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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
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Bildverkstan - Image workshop
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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 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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  1. love the shell art , and oooh, love your rainbow tree- wonderful painting Monica!! Happy PPF!

  2. Great start with your artwork. Hope you get all your supplies soon. And I LOVE the photo!

  3. Wonderful photo and nice art. Have a great weekend.

  4. Luv the treasures from the beach . Have a nice weekend Monica


  5. Really love it! Nice pop of colors on the leaves...gorgeous work. Love the shell art too! Happy PPF!

  6. How beautiful--I especially loved your rainbow tree. :D

  7. I love it. . .I've used photos that looked like that as background. Blessings, Janet


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