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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, November 16, 2018

Exhibition with a student and UV light experiment

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From Exhibition © NF Photo 181112

 One day I was visted by a little girl . I had my black carbon paper with me so she was my "student" for a while.  Myself I created the twigs. Both of us worked with white gel pens. 

Faded Hibiscus blooms in UV-light
© NF Photo 181116

I bought myself a UV lightbulb. Wanted to try something new. Some images became quite cool. For this one I made a copy of the layer and turned it 180deg. Then a blending of the two images created this one. It is an image of 2 faded Hibiscus blooms.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Exhibition time - NatureFootstep The Next Step

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Me!





NatureFootstep - The Next Step
© NF PhotoArt 181108

I have been busy with the Exhibition at the Library this week. My art seem to invite people to chat. But I have only sold one. But it is fun. :) 

The pieces in the monter is memories from my first trip to Yellowstone and the lower shelf is some of the acorns experiment.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Paint pull and physalis

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Chain pull flower

The wave

Physalis
© NF Photo 181031

This kind of painting is quite interesting to me. I was only about to paint one canvas in black. The purpose was to try out how to use fan brushes. I ended up with four canvases in black and white :) The two shared above I will bring to the Exhibition I start Monday. Hopefully somebody want to buy them. My walls are full again.

I DID do the black canvas yesterday :)

The Wave is actually black and white, the blue tone comes from the camera as it was a grey day. Camera settings White Balance like to do that. I like it so I keep the color in the photo.

The Physalis is a photo with some light edits.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Birch in different dresses

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 Original Birch forest

Photoshop filter added.

Forest on Fire
Step 3 two more filters added
© NF Photo 181026

Just playing aroung with photoshop. No painting this week as I am preparing an exhibition on our Library. And some thigns got messed up. I got a mail with a threat. Somebody wants bitcoin. a lot, or they will ruin my computer. So, I am in a hurry to finish the paperwork for the exhibition before they blow my computer up. IF they execute the threat to destroy the computer late this evening.
I´m NOT paying!

So, have a great PPF friday and I will go back to what I need to finish. Will visit when I can. :) I do have a laptop too, but that is not good for photo edit. Too small!

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Friday, October 19, 2018

More acorns

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Acorn art
© NF Photo 181017

More acorns. It is quite fun to work with. Only back draw is they fade away quickly. A camera is needed to capture it all. To the left in all images is the same acorn in different stages. It darkens and then it starts to crack.

The acorn to the right in the pen image is the canvas for the center one in the second image. I draw the "tree" from the pattern it it´s bottom area.

I haven´t given up of trying to preserve some of them. I have a few in a bottle with vinegar right now, but I doubt it will work, Seems like the red color is moving out if the acorns :(

I have tried two kind of pens. Ink and gel works. Still have to try arylic paint if I can handle such a tiny brush. :)



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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Nuts and blues

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  Nuts as in  Acorn

Blues
© NF Photo 181010

This is two images from my Instagram account. I suddenly got some unexpected things to take care of so the painting is on hold.

I have experimented with the acorns but it is hard to get what I want. Taking a shot is easy as the acorns are fresh and still has its beautiful colors. But as soon as I want to do something with them they loose the colors and darkens. :(  I wanted to create a plate of sorts. But the acorns looses their colors.

The Blues is actually reed that first I took a shot when moving the camera, Then twisted and colored it in photoshop. I like this blue, glowing color so that was what I aimed for.

Happy PPF everyone!

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Friday, October 5, 2018

This weeks art - autumn colors

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 Acorn

 Aurumn colors


Woman in the wood
© NF PhotoArt 181005

First two is manipulated photography. Last one is a montage and editing in PS

If you did not see the Birchbark from last week it is HERE   :)

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Birchbark and flip

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Birch bark

Birch bark face
 © NF PhotoArt 180925


 Blue flip 3 leftover pour
© NF PhotoArt 180926

As I mentioned last week I have been to the forest looking for birch bark. The two pieces above was not too much ruined and I liked the look of them. Second one reminds me of a face. I can´t use them as sculpts so I took shots and did the rest in Photoshop.

The last one is created from leftover colors from a tempera flip I made. This one is still wet and was sitting in the sunlight. Loved the colors. A good thing with photo is that I can save even wet ones and use them.  Maybe I make a poster from it.

Not sure I will make any more pours as I have to use a torch to break bubbles in the paint. I am not comfortable with it, think it is dangerous with the strong fire it creates. :(

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Black and white week

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Black and white abstract

Chainflower in black and white
© NF PhotoArt 180921

Have been busy learning and using Tempera paint this week. The things I ordered finally arrived.
I have loved working with white paint on the black CARB paper. This week I colored canvases with black tempera . When i sprinkled the black color on the first canvas I liked the pattern so I took a photo of that. Then I made the canvas black. When dry I created the white chain art on the black canvas. Think it worked out pretty well. :)

I have also walked the forest to find nice birch bark. I will share what I found next week. :)

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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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