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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, January 11, 2019

Resin digital and acrylic color

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 I made my first three Resin pieces. As I am not the girly type so I used forest items.It is moss, lichen and acorns.  You might remember I tried several ways as I wanted to preserve the beautiful colors in the acorns. This seem to work.
I used a silicon icecube form for this but was a bit disturbed as it buckled. Sides are not straight. And there are bubbles in the first one but with tiny mosses and lichen it was expected and actually fitting.


 This is one of my chain pulls. I edited it a lot in Photoshop, I copied the white pull and made an Extrude of the form. Then put it back on the background careful to cover the real pull. It worked :) :)



A while back I bought a set of acrylic colors. As I am quite unfamiliar with them I decided to open them up and see how they work on different papers. 2 white papers and the black carbon.
It is quite obvious what colors can be used on the black carbon paper. And probably on black canvas.



The tubes was filled to the limit and color burst out when probing the hole. I had to go and get a safety needle to prick just a tiny hole in them. I liked the burnt sienna a lot :)

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Pour and face

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Pink, green and yellow pour



Triangle Face 2


Round Face
© NF Photo 190104

Hi guys, and Happy New Year!
I´m starting out with a pour. This was as I was half way. Liked it so I took a shot before I continued. I did some more to it but did not get any good shots. Too much light reflexion destroyed the image.

The faces happened as I was trying out a pencil on sketching paper. Thought it was fun so I ended up with three faces.


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Friday, December 28, 2018

Happy New Creative Year

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Eggstra!
An idea I had for a while. Half an eggshell placed on a CD  and poured upon. Was a bit tricky but it worked.

 Forest
A winter birch forest edited in Photoshop

Space Fantasy
Poured on an LP I never listened to. Tried to use the knife to create patterns as well.  And my logo added as decoration in Photoshop

Space Fantasy with added star or snow patterns.
Been thinking of creating snow for a while or star patterns. But did not know how to do it. I found this bottle brush in my kitchen. It made the trick. It sprayed quite a bit while I draw it out of the bottleneck. Maybe a little too much :)
© NF Photo 181228

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Merry Christmas to all my artsy friends

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Northern Light
This is a pour. My idea was to create a Northern Light. ut I guess something happened to that :)  I was not all that happy with it for a start. But it grew.  Still I felt it needed something more.

Northern light faitytale
I went to the Picsart page where you can use pics. I rarely use others images but this fairy seemed to fit the canvas colors. With photoshop I fit her into the painting and added some lighteffects.  My first idea was a troll, so I might get more of this later on.

The black plate
Yes, this plate is black. I painted it with tempera. When it was still not all dried I noticed patterns from the lamp. Moving and tilting the black plate I came up with this photo. It is not otherwise edited.

The Deer
This is a composite of two images. The frame comes from a mirror on one of my travels. The deer is from outside my town. Not distorted in any way.

The wave
This comes from a sandy part of the ground in Geysir area in Iceland. Edited in Photoshop

© NF PhotoArt 181221 

Christmas is closing in and I wish all of you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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Friday, December 14, 2018

A little of this a little of that

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Was playing around in photoshop with an image of a waterfall. Turned out like this. 

This is an image of a snowy fern I did not come to grip with. Until I added an image of the canvas I just started to prepare for a pour. The pattern in blue comes from that canvas.

Did some more practising with the fanbrush. A birch!

And yesterday night I did the pour. Using tempera color.
© NF Photo 181214

I think I could have had some more cells on the pour but I think the burner I have for that purpose is scary. I don´t dare use it indoors. And it was too cold on my balcony yesterday. I used three colors and black. Yellow, green and pink. Canvas size 20x20cm

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Fire and water

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Fire fantasy
© NF Photo 181205

Top image is a fire in an ironstove in my daughters house.
Next image is a manipulation of the first one in Photoshop.


Testing fanbrush on canvas
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I have a canvas that is damaged. Thought I use it for practising different brushes. The work above is only a part of that canvas.
This week I tested to use the fanbrush. Seem to me I have a lot of more practising to do. The major problem seem to be the thickness of the color and the preparation of the canvas. I can´t get it to "flow" the way I see them doing in videos. As a fantasy I kind of like it anyway.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Oaktrees

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Oaktrees
© NF Photo 181127

 Frosty oaks.
As I have been busy meeting family this week  I post a digital art sharing the first snow.
 Hopefully I will have some painting for you next week.


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