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 


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. 

Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Paint Party Friday    Rains TAD

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Eyes and skies

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Eye
For Rains Tad: Facial feature. Created from an image of my granddaughter in Topaz!

Transformation of an Amaryllis and the moon
Photoshop


Well! Not sure what this is! Or became. 
Guess it is up to you. 😎



Blues! 
Played around a bit with the blue acrylic colors. The little one is supposed to look like a Dolphin. 
😃


© NF Photo 210107

Take care everyone. There are many problems in the world right now. 
I think : stay indoors seem to be the best advise!
At least we have our art!

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

May the moon give us a Happy New Year

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For TADs This is not a FULL cold moon. But I made a New Years Wish of it as it met with the fireworks. 


Holding the moon carefully!


The full Red moon


Images below:
I continued working with Ania Witwitzka instructive class. 
It is really fun. You mess around with colors and suddenly you have something you like. 
Chaos!


Orange background and stencil lit by light and created shadows, 


Blue background with a stencil deer on top.


That´s all for today. I hope everyone is fine. 
Our situation in Sweden has worsened and we have raised restrictions. 
But good news is the vaccinations have started. In Sweden and many other countries. 
The New Year 2021 will see if it works. 

Take care everyone!

© NF Photo 201231


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Paint Party Friday      Rains TAD

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Wishful thinking

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For Rains TAD I created a Snowy landscape. This image is what I want and some I want to remember. 
The snow is cotton. The house is created by my father and mother. 

The White dove of peace keeps my family healthy and safe in difficult times. 


A memory from Yellowstone, bison in snow


Landscape in snow
A place close to home. Digitally enhanced

Little moss in snow
© NF Photo 201224

We had some frost today and I have been out sneaking on Fallow deer. I think those guys recognice me by now. They let me come rather close. Took a lot of shots but that will be for a later psot. 

I hope everybody has a great and healthy Chistmas. Now I am off to my Christmas dinner. Boiled ham and meatballs. 
Take care, greetings from Sweden.



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Paint Party Friday   Rains TAD


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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Lipstick lady and abstract class

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Lipstick Lady 1

Lipstick Lady 2

Well, this is for Rains "portrait" obviously. This IS ME! I painted with my lips and lipstick, So, it is a portrait of ME. The top one is the first I made. Worked quite well with the eyes. The second one was harder. When you try to create the same form/shape with the lips you fail. And trying to do it in a "correct" position was not easy either. But never mind. It was a fun thing to do.


Belowe:
I received a free class from artist Ania Witwitzka in Creative painting and this is my first work inspired from that.
 First Layer on a photopaper 10x16cm

Christmas Star
Fifth layer and finished of with a glittery star glued on it.





This is a Christmas card I received a couple of days ago from my daughter and granddaughter.
My granddaughter bought it in Queensland before she was able to come back to Sweden. 
I share it because I was so impressed with it as soon as I studied it closely. The card is 15x15 cm. And it is not painted, it is Paper Filigree art.  The height of the rolled paper is maybe 1 mm, I can´t even measure it. I made a closeup in the corner for you to see. 
I have never seen anything like this before!


© NF Photo 201217

Yesterday we had a bit of sunshine! And it created headlines in the news. First hours of sunlight in December! Today it is back to grey again. With the clouds on the ground!
I wish for some SNOW.

Take care!

Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Paint Party Friday   Rains TAD

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Canvas collection, Cubism and the C

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This is my Workstation/study nowadays! 


Rains theme Cubism!
 Not my favorite really!  Looking through my art I found the "lady" below. Think it might classify as cubism. 



Then I played around in PS. 
Not my best work all time but at least it is colorful and quite fun. I pretend it is partly a Cubism. 😇
It is created with a backgrund bokeh photo. Added a few shapes and a little drawing on a small Wacom tablet I have. 

I think I will call it "Whatever!"  Cubism? I guess it depends on what you think. 😎
Also photoshop, photos, shapes. 

This was a tricky challenge. Demanding me to think opposite in some way. Hard as I am too much a photographer.
📾



I am not sure if I have shared this one. I found it in my files and I really like the colors. 
© NF Photo 201210

Swedish Corona update!
I heard, in a comment, that the US thinks Sweden is in Lockdown. We are not. There are laws in Sweden that makes it impossible to lockdown the country. But that might change. Laws are being prepared! 
Our situation right now is this: Since a calm summer with only few Corona cases it is now increasing and due to a "second wave" we have raised restrictions. So far we are still lower then we were in May. There are three areas where the Covid spreads rapidly. It is Stockholm and Uppsala. And also in the south part of Sweden which was almost spared in the spring. I guess they thought they were safe, but you are never safe when it comes to corona. 

But so far I am free to do whatever I want as long as I am careful. But as I am mostly in the forest that is no problem. I just miss going to the Library. They are closed. 

I and my family are all safe.  I, my sister and brother will all stay at our respective homes during the upcoming holidays. My daughter and her family lives in the countryside and will also be at their home during the holiday. But we will connect in FB and on internet. That is a great thing!

Take care everyone, better safe then sorry!

Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Paint Party Friday   Rains  Artdate

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