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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, 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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Friday, September 7, 2018

Pastel flipping canvas landscape

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 Still a bit wet



Dried
© NF Photo 180904

Pastel flipping canvas landscape.

I did see a video using this technique so I thought I would try with a small one. You need a lot of colors foe this kind of work. But it is fun. For this one I realized I flipped the canvas the wrong way. I got a landscape instead of "flowers". No harm done, next time I flip it another direction. They are both dipped in the same "puddle" of color.

IF I ever receive the colors I ordered. It is not easy to get what you need around here  :(

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

A bit busy

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 This bag of small soaps are souvenirs from my trips. Finally I get a chance to make use of them :)

Finally the "Fish bowl" is finished. I glued it on a board and painted the edges a little. When the painting dryed it "sank" doen into the pizza box creating the texture of bricks. I added a little blue color on the edges.  30x30cm

"Green" A new pour on canvas. There are a little cells but not much. I think I had too creamy colors. Not fluid enough. 20x20cm

Practising movement of handdrawing using different kinds of felt tip pens and pens with gelly.
First time I did something like this. :)  Paper 15x21cm

Autumn leaf   20x20 cm
This afternoon I went to the forest to look for birch bark. I have some ideas I want to try.
I noticed many autumn colored plants and trees. So, took some  shots and picked some leafs. At home I took a canvas 20x20cm and poured medium on it. Then placed the leafs on it. Using the medium as glue. When it was almost dry I took the medium again and painted the entire canvas with it.

Now I have to wait and see what happens to the leafs. Right now they look metallic. I hope the treatment will preserve the colors. Time will tell.

My head is a mess right now. I have tons of ideas, half would be enough. But I learn a lot and it is FUN! So, just bear with me till I cool off :)


© NF PhotoArt 180830 



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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Rosella and scratched landscape

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Eastern Rosella 
 acrylic painting. 24x30 cm on canvas

Photo of Eastern Rosella used 
© NF Photo 140921 in Queensland

The Rosella is my first "real" painting. From my own photo.


Skratched landscape
Board 30x30 cm
© NF Photo 171026

This was actually meant to be used for the "fishbowl" from last week. But when I came to this stage I thought it might be an art of it´s own. It is an old poster I scraped "clean" and got this pattern. Maybe not art, but hey, from what I see on the net it might work as such. And I like it  :)  So the Fishbowl has to wait for something else to be glued on.

Wish all of you a great art creating week.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Feather and fishbowl

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 Peacock feather
This week I finished the peacock feather. Acrylic on canvas. The basic pattern comes from an old skirt I have. I have not used it much but love the colors. It is 40x50 cm.

Fishbowl
© NF Photo 180817

I found some Tempera colors on sale and bought it. Thought I can test that as well. I found a "childproof" recipe, that is...non toxic. I loved the golden color and the silver and blue used here.
 Not to wast a lot of money I made the pour on a pizza box 25x25 cm. It buckled of course. A lot! When it was dry I moisture it a bit on the carton side and put a glass with weights on top of  it to try to flatten it. Right now I have checked it and think I actually succeeded in making it flat :)
I call it "Fishbowl" as I think one pattern looks like a fish :)

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Workstation and pouring

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My new "workstation", I took the table from my balcony and are now using it for painting. It fitted perfectly between the computer desk and the door. 


 I made my first "dirty pour" Did not turn out exactly as I wanted but it is interesting. If I turn the painting around I see different things in it. Abstract animals and bodies and whatever.  But overall I see a  landscape from above with patches of lakes here and there. I was a bit sad when a part of the colors I liked went over the edge. But could not do anything about it.

When the painting above had dried and I took it away I found the patterns, I talk about above, on the paper.  I did take some shots and then created another digital art in Photoshop from that "over pour". I might make a poster of it and share it of the exhibition I will have in November  :)

 This is what I am working on now. The peacock feather from last week are going  acrylic.
I´m learning new things about how to handle the pencils and colors. For me it is a completely new way of working. One thing I noticed is how shades and highlights occur. Quite fun. 
© NF PhotoArt 180810

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