Recent Paint the Peninsula Quick Draw winner and acclaimed painter Ned Mueller has some fascinating thoughts about the origins of this popular practice we think you’ll enjoy.
As plein air competitions and festivals continue to spring up around the country, more and more artists are being exposed to “Quick Draws”—a competition that asks artists to complete an entire piece within a defined timeframe, typically 90-120 minutes. Usually attended by hundreds, the Quick Draw offers artists a chance to wow audiences with a range of creative skills under difficult time-constraints, including drawing, composition, color theory, and much more. Recently, artist Ned Mueller captured First Place during the Quick Draw competition at Paint the Peninsula in Port Angeles, Washington, which sparked in him some thoughts about the point and history of the practice. Continue reading.