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My name is Karen MacDuff Squires.

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I am a photographer, fine artist, and graphic designer.

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Karen MacDuff

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Duckling -Drawing

May 03, 2018  •  Leave a Comment


I drew this duckling for Easter and forgot to blog her.

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She reminds me of the rain yesterday. I love rain, the ocean, pools, lakes. It's obvious we came from the water a long time ago:)

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If you love to draw and would like to have your art on clothing, check out RedBubble.com.  I can't wait to get this ordered!

Photo Copyright: https://www.redbubble.com/people/macduffstudio/works/31582599-happy-little-ducking?p=contrast-tank&rbs=

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I'm Quackers for this phone case! (Okay, Okay, OKAY! I went too far. Not funny, ha ha)

Too-da-loo!

Karen MacDuff Squires

 


Rocky At The Beach

May 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I went with my friend Jen to The Great Salt Lake the other day. She wanted to get some photos of her fur-baby, Rocky. Rocky had never been to The Great Salt Lake before and he was just ecstatic!  He was like a duck in the water! 

Jen and I were both shooting photos like crazy capturing this guy as he ran from one spot to the next. He was moving like a lightening bolt! It was fun seeing him so excited! 

He's got a huge grin in almost all of the photographs! Here are two of them.

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See that smile? He's impossible to watch and not smile along with him.

I bet he slept for a while after he got home!

Au revoir!

Karen MacDuff Squires


Chard -Drawing

May 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I was in the grocery store helping my mother do her shopping yesterday when I was stopped in my tracks by the beauty of a piece of chard. For those of you that may be as clueless as I was about what chard really looks like, it has a bright red stalk and a huge green leaf. I was immediately drawn to the powerful redness, the saturated greenness, and the contrast between them.

I bought some for the sole purpose of using the colors.

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I ended up not using the green in such a saturated way...the green on the leaves was a darker green and very saturated. I went with this lighter, less saturated version instead.

I added some text to give him attitude!

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And here is Chard on a t-shirt.

Kick Rocks means -leave me alone! So if you told someone to leave you alone they look down and kick rocks as they are walking away.

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Photo copyright:
https://www.redbubble.com/people/macduffstudio/works/31581561-monster-with-an-attitude?asc=u&p=womens-fitted-scoop

He's called Chard...for obvious reasons:)

Au revoir!

Karen MacDuff Squires

 


"Dream-Karakter" Illustration

April 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Some people love to plan every millimeter of their drawings before they lift the paint brush. Although there is nothing wrong with that at all, I would never draw if I had to do that. At most I get an idea from something I've done, seen, touched, tasted, in the previous few days, hours, minutes, seconds, that gives me a shape, color, feeling, squiggle, to start drawing with.

This drawing started with a squiggle that reminds me of my 21 year old son's long curly hair.

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The character (Karakter) did have a lot of pink in it originally. I decided it wasn't working though so black and white it is.

See you on the flip side!

Karen MacDuff Squires


My Garden Plant

April 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Here is a "weed" from my garden. It's a tiny, tiny thing! It's about the size of a very small pea. I used a macro lens to make this shot.

It's so delicate, so beautiful! I just can't agree that this is a "weed." I'm mesmerized by it!

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Whew! I'm blown away by this tiny plant!

Just, wow!

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen MacDuff Squires