. It´s a bit shiny but I like the colors.  Canvas 30x30cm

Dusk
This is an image I got in my head when I woke up the other day. I clearly saw the white circle and the dark trees. I call it Dusk but I don´t really know if it is dawn or dusk or the sun or moon. :) But, who cares?  :) 
Tempera on canvas 20x20cm

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Travel tree and music

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This is an image from Morocco. I was inside a market place so it got blurred because it was dark. I took it to Photo shop and enhanced  it with a filter. I think you can call it Impressionist photo.
I like to go through old travel images. Here and there I find something useful :)

 Whimsical Tree Goddess, finished, I think! Canvas 31x40 cm. Acrylics
I did not want a large black space at the bottom so I let her skirt flow out so the background is visible. This exercise was good and I, kind of, like the finished one. BUT, I clearly need more practise to teach my hand and arm how to paint curves :)


I think I will call this one "Louis Armstrong"
It is painted on an OLD record with Louis music on.  I bought the record in a second hand store. I don´t dare  tell my sister. She liked the old music. :) Well, could not play it anyway. It was 78rm
I used a colander for the pour. Tempera color. The record soaked up a lot of  paint. :)

© NF Photo 190531

Summer is closing in but we need much more rain where I live. I hope everyone are safe from drought and flooding.

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