‘It’s under the gun’

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

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