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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 


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Rains Cozy and PPF

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Spiritual Deer forest

canvas 23x30 cm.    This one took me several days to complete. It was when I placed them unevenly that I liked it. And then I remembered I had some white deer's as well. They are cutouts.  And, there are glitter on it, like a little snowfall. An hour ago I noticed my kitchen floor are glittering too.  😀😇

Santas Cozy vacation

For Rains Cozy challenge. This is painted in photoshop, first time I tried something like this really. But Santa is photographed. I bought them in New Zeeland many years ago and thought I could combine it. Santa is part of my Christmas decoration.

Abstract pour on panel 18x24 cm
I bought the panels earlier this week as they were cheep and wanted to try it. But, as you can see they are bent, curved at the short side. I thought they should stay flat 😞
Both panels are the same colors. I dipped the second one on the standing one. There were too much colors on it. But the final result is very different from each other.

© NF Photo 191212

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Note to self BK ny utstÀlln

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© NF Photo 1904xx

Ny utst 200107 till




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Friday, December 6, 2019

PPF Blue and yellow

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 Yellow, holiday fantasy.
The base is a canvas 20x30cm that I painted yellow. The ballerina is the one I created earlier by cutting it out. The deers and candles are stickers I bought. I layed it out and took a shot. Fixed the rest in photoshop, removed shadows and such to create true silhouettes.

Blue!  Sketch paper size A5
Just testing the colors. Earlier I had been cooking lingonberry (cowberry) for making jelly. I love the red colors it has. After painting the black and blue I thought the red lingon  would be nice to ad. The lingonberry added some color and texture to the, well, abstract painting.  Anyway, I am not going to eat it. 😀

© NF PhotoArt 191206

Blue and yellow! The colors of our Swedish flag.

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

AEDM30 Last one this time

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 The Handle has changed form a bit while working with the plastic folio on the canvas. I also added a few decoration rivets to it to ad a little contrast.
Canvas 20x30 cm

This is the disc with the handle overflow I used in the abstract above.

A blackbird sitting in the tree outside my balcony. Edited in Topaz.

© NF Photo 191130

This is the last of AEDM this year. Thanks everyone who visited my work and thanks everybody for sharing your work and inspiring me.

First snow has come to my hometown so, winter is on!

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Meadow bokeh and dipper

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Meadow!
Yesterday I gave the BOKEH a shot. Worked rather well but I need at least one larger circle. This is the foam brushes I used.  I did enhance the colors in photoshop. A5 watercolor paper. 

 This is the scallop I had earlier. Tried the bubbles and foam but only got a couple of tiny bubbles. I think it has to be done on paper or canvas to work.

A brown and grey dipper for Rain´s garden. 


© NF Photo 191129

I woke up to the first snow this morning. 

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

AEDM28 Blue lake disc

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Blue lake disc
Canvas dia30cm

Blue lake disc with a "handle"

© NF Photo 191128

I created a pour yesterday. When I looked at the table while it was drying I noticed the overflow of black paint had created a handle. The image with the handle is the image I like best, as a photographer, it also have colored reflections from my window light strand. The overflow is on a thin plastic folio. I am now preparing a mixed media painting using the "handle". But it will take time for that one to dry. 😟 I hope I can share it before AEDM is over.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

AEDM27 Fantasy heron in blue

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Fantasy heron in blue
© NF Photo 191127

This is the original. Great Blue heron © NF Photo 110204 in Costa Rica. Very dark and underexposed, still pretty sharp though. 

Digital art today. A bird from a trip to Costa Rica 2011.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

AEDM26 Handy tree Catching light

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Handy tree catching light
© NF PhotoArt 191126, 160918





 My older serie "Catching light"
© NF PhotoArt 160918

Yesterday I wanted to create a "Hand tree". I tried to copy the first of "Catching light"  on CARBon paper so I could paint on that one. But that did not work. The printer don´t seem to print white color.
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So, tried to draw in Photoshop but it is hard to draw with the mouse. Then I remember, three years ago I bought the smallest of the WACOM series tablet so see if I could use it. It was hard. But yesterday I connected it and, voila, it worked well enough for the branches.

Have a nice day!

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Monday, November 25, 2019

AEDM25 Butterfly

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This is how I started. The butterfly comes from a stencil

Just wanted to share how this Tempera color glows in certain light.

Yep, I destroyed it! Wanted to see if I could turn it "dark". Guess not 😎  But I learned how to use the tape both for holding the paper and to use it for the paint to flow over the edges.

Butterfly!  Guess I´m done for now. I also learned it it possible to wet the paper A LOT and still get away with it 😇

Butterfly in progress, Sorry, I let you see the same piece 4 times. It is sketch paper size A5. If you did not already guess.

A sidenot might be of interest. The board I use for the paper says "SCANIA" on the top. I was working on the SCANIA heavy trucks design department in many years. I designed this bord for making it easy for drivers to sit behind the wheel and make notes. You put the board in your knee and lean it to the wheel. Then you can write comfortly. 😊

© NF Photo 191125

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

AEDM24 Yellow paper and linky trouble

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Testing yellow paper I found in a drawer
Now..............let´s see if the linkup wants to play. They have made changes and it seems complicated to enter. UPDATE they say!

© NF Photo 191124

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

AEDM23 Calluna bokeh

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Calluna - Ljung

© NF Photo 191123

A photo created to get the BOKEH in front of the vegetation.


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Friday, November 22, 2019

PPF AEDM22 From this week

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The wave
This one is not yet finished, as I started it at midnight, but I wanted to photograph it before I might spoil it.
The idea is to ad foam bubbles on it. I have seen how to do it with color and dish soap.
So, wish me luck on that.



On stage, my own, homemade, stencils and foam brush on CARBon paper

My Orchids  liquidized in photoshop

And a combination of orchids and ballerina


The orchids and ballerina somehow belongs together. So, I cut out the dancer using a scalpel from a copy on paper. Had some fun with the orchids and combined it all in photoshop.
And, right now I realized I can actually cut out stencils from OverHead sheets that I have a load of since I was working.


© NF Photo 191122

Outside is a grey day so I need some color. 😀

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

AEDM21 Black pour abstract

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 Black pour with glitter
Tempera on canvas 20x20cm

Using execs color and added a little red. Then used a balloon to create the pattern on the A4 watercolor paper. 
© NF Photo 191121



 for Rains Garden a Wintery scene on a scallop
Tempera paint and foam
© NF Photo 191114


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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

AEDM20 More flowers and ballerina

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© NF Photo 191120

A combination of my two latest projects. My orchids and the homemade stencil ballerina combined in Photoshop.


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