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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.
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NatureFootstep Photography and PhotoArt
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Bildverkstan - Image workshop
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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, July 27, 2018

Acrylic learning and your eyes can trick you

 Click image to enlarge!
© NF Photo 180725
Somebody last week wanted to see the Rainbow when it is finished. Now this one is on my wall. My first paining and I will share it on my exhibition in November.   :)

cracked plastic cover at the busstop original image
© NF Photo 130509

Original cracks,  white on white vs grey on black
© NF Photo 171026 and July 2018

I painted the white crack on black paper and did the rest in photoshop
© NF PhotoArt 180727 

Work is drying on my kitchenfloor
© NF PhotoArt 180727

This week I share no photo except for the one at the bus stop that was the cause of the Crack series. At that time I was not good at editing in Photo Shop and spent several hours to fix the image as I wanted it.

I also tried some yarn work.Not yet learned how thick the paint shall be.

 It took me some trouble to figure out how to transfer the image from the screen to the paper. There was some computer, needle and pencil work involved in order to transfer the crack from the computer to the paper.

Being tricked by my eyes!
When I worked with this post I realized my eyes and brain did not see the crack image as it was.
I painted White on black and was thinking black on white for the opposite side. BUT, the original is different shades of white on white! An importent thing to learn I guess. If I some day get really good at this I will try all the shades that is in the original image.

OUCH..........this was a long one.

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  1. Looks fabulous love the rainbowtree.
    Happy PPF
    Vicki-Ann :)

  2. The rainbow tree if fabulous a stunning piece of wall art. I believe our eyes just like us have good and bad days and at times only wish us to see what they want us to see. It's a good way to study when we are given subjects in both black and white as we can pick out things that may become lost in the busy world of colour.
    Happy PPF Tracey.

  3. These are beautiful works of art.
    The Rainbow tree is gorgeous!!!
    Happy PPF!!!

  4. I do love your rainbow tree painting! And your photo manipulations are always so interesting. Happy PPF!

  5. The rainbow tree is so colourful and fun! Looks fab :)

  6. Your work is fascinating...such interesting ideas that come from unusual places!

  7. Lots of good art here. I find with the yarn it didn't work for me. I use a chain. Have a good weekend.

  8. thanks nicole for the tip. Thanks all.

  9. This is STUNNING. It fills my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give. WOW!


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