Painters take your mark. Set. Go!
At the scream of a steam whistle on Saturday, about 90 artists raced to create plein-air paintings during an Easels in Frederick competition called Quick Draw.
Inspired by architecture, landscaping and scenery in downtown Frederick, each artist had only two hours to complete a painting that would later be judged by Ron Donoughe, a contemporary realism artist from Pittsburgh, Pa.
“That is usually all of the time I use for a small painting,” Donoughe said of the race against the clock.
Artists from across the country, participated in Saturday’s competition. Among them was Jane Albin of Lewisburg, Pa. A friend told her about the competition in Frederick and she decided to sign up.
“It’s really a lot of fun,” Albin said as she quickly painted at the corner of Patrick