MacDuff Studio: Blog http://www.macduff.studio/blog en-us (C) MacDuff Studio karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:13:00 GMT Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:13:00 GMT http://www.macduff.studio/img/s/v-5/u102626047-o513583942-50.jpg MacDuff Studio: Blog http://www.macduff.studio/blog 96 120 Kayla -Rescued Dog http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/2/kayla--rescued-dog This is Kayla. She's a rescued dog by CAWS.org.

I had her at a park with a fellow CAWS photographer. It was a really chilly morning but she didn't seem to notice. We got a lot of really cute photographs of her. I love the one I used to draw this illustration especially because of the way she's got her mouth. It's a howl look, although there was no howl.

She also looks like she's got a donut in her mouth, it's just her adorable chin though.

I think I'll put this on a t-shirt. If I do, I'll share the results.

Kayla CAWS dog Drawn Feb 2018 -Karen MacDuff Squires FRAME SIGKayla CAWS dog Drawn Feb 2018 -Karen MacDuff Squires FRAME SIG

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

P.S. No French words this time. My computer is being weird and it won't let me highlight the French words to make them italics. Once I get that issue solved, back to the French.

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) caws dog illustration http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/2/kayla--rescued-dog Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:10:55 GMT
Illustration of a Lady http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/2/illustration-of-a-lady Hello -Bonjour!

I love BIG hair! Maybe it's because I have small hair, ha:)

I love the rain -pluie, as well as the nighttime sky full of stars -étoiles, so this gal got both.

I drew her face from a photo on www.Pexels.com. Artist's name: Adina Voicu. 

I added the red in her hair to show her fiery side. She's nice, but don't push it! (Am I talking about myself? Not that I wouldn't love to be her, but I'm more of a rug trying to be fiery) I always wanted to be an art therapist. Art is a great way to say what maybe we can't say with our mouths. Maybe I'll throw her on a back female cut t-shirt and wear her attitude, lol:)

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Okay, done for now!

Thanks for stopping by -Merci d'être passé!

See you soon! -à bientôt-

Hugs!

Karen

French words displayed as writing practice. My daughter and I are learning how to speak it so when we head back to Scotland someday we will be able to speak French when we visit France, which is a hop, skip and a jump away from Scotland.

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) female illustration http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/2/illustration-of-a-lady Fri, 09 Feb 2018 01:29:43 GMT
My Dog Trinity -Illustration http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/2/my-dog-trinity--illustration Bonjour!

Who is absolutely in LOVE -amour- with their dog -chien-, and their dog's face? I mean like a crazy, puppy dog love, excuse the pun. I love Trinity's eyes. I can stare into them for ever! They are so beautiful -beau-! I love her neck and the thick, almost chubby quality to it. I love her paws! I understand the term: Furkid!

Here she is!

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Thanks for stopping by -Merci d'être passé!

See you soon! -à bientôt-

Hugs!

Karen

French words displayed as writing practice. My daughter and I are learning how to speak it so when we head back to Scotland someday we will be able to speak French when we visit France, which is a hop, skip and a jump away from Scotland.

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) dog illustration http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/2/my-dog-trinity--illustration Thu, 01 Feb 2018 20:18:54 GMT
The Red Lady -Illustration http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/1/portrait-of-a-lady--illustration Welcome -Bonjour!

When I sit down to draw I have no idea what will end up being made. I know a lot of artists have plans on what's going to be on the paper at completion. I think I'm just too hyper to pull that off.

Ah well, a surprise is always nice:)

So here is La Dame Rouge - The Red Lady.

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Thanks for stopping by -Merci d'être passé!

Hugs!

Karen

French words displayed as writing practice. My daughter and I are learning how to speak it so when we head back to Scotland someday we will be able to speak French when we visit France, which is a hop, skip and a jump away from Scotland.

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) the red lady -illustration http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/1/portrait-of-a-lady--illustration Tue, 30 Jan 2018 03:06:44 GMT
Daisy Illustration http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/1/daisy-illustration Hello, Boujour!

We've got a daisy illustration this time! Gotta love those simple shapes that burst into something so loved,
aimé, and adored, adoré .

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It's a balmy 37° in The Great Salt Lake Valley today, ha ha! I'll have to get my heeler, Trinity out for a walk. 
She's going hyper this winter, hiver! She hates the cold and refuses to leave the end of the driveway when it's too cold.
Maybe today we can get her farther.

 

Thanks for stopping by -Merci d'être passé!

Hugs!

Karen

French words displayed as writing practice. My daughter and I are learning how to speak it so when we head back to Scotland someday we will be able to speak French when we visit France, which is a hop, skip and a jump away from Scotland.


 

 

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) flower illustration http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/1/daisy-illustration Sat, 27 Jan 2018 18:30:18 GMT
Floral Illustration http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/1/floral-illustration Welcome! -Bienvenue- (French)

I seem to be stuck on plant life! Can I have spring fever in January?

I really love tiny little flowers -minuscules petites fleurs-. Their delicacy -délicatesse- is delightful!

I think this would look cool on a canvas bag:)

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Thanks for stopping by -Merci d'être passé!

Hugs!

Karen

 

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) art drawing floral flower illustration http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/1/floral-illustration Fri, 26 Jan 2018 22:45:02 GMT
Tree Illustration http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/1/tree-illustration
Trees are really fascinating! All those branches winding around, crossing over, different widths and lengths, fluttery leaves. They are pretty much magical! It's sure fun to try and capture it's personality!

"Fall Tree" Jan 2018"Fall Tree" Jan 2018

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

 

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) digital illustration tree http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/1/tree-illustration Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:21:14 GMT
Mock Spring http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/1/mock-spring It's been so unseasonably warm here in the The Great Salt Lake Valley! I've been loving it! I know I know...we need water for the summer. But Rain will do the same job so let's have that instead.

I made the illustration -bottom of post- at the vet's office yesterday while I was waiting for our darling Dustin to get seen by the vet. I was trying to take my mind off the fact that he is old and had started acting sick the day before. I was hoping to be told he had a cold, but we were told he has a bad liver and has prediabetes. We're so very sad. We are crazy about him! We're hoping the diagnosis is wrong -first stage of grief- and that he has some virus that affects his liver. The calicivirus can do that. He is acting better today so our hopes are up. We won't let him suffer if he's in pain or miserable though. I dread making that decision and carrying through with it. 

This is Mr. Dustin about three years ago. He was a CAWS.org cat at the time. I was taking photos of lots of cats and dogs that day with other photographers and happened to be the photographer up for taking the next cat's photos when it was Dustin's turn. Little did I know that we'd end up fostering him and falling head over heals in love. I love those happy little coincidences because I have his pre-adoption portrait.

Look at that face! He's a love ball! He's so purry and friendly! He loves his girlfriends....we also have three girl cats that he adores! He kisses their faces all the time..even the Miss Izadora, who loves to swat him. He just walks away and tries again later.

We're hoping with all our hearts that he'll be okay and we can have more time with him. He's about 17 years old but we've only had him for about 3 years. Get well baby!

UPDATE on Dustin: It's been three days since we were at the vet and he's doing much better! He had a virus, a nasty one. Probably the Calicivirus. I don't know how bad the liver test at the vet was but I'll call and find out. Hopefully it wasn't that bad and that the virus caused it and hopefully his liver will recover as the virus clears up. His runny eyes have cleared up. His pink, half-closed eyes are back to normal. He's beathing normally again. No more growling at the other cats. He's eating and drinking now. And after days of sleeping, he's now awake and getting around.  We are so incredibly happy! Euthanasia was recommended by the vet so always be careful about making quick decisions.

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Izobel, my 13 year old, drew a portrait of Dustin last night. She's not done yet but I'll post it when she is. It's her way of dealing with the sadness.

UPDATE: Here is the drawing Izobel made of Dustin. I love it! Her Instagram name is izobelsquires. She'd love to see you there!

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Here's the illustration I drew in the vet's office. Dustin was gone for a while getting tests ran, poor boy:(

There are flowers and snow. Seems to cover this winter's weather.

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Happy winter-spring-winter!

Hugs!

Karen

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) art digital drawing illustration http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/1/mock-spring Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:01:01 GMT
"Midnight" Digital Painting http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/1/-midnight-digital-painting I disappeared for a while. Christmas time keeps us busy because we've got one child's birthday on December 31st, and another on January 2nd. Both kiddos were due on Christmas day. 

This painting seems to be rather Christmas-y, but I didn't have that in mind when I started. My only idea was to use a limited pallet of blues. I love being intrigued as the image comes together.

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I love magical images so that crept into this one. In fact it reminds me of a photo I made a couple of years ago. 

This one below: I drew in the white fluffy weeds behind the twins. I also made those floating white and orange puff balls.

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I added some magic to this one too. All those orange, purple and white fluff balls were added in during editing.

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Just looking at a few more from that same day. I must have been on some crazy person fluff ball trip!

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Off to watch the new release of Blade Runner with the fam. I love the original Blade Runner and can just about quote the whole movie....speaking of magical things. The effect in that show were, and still are amazing!

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen:)

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) blue digital painting magical http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2018/1/-midnight-digital-painting Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:28:27 GMT
CAWS Dog Drawing http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/12/caws-dog-drawing This is a drawing of Love, a dog I photographed for CAWS.org a few months ago. CAWS found her a new home! Yeah! That just makes my heart sing!

I made this drawing of her to use as a poster for CAWS.org. She's got such a beautiful face! 

 

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Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) caws dog drawing http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/12/caws-dog-drawing Sun, 17 Dec 2017 03:38:49 GMT
MORE Frozen Utah http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/12/more-frozen-utah It's such a cold day here in Utah! It's 1:51pm and it's still only 28 degrees fahrenheit. Brrrr...

Unfortunately I have the awesome job of being a poop scopper before the sun sets. We have five rescue dogs and they can sure make some work out there. The field behind our house, photo below, is full of cows. Lucky farmer gets to leave the cow mess to the worms, birds, the elements. Of course the cows don't head inside so they can't track it in with them. 

(I hope you're not eating)

So here are some more frozen shots.

1) Field behind my house. Can you see the cow hunkered down trying to keep warm in the field?

2) Chain link fence.

3) Blades of grass.

4) Upper part of an iron garden chair.

5) Back support on the iron garden chair

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I hope you're staying warm!

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) frozen utah macro photography winter http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/12/more-frozen-utah Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:06:47 GMT
Frozen Utah http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/12/frozen-utah The dogs woke me up about 5:00 am this morning. They wanted to go potty. I grabbed my flashlight and walked them to the back door. It was still pitch black outside. As I opened the back door a creepy flood of fog lept into the house. It was as if the fog was trying to escape the fog. It came rushing in. The flashlight made it even creepier. Have you seen the movie, The Fog? It was like that. I didn't even realize it was foggy outside or I would have been prepared for it.  The dogs thought nothing of it and ran down the stairs to the frozen grass. Wish I was as brave.

A few hours later when it was nice and light outside I decided to head out and grab some frozen photographs. For you photogs out there, I used the Nikon D810 and the Nikon 60mm f2.8 micro -the older version.

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I really don't like cold weather but it sure can create beautiful images.

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) foliage macro photography winter http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/12/frozen-utah Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:17:19 GMT
Adobe Draw -App http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/11/adobe-draw--app I've been using Adobe Photoshop to edit my photos/drawings with for decades. (dating myself:)

I've always wanted to learn Adobe Illustrator, but never got around to it. With Black Friday offering Adobe products on sale, I grabbed Illustrator! Yeah! Can't wait to learn it!

In the meantime, I drew this with Adobe Draw: what I believe is the iPad version of Illustrator.

Learning new things is so much fun!

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) adobe draw http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/11/adobe-draw--app Mon, 27 Nov 2017 01:59:15 GMT
Antelope Island, Syracuse, Utah. http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/11/antelope-island-syracuse-utah Keaton, Kiyah, Trinity and I headed to Antelope Island in Syracuse, Utah last week. It was the perfect day. Sixty-something degree. No bugs. Ahhh!

Keaton loves landscape photographs and asked me to capture some of the beauty we were seeing. He's planning on using them on his computer desktop.

Trinity had so much fun! She ran and ran and ran! Keaton had her on leash so he got to run with her. They both had huge smiles on their faces. Kiyah climbed the huge rocks nearby

We discovered you can rent canoes. We'll have to try that out. There is also a restaurant/grill that faces the water. We're definitely going to do that!

If you want to visit there I suggest late fall and very early spring. The summer is so hot and the bugs are everywhere! 

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) syracuse utah antelope island http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/11/antelope-island-syracuse-utah Sun, 26 Nov 2017 00:12:02 GMT
Play Date http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/11/play-day Ever taken a child to the park?

This is what it's like!

Just fun, crazy, running all over the place, laughing, joking, hugging, joyful!

Yah!

Great times for sure!

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) play date http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/11/play-day Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:07:40 GMT
Lexi and Landen http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/11/lexi-and-landen Lexi wanted relaxed portraits of her and Landen having fun together so we headed to a beautiful park and followed him around.

Lexi and I played keep-up as he ran and ran. He played with leaves, dirt, and sticks. After a couple of hours he actually asked to go home. He pooped out before we did, but just barely. He wanted to be carried back to the car. I bet he weighed twice as much with all those rocks he'd managed to stuff in his pockets. He was asleep as soon as we pulled away from the park.

We had a blast and made some really great memories:)

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) mom and child photos http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/11/lexi-and-landen Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:59:26 GMT
Love -Painting http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/11/love--painting Love_Nov_2017 Frame SigLove_Nov_2017 Frame Sig

The dogs woke me up way too early this morning and I couldn't get back to sleep so this painting was born. I started out with colors in my mind, then kept laying them down till I liked it.

My husband and 12 year old daughter said they saw a praying mantis. I didn't see that at all.  I still don't. But it's interesting how they looked for something in it that was concrete. I just enjoy looking at how the colors and other elements go together and affect each other. Each type of seeing is great and I love to know what pops into the viewer's mind when they look at it:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

See more of my art here http://www.macduff.studio/macduff-art

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) love painting http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/11/love--painting Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:40:51 GMT
Flowers -October 2017 http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/11/flowers--october-2017  

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I was at the dentist's office with my mother and took the iPad along to draw while I was waiting. This is what happened:) The colors make me happy!

Messy is my thing, apparently. I think I'm too hyper to slow down for details.

I've got a yellow bedroom that this will be fun in. The yellow bedroom seems to relax our infrequent guests.

The window looks out over 51 acres of fields with farm and wild animals, and mountains of course. It my favorite room in the house.

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

See more of my art here http://www.macduff.studio/macduff-art

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) flowers painting http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/11/flowers--october-2017 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 22:44:01 GMT
Summer's Eve http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/10/summers-eve
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It's October now and summer is over. We're still having some really nice days though, the evenings are perfect! We love to walk the dogs and ride bikes. The mosquitoes have gone to where-ever mosquitoes go in the fall. The blistering heat has moved on till next year. Time to gear up for the holidays and get ready to bundle up against the cold that's sure to arrive any day now. Are you ready?

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) painting summer http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/10/summers-eve Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:04:43 GMT
Heaven Scent http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/9/heaven-scent "Heaven Scent" 9-2017"Heaven Scent" 9-2017

"I'm an introvert... I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky." ~Audrey Hepburn
https://www.brainyquote.com

 

Audrey, I couldn't have said it better.

 

When I was younger I wasn't really interested in flowers. Sure I thought they were pretty. But I didn't see past the "pretty" and actually feel the beauty. I now absorb the beauty so strongly that my soul aches!

 

I studied art in college for 6 years. I was lost! I just didn't get what all the hoopla was about. (So why was I studying art? I was told as a child that I could draw, so I kept it up for lack of a better goal)  I was four weeks away from my very last art class and I still hadn't figured out what all the excitement was about. I was standing in the bookstore at the University of Utah and I noticed a book on Vincent van Gogh. I knew who he was and had looked at his paintings many times. But I hadn't really felt anything. That day as I held the book in my hands and turned each page I was overtaken by my emotions. Vincent's brush strokes brought tears to my eyes! I had to control my reaction since I was in public, but I knew in that moment I finally understood! I got it! I could feel art, and I ached from the joy. That day was almost 25 years ago.  I can remember it vividly.

 

Not everyone can be a Vincent, a Monet, but that shouldn't hold anyone back from creating art. Get out those pens and pencils. Mix oil paints and acrylics. Make something that brings you happiness and peace. Hang the art on your walls. Personalize your home. All it takes is making that first mark on the paper. Have fun!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Karen
See more of my art here http://www.macduff.studio/macduff-art

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karen@macduff.studio (MacDuff Studio) art heaven scent http://www.macduff.studio/blog/2017/9/heaven-scent Sun, 01 Oct 2017 01:33:54 GMT