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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, August 23, 2019

Headstart of exhibition and crop

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I found this image from a rainy field in my files looking for a bird and decided to play around a bit with it. 
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I added a BOKEH texture of mine and this is the result.
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I, sort of, got myself in a fun situation. As I mentioned earlier I will have an exhibition in the library starting  190902.

Monday evening I got an email. Due to changes this place will be empty until you start your exhibition. Do you want to use it???? 
They don´t like empty walls :)

Instead of 2 weeks I got almost 4.  Sure I want 

As the layout for the planned exhibition is not yet finished I quickly decided to use the extra time to play around with. I grabbed some pieces and went to the library next morning. When there I realized most of the posters was from Yellowstone 3 years ago. And my bird poster. Day 2 I added some of the chain pulls and pours. I have warned people on an INFO-paper that this time the walls will change constantly until the planned exhibition is set up.

This morning I thought I will use the board to the left to share some of my testing canvases. You never see test or unfinished objects in exhibitions so I think I will do that. Will be cool to see peoples reactions.

Fall is slowly arriving and kids are back to school.  Hope everyone is healthy and fine.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Preparing for exhibition

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NatureFootstep "Gott o blandat"  (Approx (Good and mixed")
This image will be used for advertising and header on FB, Instagram and local papers.

Poppy
One of our Mansions have a gorgeous flower field right now. Colors enhanced otherwise unchanged.

I think I will call this "Lost in space."
It is not yet finished. If it turns out as I want it I will include it to the Exhibition.
It is a canvas 40x30 cm. The orange stuff is a tangle of thin metal wire I found overrun by cars in the street. I liked the look of it. I glued 2 golden earth maps on the canvas. My concern now is how to fasten the tangle. I have got golden threads from a friend so I think I will sew the tangle to the canvas. I just have to make a test before I do. I don´t want to spoil it :) I also think of adding "Sprayed white stars" But not sure about it. What do you think??

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

NatureFootstep Monica Johansson News BÄTTRE KONST

NEWS!
 NF/MJ in Bättre Konst

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Due to changes in he Libraies plans the space was empty and I was asked if I would like to start early?  Of ccourse, now I get almost 4 weeks to share my art instead of two. The first period I will share older art and photography as the layout for "NF Gott & Blandat" is not yet ready.

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Exhibition Gott & Blandat 2-16 sept 2019 




NatureFootstep  Monica Johansson
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Här kommer meddelanden om mig.

https://battrekonst.se/artist/monica-johansson-2/

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Testing and exhibition

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These are my contribution to Gallery KIKK:s exhibition themed "Microcosmos"
This exhibition ends Aug 14th


Seascape!
This is a test to see what it will look like on my upcoming exhibition in the Library. I have the canvases and the scallops and they are a bit fragile. I got the aquarium a while ago from a friend and thought I might use it to "cover" them. And, hopefully make it more interesting.
This will probably be my last exhibition so I would like it to "stand out".

Flight to the heavens!
This dragonfly is created by an Industrial artist I know. I visited it and noticed the sun was right in it´s belly.  Can´t resist such a thing. :)  When I studied the image at home I was surprised to see a rainbow above it´s head. Used a filter in Photoshop to create the look on the clouds.

Sailing!
This is two sailing boats to start with. Twisted and filtered in Photoshop.


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Sun is shining today and it is not that hot. At least not yet. It is still morning in Sweden. I can notice the fall is soon here.


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Friday, August 2, 2019

Ice and water

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Golden angel in snowy weather
This is a mixture of paint and photography edit. The "snow" comes from one of my LP:s I painted on. The angel is a figurine I got from my daughter.  The landscape comes from a Scotland trip I was on.

 Frozen flowers 1 
 (three sizes of the same image creates the frame-effect)

Frozen flowers 2
The two images of Frozen flowers, is just that. I freeze them and when I take them out i five the ice a quick dip in water. Then I have to hurry get them photographed before it all melts.


The wave 2

The wave 1 and 2
I like the first wave I created with thick paint on canvas 12x18 cm. Yesterday evening I made the second one.

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Mixed media I guess

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 The Egg Nebula
This is digital! I took a shot of an empty egg I had for breakfast. Lit with UV-light it looked like a nebula so it became one :)

 The Glob
Canvas 20x20cm and Tempera silvery colors. Colors changes from dull to very glossy, depending on the direction you look at it. And the light of course.


Lichen Fantasy!
I found the lichen in the forest and liked it. I had this canvas made of leftover colors using a balloon and added the lichen to it. So, this is some kind of mixed media I guess.
Canvas 20x20cm and Tempera

And, a scallop with my image on it. :)
I will share it on the upcoming exhibition. Maybe somebody want to order one with their loved ones on it :) If so I have a few more to use up!

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Friday, July 19, 2019

More scallops

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The mask!

Sister and brother

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When my grandson saw the scallop of him and his sister I gave my daughter, he wanted one as well.
After a discussion he said he also wanted one with the Mask images I took a few years back. It is him behind the mask :)

This week I have been sick, I got some kind of foodborne illness and almost could not eat for a week. But I manage to create the scallops my grandson wanted. He has seen The Mask, but not the other one.

It is hard to paint circles on the scallop so the green frame is very uneven. So, I have to ask him if he wants a broader frame? But I think that will be too much green. The frame on his mothers version is broader and golden. Was easier to create :) The oval on The Mask is created in Photoshop and is on the photo. That is why it looks nice


Wishing everyone a great PPP

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Trial and error

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This is two photos merged and manipulated. It is a rosebush and a part of a walkway with flat stones. I like when the purple and blue colors pops up. :)

Sunset
This is another tile. Worked with acrylic colors and mostly, my fingers as pencil.

Northern light or whatever. At least that is what I aimed for.
 I turned out to use both tempera and acrylic. I´m not sure I like it, but I find it interesting in a weird way. And I like the acrylic colors when you don´t blend them too much. I probably give it another try when days are getting darker.


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Friday, July 5, 2019

Just plying around with Cinderella, family and waterfall

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Cinderella, first try  canvas 40x50cm
This has been in my mind for a few months now. I bought the carriage two months ago and tried to figure out what and how to use them. I came up with this plan but did not know if it would work.
Well, I learned what happens with the color. Turned out I had tooo much black color on the canvas. I wanted it to look like the right side all the way down over the carriage. But I too much black color coming down. I have ordered 4 new carriages, I have shown this one for a few people and they seem to like it. :) My daughter want this one if I create another :)

These are now in my daughters possession. The horseshoes are from a trip to Iceland. So, from small horses. Photographed on her silvery placemat.

 I was given a black tile from a friend. It was quite fun to through some color on it. Sadly it is not working as art. It is too heavy to hang on the wall and you canpt use it to place things on it.


Waterfall,  A4 paper for acrylic or watercolor work, first time I used it.

Waterfall, A4 carbon paper

Half way throgh the colored waterfall I had way to much white acrylic paint on the fanbrush so I started to paint the second waterfall. :) They did not take long to create and was fun :)



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Friday, June 28, 2019

Abstract photo and family scallops

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The Elephant
lol, I thought this became an elephant head, but somebody saw a Cobra :) Two completely different species seen in one image.  The original image is actually the water created from a turning ferry.

Sketch of Terns seen in Scotland

My family!
I created these yesterday so they are not yet dry. The wedding is my daughter and her husband. The green scallop is me and I think I shall use it on my upcoming exhibition  in September. The last one is my granddaughter and grandson. My favorite image of them. The size of the scallops are about 12x12cm

Wedding memory for Janet &Andy
This is not yet dry. I added some decorations for nails on it. Hearts and stars. Those tiny things I had to pick up with tooth pics to place them on the thick paint. At the bottom is a few decorative stones.

They  have not seen it yet so I hope they will like it :)
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Friday, June 21, 2019

Dark Abstracts and Midsummer

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Dark Power
Photoshop work! I was playing around with an image of two beautiful art glasses I have. Then I was looking for a fairy to complete the image, but, I found a devil :)  Think the pair sits nicely on their thrones :) 


  Dark Fountain 2
This is a brighter version of the Dark Fountain from last week. Not as much black this time and more colors. This is photographed when it was dry.
Tempera on white Canvas 24x30 cm

This is a detail of the one above. Photographed when still wet and then color enhanced in Photoshop. 


Captured golden seafloor - Gyllene havsbotten
I liked the string of black on the white board so I tried to capture a kind of pour in the middle of it. I wanted fo keep the interaction between the black and the white color.
And finally added the "black spot" in the center.
Tempera on white Canvas 28x28 cm

This is a photo I took yesterday. In Sweden we celebrate "Midsummer" to celebrate the summer solstice and today is Midsummer eve. So, I wish you all a great Midsummer. :)



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