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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, 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
© NF Photo 181205

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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Friday, November 23, 2018

Coming out from infinity

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Coming out from infinity
© NF PhotoArt 181123

This is a combination of two images and a lot of photoshopping.
The Exibition went well and I sold 4 posters. But for the moment I feel drained so I am back to photoshop again for a while.

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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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