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, July 19, 2018

A little of this a little of that

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Circle of color   It started very simple but ended up with a series of 4. I have them on Instagram.
(All Digital in photoshop)
© NF Art 180716

 This is sketches of mallard feathers pencil on paper and then a bit Luminance work in PS to get the old fashioned look. The bottom feather is black the tail feather of Mallard male.
© NF Art 180716

 Started to paint the Rainbow tree on canvas. Not finished but I like it this way.

Rainbow tree, I still have the trunk and branches to do.
© NF Art 180719

The two Rainbow images is photographed in different light that is why they have different colors. The first one is closest to natural colors.

It is really hot and dry in Sweden right now and a bit up north from me there are lots of forest fires burning. I have been indoors for two days with the cooler on. Great to have something to do then.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lichen

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Lichen - Bägarlav
© NF Photo 180716, Katrineholm

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Beach treasures and Rainbow Tree acryl paint

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Treasures from the beach
© NF Photo 180708




Rainbow tree
© NF Photo 180712

Rainy backdrop, my first attempt with acrylic oil, on paper 14,8x21 cm white, grain.
After almost three weeks I finally got the paint and pencils, but no panels. They were not in store. And the delay of the colors was due to our post office. They are not reliable nowadays. :( 

I painted this on the paper and it was a good way to learn how paint and pencils work. But I did not dare to sign them. Tried to "write" with the pencil with no luck. But, it is possible to paint, but not write, with a toothpick. :)

I took a photo of the backdrop. It does not really look like the video I studied but I liked the way the white curves contrasted to the more or less grey surface. So I kept one image that way. Will probably do some more work with black and white only. I would have liked if the paper had been more square. The tree should have come up higher.



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Friday, July 6, 2018

Wild Nature

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Wild Nature
© NF Photo 180706 

I still have not got the paint I ordered. So....working with digital painting to get used do the different pencils. Thought I would start with something easy. Turned out it´s not that easy after all. :( I still have to learn about all kinds of pencils and dry and wet colors.

Well, I guess, what ever I learn I can use it in all different techniques. Digital and paper/canvas. And my hand is slowly improving. I can draw longer curves now  :)

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Searching

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Searching!
© NF PhotoArt 180629 


 This is what my kitchentable looks like nowadays


Watercolor test of colors and pencils
© NF PhotoArt 180628 

Well, "Searching" can stand for both the butterflies and watercolors.  I am trying new ways to express myself. The acrylic colors I ordered has not yet arrived so I got myself a simple set of watercolor to start with. I have no studio so my kitchen table has to be used as one. So far I only tried the colors with two different pencils. Figuring out how to use them.

Searching! is created from two images and some photoshop techniques like lens flare.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

watercolor and clay

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 © NF PhotoArt 180620, watercolor

Clay forest,   Photo and digital painting on tablet
© NF PhotoArt 180621

Trying lots of  new stuff this week again while I wait for the acrylic paint.

This time I bought watercolor. Have not done that since I went to school as a child. So it is all new to me. A question to you that are used to the medium, is it possible to keep the paper from "bubbling"?

The Clay Forest, comes from cleaning up some remaning things from my mother. The clay was created by my mother and my daughter some 40 years ago. So, many memories there.
I photographed the pieces and manipulated them one by one in Photoshop. Then arranged the scene. The background is created by painting digitally with a tablet.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Carnation

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Carnation
© NF PhotoArt 180613 


For  Paint Party Friday
Rainbowtree
© NF PhotoArt 180613

Rainbow tree test. Paper and felt tip pens on an A5 size paper. First try. I will try to create it with acrylic color . When I get the things I need for it. 

The first two flower images is actually also "paintings" but painted wiath light. :)

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Portrait - trying new features

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Portrait with shapes
© NF PhotoArt 180607

I have to renew myself soon. Never used shapes like this before. It is actually several images and filters and then shapes on top of it all.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Heavenly dance

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Heavenly dance
© NF PhotoArt 180530

I was using two of my images and two softares to create this. As a sidenote, two of the dancers are my daughter and granddaughter : )

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Steller´s Eider - Alförrädare

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Steller´s Eider, female - Alförrädare
© NF Photo 150307, Varanger

Going through the images from a trip to Varanger in Norway 3 years ago I came across this one as I labelled "abstract". Sometimes failures makes favourites :)

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

Winterlight

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Winterlight
© NF PhotoArt 180525

Inspired by a trip to Varanger, Norway. Winter and cold!

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Tulip art

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Tulip art
© NF PhotoArt 180518

Working in Photoshop. The orange color is the true color of the flowers.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Green fields

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Green fields
© NF PhotoArt 180511

My world has become green, spring is finally here!

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Friday, May 4, 2018

In the forest

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In the forest
© NF PhotoArt 180504


I used three images for this one. The forest and two hare images. And motion blur for the trees.

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