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, October 19, 2018

More acorns

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Acorn art
© NF Photo 181017

More acorns. It is quite fun to work with. Only back draw is they fade away quickly. A camera is needed to capture it all. To the left in all images is the same acorn in different stages. It darkens and then it starts to crack.

The acorn to the right in the pen image is the canvas for the center one in the second image. I draw the "tree" from the pattern it it´s bottom area.

I haven´t given up of trying to preserve some of them. I have a few in a bottle with vinegar right now, but I doubt it will work, Seems like the red color is moving out if the acorns :(

I have tried two kind of pens. Ink and gel works. Still have to try arylic paint if I can handle such a tiny brush. :)



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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Nuts and blues

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  Nuts as in  Acorn

Blues
© NF Photo 181010

This is two images from my Instagram account. I suddenly got some unexpected things to take care of so the painting is on hold.

I have experimented with the acorns but it is hard to get what I want. Taking a shot is easy as the acorns are fresh and still has its beautiful colors. But as soon as I want to do something with them they loose the colors and darkens. :(  I wanted to create a plate of sorts. But the acorns looses their colors.

The Blues is actually reed that first I took a shot when moving the camera, Then twisted and colored it in photoshop. I like this blue, glowing color so that was what I aimed for.

Happy PPF everyone!

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Friday, October 5, 2018

This weeks art - autumn colors

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 Acorn

 Aurumn colors


Woman in the wood
© NF PhotoArt 181005

First two is manipulated photography. Last one is a montage and editing in PS

If you did not see the Birchbark from last week it is HERE   :)

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Birchbark and flip

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Birch bark

Birch bark face
 © NF PhotoArt 180925


 Blue flip 3 leftover pour
© NF PhotoArt 180926

As I mentioned last week I have been to the forest looking for birch bark. The two pieces above was not too much ruined and I liked the look of them. Second one reminds me of a face. I can´t use them as sculpts so I took shots and did the rest in Photoshop.

The last one is created from leftover colors from a tempera flip I made. This one is still wet and was sitting in the sunlight. Loved the colors. A good thing with photo is that I can save even wet ones and use them.  Maybe I make a poster from it.

Not sure I will make any more pours as I have to use a torch to break bubbles in the paint. I am not comfortable with it, think it is dangerous with the strong fire it creates. :(

Wishing everyone a great PPF

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Black and white week

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Black and white abstract

Chainflower in black and white
© NF PhotoArt 180921

Have been busy learning and using Tempera paint this week. The things I ordered finally arrived.
I have loved working with white paint on the black CARB paper. This week I colored canvases with black tempera . When i sprinkled the black color on the first canvas I liked the pattern so I took a photo of that. Then I made the canvas black. When dry I created the white chain art on the black canvas. Think it worked out pretty well. :)

I have also walked the forest to find nice birch bark. I will share what I found next week. :)

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Sailing and deer Testing pencils and blending

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Sunset deer
© NF Photo 180901

I was playing with pencils and blending in sunset colors. Then I remembered I had this deer image so  I put it in there. It is painted on a overhead plastic sheet. Thought I would have it on a window but it did not work so well. But adding a black background in Photo shop, it looks much better. 


Sailing in sunset
© NF Photo 180901

 This one was made at the same time as the deer above. But on black paper. 
I like the way the acrylic colors interact with the black, carbon, paper. I might make a poster from it. 


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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Artavista gallery

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NatureFootstep at ARTAVISTA gallery

https://www.artavita.com/artists/19197-naturefootstep-monica-johansson/
© NF Photo 180911 

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