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If Paint Persists, See Your Doctor by David McMahon

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Just a simple set of watercolours.

I initially intended to shoot a few frames while it was brand new, but as it turned out, the subject showed far more character after it had been used!

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F8, 1/180 sec, ISO 200, focal length 125mm.



Featured in COLOUR ME A RAINBOW, October 2010.

Top 10, COLOUR ME A RAINBOW Challenge, October 2010.

Top 10, ARTIST MATERIALS Challenge, October 2010.

Featured in TOOLS, November 2010.


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  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneover 4 years ago

    Really apppealing..Beautiful! Love the title too…

  • Thank you, Donna. So glad you like the title!

    – David McMahon

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 4 years ago

    pretty… : )

  • Thank you, Mimi. I shot it as a reminder of something meaningful from my own childhood.

    – David McMahon

  • silenthostage
    silenthostageover 4 years ago

    think i need to make an appt:)

  • Yes, we can never get enough art or photography!

    – David McMahon

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicover 4 years ago

    aggghhhhhhhhh!!!! methinks you may need a doctor, or an exorcist lol!!! very intersting shot!♥

  • Hi Linda – glad you like the shot. And yes, as you say, any form of art seems to hold me in it thrall.

    – David McMahon

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • Thanks very much, TCat.

    – David McMahon

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks so much, Scott. Appreciate it. Do you paint?

    – David McMahon

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

  • Thanks, Cee – it’ been some months since I painted. Must make amends soon!

    – David McMahon

  • Lynn  Abbott
    Lynn Abbottover 4 years ago

    I definitely have a paint addiction…LOL…I’ll contact my doctor immediately!!! LOL…very clever, David! Love this! What a wonderful idea for composition! You are so creative!

  • Thanks so much, Janine – you know, too, that I am a huge fan of your painting.

    – David McMahon

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyover 4 years ago

    This is great!

  • Thank you, Betty – glad you like this one.

    – David McMahon

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneover 4 years ago

    Is there a doctor in the house? I can feel some paint going on here……….lol ! S ;)

  • Hi Sandra, I’ll rustle up a doctor for you in double-quick time! Thanks for the visit and the humorous comment.

    – David McMahon

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