It was the roughest, toughest and most colorful showdown this side of Laguna Canyon.
A Quick Draw competition broke out at Heisler Park on Sunday, but the face-off wasn’t between rough-and-tumble cowboys armed with pistols — just paintbrush-wielding artists participating in the 21st annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational.
Thirty plein air artists from all over the United States were invited to participate in the week-long invitational, a celebration of creating art outdoors.
For two hours Sunday, artists painted along the coastline from the upper end of Main Beach to as far north as Diver’s Cove.
The paintings were later framed and sold in a silent auction at the Festival of Arts grounds.