Welcome to
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, October 1, 2020

Mixed compote

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The Bauer trolls cave
This is for Rains theme this week. The background is a photo from a place in my town. It is from the entry of an underground safety place in case of war. The government can be safe in there in case of war. 
The Troll with the rain deer´s was painted by Swedish artist John Bauer. (1882-1918) He and his family drowned when they went with a Steamer a stormy day on lake VĂ€ttern. A sad story!


This is an old painting I did really not like. I throw some black on it and then I liked it better.

Fern
Mixed media. Board 21x30cm
While the black paint was still wet on the board above I placed a leaf of  fern on it and ended up with a completely different thing. The fern is now glued on the painting. 
😊

I was at Dollarstore and found the wolf sticker for car windows. Coming home I happened to put it on one of my fluid balloon works. Thought it looked cool so I took a shot. 
   

Coaster 

Coaster 2


Fall

On Dollarstore I also found some coasters to be used for beer it said. I thought it could be used as stencils. 
For the first two I placed the coasters on photo paper and poured color on them then just let them dry. It was fun to see how the color kind of shrank and revealed the coasters as it dried. They are now stuck to the paper. 

For the last one "Fall" I painted the fan-like structure with watercolor on sketch paper A5. Then I painted a coaster on the back, it was 4 of them, with black tempera color. And made the grey print in the corner. And then a stencil, pen and watercolor for the rest.  

And....that was all for today folks!
😎

Hope you all are well. Staying away from "C", fires and hurricanes. That would be great!


© NF Photo 201001

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Paint Party Friday   Rains TAD

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Crops and farming and............

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Rains TAD is about crops and farming today. Nice I thought, I have a lot of that. But, sometimes the more you have makes you trapped. My brain got a meltdown. Not fun! And the images I searched for I did not find. Luckily I had a few beforehand I can share. 

This is a manipulated image of rye or barley. Not sure which. It s´was shut at a field after a rainfall. 


This is Oats. Photographed and manipulated this summer.


Grass a rainy day manipulated in both Topaz and Photoshop. I like it, wish I could paint like this 
😄

I painted this background several days ago. And then my mind was blank. 
But this morning I finally dared to paint some oats on it! 
Watercolor on A4 watercolorpaper. 


This young farmer is me. It is an old shot of course I was probably just 8 years old. 
I worked on it in a sketching software I have and made it a painting. 
Hat and jeans! The outfit has not changed much. But nowadays I need something on top. 


Wounded tree!
Sometimes when trees are wounded and sap are running it can be a very beautiful abstract. 
This is pretty much the true colors. Just slightly enhanced. I cropped the image and mirrored it. 


© NF Photo 200924



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Paint Party Friday       Rains TAD

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Paint and photo work, hard soft and wet

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Oslo!
This is created from an image when I was on a train in Oslo, Norway, going north. 
I took a quick shot through the window and played with it later. It is created by two images of the same shot. One rotated 180 deg to create this architecture for Rains TAD. (to be honest I created it a few years back) 

Grebe abstract  (photowork)


The wawe
Tempera paint on A5 photopaper


Flowers on blue
Tempera paint on Photopaper A4. 

Flowers on blue
Tempera paint on Photopaper A4. 
This is the same as above but my lamp was on. I liked the effect so I share that as well. I think if would be nice as a photo poster. 


Blue eye!
I was bored one day and so I played around a bit with water, soap and drops of oil. And, this happened. 


© NF Photo 200917

A special thanks to Rain as she takes the time to do the challenged despite her blog break. 
Hope your plans are going as planned. 
Take care everyone. 

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Eyes and ears and nature

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Lily of the valley
This is a photo of the berries and dry leaves of Lily of the Valley. For balance I added some other dry leaves. 

Wild life in the sea
Photo manipulation. This was a duck from the start, now I see Dolphins  😀


Eyes and ears for Rains
Horus eye
Watercolor on A4 paper and a cutout eye. 


The eye!
Watercolor on A5 sketch paper. My first eye ever. 


This is supposed to be an ear. But I see a ghost.  😂
I did this one before the eye as a test on how sketch paper and pencils would work.  


© NF Photo 200910 

Today I will visit my daughter in her garden. My grand daughter will also be there. 
It is my daughters birthday tomorrow. It was totally ruined on the 9/11 event. You are reminded of that every time it is her birthday. I wonder how many birthdays the C will destroy?

Create happy art. 

Take care everyone!

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Goddesses and some grass


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"The Birth of Venus" (Sandro Botticelli) 1485  This image that Rain had found on her search of Masters says Venus. I thought this figurine was Afrodite. 

At least this is NIKE, but who created her I have no clue. 
Nike as the Winged Victory of Samothrace, c. 200-190 BC,

These are imaged from 130223 so they are old ones.  The  two above are slightly edited in Photoshop

Below are images showing the setting for my "photoshoot" with Goddesses figurines

Nike and Afrodite or if it is Venus   đŸ˜•


Sand on a black baking sheet


At that time I had a bowl of water standing in the window. In February the sun created a rainbow on the floor. So I decided to play a little with goddesses and settings. The bowl in the window is the source to the rainbow. My files are almost overloaded with images from that day. Glad I found them. 😄
 

And a little grass also today
Leaves and grass
Watercolor on watercolor paper A4
For this one I used makeup pencils. A tiny one for the grass and leaves and a feather for the grass on the ground. For the background I used a pencil I think is used for powder on your face. 
It was easy to work with makeup brushes and I like the result. Hope you like it too. 

The color choices came from one of my socks..😄

© NF PhotoArt 200903

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Paint Party Friday       Pains TAD

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Still life and PPF

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Still life in the Church ruin
I guess you recognize my angel by now. I also added the grey stonewall behind her. The rest items is in the church. Different filter added to enhance the surfaces. 

My Costa Rica´n hat and my fan collection. 

Grass and leaves
Canvas 30x40cm. This one I had glued the leaves but the grass is not glued yet.


This is the final one with the grass glued on. It became much darker. And a bit dull. But it is still a 3D painting as the thin "branches" did not fasten to the canvas. So, they are sticking out of the painting. 
I love dry grass so this is something I wanted to try for a long time. I had to paint a little green on the two leaves as the color disappeared in the glue

© NF Photo 200827
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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Night scene mostly

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Unicorn in the night
I had a small unicorn sticker that I had painted on it´s back. I painted black and white on the canvas and fastened the unicorn on the wet paint. It is small only 12x17,5 cm

Touching
This one kind of just happened. Tempera paint on A4 CarbOn paper and a background pattern in Photoshop


The All seeing Eye in the night sky
I played around with a photo with a spiders web and added an image of a blue glass ball I have. 

A painting of an American Avocet.
 (Painted from Eileen´s photo)
Sketch paper A5 with watercolor pencil. 

© NF Photo 200820

Sweden is slowly getting back to some kind of  "normal", but there are many new rules for the schools that started yesterday. I hope they will cope with it. 

Take care everyone.

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Swiping string and balloon

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Protected
This is all my photography and Photoshop work. The bird is a Raven

String pull flower
Tempera on photo paper A4


Balloon flowers
String pull flower
Tempera on photo paper A4


This is the balloon in work, would not be surprised if this is your favorite as it is mine. 
😃


© NF Photo 200813

Rains theme this week is Swipe! So, I thought I´d have some fun with working on the photo papers and tempera color. I´m reluctant to buy more canvases as they are overflowing my apartment, collecting dust! The paper sits fine in a file and is quite fun to work with.

Hope everyone is fine. It is HOT over here so I probably stay indoors today. 😓

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Many qualities of an angel

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Many qualities of an angel.
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© NF Photo 200810

It is the same figurin in all of them. It is a birthday present from my daughter and granddaughter a couple of years ago. I used it several times for photography. 

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

It´s all about abstracts

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Blue swirls
 This one is painted on glossy photopaper A4 with tempera color. 

 Coffee scape!  This one is painted on watercolor paper A4 using coffee and watercolor. 

The oak trees and the sink above are manipulated in Topaz studio and Photoshop
A photo of the hands holding nature pieces. 

I think Blogger/GOOGLE has a lot of "fixing" to do. Lots of stupid things going on with the program. Makes me wonder if they don´t use people to find the errors BEFORE they go online with it. 


© NF Photo 200806 

Well, abstracts is what I do most of the time. So, not much of a problem when it comes to themes. 

Take care everyone, It is still needed. I am currently waiting for news from my granddaughter. She is on a flight from Queensland to Sweden. Her Masterclass in Marine biology is finished and she can´t stay "downunder" in these C-times. She was happy she was able to fly at all.

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