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, May 28, 2020

Art this week about cracks and atoll

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 Time table cracks!
This is an old one I did. The cracks was on the plastic cover over the bus time table.

 Created some cracks on 2 smaller photopapers using thick watercolor paint. You can see the fine line in the center. One paper is "up" the other upsidedown. I wanted to see if it made any difference painting on them the different surfaces. Was not much really.   I added some reed here and there.


The atoll
on hard board 18x24 cm. The shells and other things are not yet glued on it.
Still have not decided if it is supposed to be glued on.

This is the board photographed in sunshine. That is why the color differs from the one above.
I think I will keep it this way as I can use it as a frame.
It is tempera colors and thick pasta for the "atoll". And sand from a beach in the center. The sand is glued on.

© NF Photo 200528

I hope everybody is still fine where ever you live. Sun is shining and we gets nearer to summer. I´m not sure I want summer just yet. Spring is great! I hope you are allowed to go outdoors. I am.

Take care, stay safe.

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

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Round and round

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On Rains TAD we have Round and round as theme. I gathered some old and some new works for TAD and PFF, Some digital, others paintings

Purple!
I don´t remember anything about this one but like the color and it is bubbly.

Catching light series. It is a serie of 5 images with different lights.

Crystal world.
One of the first ones I created in PS long ago. It is my hand in there.

The button tree!
20x30 cm canvas created 2 years ago.

 Circled landscape
Watercolor landscape on paper A4 and a towel with brown markings from a plate.

The wave.
Canvas 40x50 cm Tempera pour painting

© NF Photo Art 200521

I am going to visit my daughter today. It is a trip north about 70 km. Will take me 1,5 h to drive. From this week on we are allowed to travel within our area. But to be safe we will stay in her garden and not go indoors. She can´t risk being infected of anything whatsoever as she underwent a back surgery 4 weeks ago and it will take several months to heal.

Take care, stay safe.

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

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

TAD and PPF

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Coral Reef
For Rains TAD theme this week, Historical Events, I choose the creation of Coral Reefs.  Long ago  they provided habitat for soo many species and lifeforms. Important for both ocean and land worlds.  Painted on a scallop.

Abstract flower
This is a painting using tempera color on a circular canvas dia 30 cm. I had one left to use.
These are soo much fun to create. To bad they are filling up my apartment.  😞
The "flowers" are created with a balloon.

A night in Paris
Digital art from two images.

The Universe
Digital art from one image and some painted stars.

Deep sea swimmer!
Hm, think she is swimming in the coral reef in the first image.
Digital art, 3 images. She is my granddaughter btw.

© NF Photo 200514
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I hope everyone is still safe and sound.

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

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

A little of this....a little of that

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Carnation in a piece of Birch bark
I am born in Sagittarious  and Carnation is the flower I choose for  Rains TAD this week.



April Bonfire
Last day of April we celebrate spring in Sweden with a bonfire and students singing. This year the celebration was cancelled of course so I painted my own. Tempera on photo paper.


 Many of my walls are bearing wall and hard to put nails in. Over at Dollarstore I bought a large canvas and arranged six of my smaller canvases (20x20 cm) on it, that way I only had to hammer one hook in the wall instead of six.

Floating red moon
This is a collage and manipulation of two images. 



And, finally! In Corona times I have now created a visor that I can adapt on my glasses. You put the spectacles sidepieces in the holes with the plastic in front of the glasses. 
Works well as long as there is not strong winds blowing them around. And I don´t get steam on my glasses.
So, this is me in the photo. 😃

© NF PhotoArt 200507


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

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Spring Dolphin and Coffee

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 The forest

Spring! Magnolia and my sis.
The images above are digital, Photoshop, edits of  Spring.


Blue fire
(gave it a black background in PS)


 Dolphins

The images above. Many years ago I was about to print my own photos and bought a lot  of photo paper. It turned out to be difficult and expensive to do as it took a lot of paper and ink. So, I gave it up. I have had those papers on my desk for ages. But this week I got tired on watercolor paper. so I thought I would try to paint on the photo paper. It is glossy so it takes a different style to paint. So far I like it. The papers are small 10x16,5 cm. The paint is tempera.
As I recently seen images of dolphins swimming in Luminescence water I tried that. It was fun. 😊

Waiting for my brother yesterday, we were to go for a drive, my cup of coffee ended up on watercolor paper. A4
😇

© NF Photo 200430

Take care, stay safe out there.

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

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Paint party

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Abstract  autumn colors
Tempera color on watercolor paper A4 with additional frame in Photoshop
I did this for Rains Garden challenge. If you want to see the process go to the post before this one.
I made separate posts this week


Tree abstract
The circle in the center is a CD painted with Tempera colors with a grass brush. That kind of grass with fluffy seeds in the top. Quite fun experiment. But then Photoshop surprised me. I was about to make the "frame" black around the circle, but PS made some fill of the tree instead. I kept it because I like it, but can´t figure out HOW it happened so I am unable to recreate it 😞

Laundry, my Sunday morning activity

The wave
Photo manipulated in Photoshop

© NF Photo 200424

Hope everyone is safe and sound. It is spring leaves time outside.

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Paint Party Friday

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

What a messy process

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I decided to create an abstract with some colors I thought would go well together. I was not disappointed as the dark brown was even better then I thought. I haven´t used it before as it looks dull in the bottle. 

Spreading Tempera colors  on the watercolor paper A4

covering the colors with a plastic folie and spread the colors out.

Having trouble with the paper buckling 😒

 
 Ended up not that wavy after all

Done, after creating a frame in Photoshop

A messy process! But I like these colors together. Will probably use them again.


© NF Photo 200423
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