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, August 6, 2020

It´s all about abstracts

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Blue swirls
 This one is painted on glossy photopaper A4 with tempera color. 

 Coffee scape!  This one is painted on watercolor paper A4 using coffee and watercolor. 

The oak trees and the sink above are manipulated in Topaz studio and Photoshop
A photo of the hands holding nature pieces. 

I think Blogger/GOOGLE has a lot of "fixing" to do. Lots of stupid things going on with the program. Makes me wonder if they don´t use people to find the errors BEFORE they go online with it. 


© NF Photo 200806 

Well, abstracts is what I do most of the time. So, not much of a problem when it comes to themes. 

Take care everyone, It is still needed. I am currently waiting for news from my granddaughter. She is on a flight from Queensland to Sweden. Her Masterclass in Marine biology is finished and she can´t stay "downunder" in these C-times. She was happy she was able to fly at all.

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

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NatureFootstep_Myworld
NatureFootstep_PhotoArt
NatureFootstep_travelsandbirds
NatureFootstep_Birds

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Falling Feathers

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Waterfall
Tempera on CarbOn paper A4 for Rains TAD Decent


Falling feathers
Tempera on watercolor paper A4. Feather stamps!



This is the Blue forest from last week. Just wanted to share what I made of it 
😃


Abstract forest
Here I took two layers of the same image and positioned and blended them differently. I also used the "empty space"  to keep it off center.


For this mosaic I turned the Blue forest into greyscale.

The leaf, just because I like it!


© NF Photo Art 200730

First time today I worked with the new interface. I found it to be both good and annoying. But that might be because blogger is not the only thing updated this week
😒

I hope you are all at good spirit. Guess we need it right now, 

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

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Face

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Face in a piece of Birch bark.
For Rains theme Face in object, this week. This is my favorite and I even have had it on one of my exhibitions. I still have it! Photographed on my balcony floor.

An upside down face and reflection on one of my saucepans.

Happy face
Just for the fun of it. Strangely this face disappeared rather quickly.
😏

The shape in the blue forest.
This was supposed to be a beautiful blue birch forest. I had watched a tutorial on Youtube.
It did not work as I expected. Probably as I used glossy photo paper A4 to paint on with Tempera color. The color did not work as fluid as I had expected it to do so it, kind of, got stuck instead of moving. And the yarn with white color that should create the tree trunks was not heavy enough to lay down on the paper. It buckles and became uneven. So, to save the day, I photographed the "blue forest", took it to Photoshop and added the pink shape, slightly manipulated too.

I still have the Blue forest without the pink shape. Any suggestions of what to paint on it?

Well, today I hope, at least, you get a bit amused.  😂

© NF Photo 200723 

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

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Two colors

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Rains theme for today is Two colors. Suited me fine as there was something I had thought of doing. 

Wind
A4 watercolor paper painted with coffee and Burnt Sienna watercolor. At first I planned to use Burnt umber to finish off. But I changed my mind when I saw it as it was. Sometimes less is more. 

 Yellow Waterfall
Watercolor on A5 CarbOn paper. No water added.

 Pink coral!
This was a failure I had "collecting dust".  Waiting for ideas. It was painted with the blue tempera but scraped of  in the center.
I put dots of glue here and there to create corals and filled them with pink glitter. When it dried I decided to paint some fish as well to give it "life".

Hm, strange, no photoart today.  😀

© NF Photo 200716 

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

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NatureFootstep_Myworld
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Thursday, July 9, 2020

The little Mermaid and other things

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The little Mermaid
A few months ago I played around with dropping color in water and photograph it. I had the sticker of the mermaid and a photo of the little dolphin. Combined the underwaterworld in Photoshop


The little Mermaid
A shot of one of my pours, 40x40. I added some mermaids and fish to create a digital underwaterworld.

This is "memory lane". We call them "Book marks" but I think the English might be "Printed scrapes" Most of them was my mothers so they are about 100 years old. You can recognize "Cinderella", "Snow White", "The Frog prince". "The wild swans". The last one might be "Nils Holgersson" a Swedish tale by Selma Lagerlöf.

The scrapes are 6x8 cm each placed on A4 paper.

If this was Dinosaur´s instead of deer´s this might be a forest from the Triassic period.
I photographed ferns from below and the deer is actually a winter shot with a large tree.
Combined the two images and Voila, a fantasy forest.

© NF Photo Art 200709 

Hope everyone is safe. Sun is shining today but it is chilly. We have desert, winter and rain periods all in the same week.
😕

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

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NatureFootstep_Myworld
NatureFootstep_PhotoArt
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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Bits and pieces on a plate

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Life is Beautiful!
Rains  theme for today is to Try a different medium. Well, this is pieces of wood from canvases I did not use. They have "collected" dust for a while. I have some plastic plates and placed them out on one. They became a barn and a fence. Then I painted the plate with black, green and silver Tempera color. Finding the deer and the message stickers completed the plate. 


Dark forest
Watercolor on A4 paper


The swan

Meadow

The Swan and Meadow is as you can see digital art from my photos. Both are made from 2 images each using  Photoshop and Topaz

© NF Photo 200702 

We had a very hot week but yesterday the rain finally cooled us down a bit. And saved us a little from fire hazards. Hope everyone is safe and sound!

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

Meet me on Instagram:
NatureFootstep_Myworld
NatureFootstep_PhotoArt
NatureFootstep_travelsandbirds
NatureFootstep_Birds

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