Tuesday artists on Tuammoc

Tuesday Afternoon

THAT’S RIGHT. It was on a Tuesday, in the afternoon. A beautiful day on the Hill.

A group of artists spent the afternoon on Tumamoc painting and drawing. Everyone got together late in the day and anyone who wanted to could share what they had done. I enjoy watching other artists work. It allows me top share in the pleasure in their own work, and inspire me do do more of my own.

Here are some of the results from last Tuesday’s session.

Tuesday artists on Tuammoc
I think it’s pretty clear that spending an afternoon closely observing the Sonoran Desert landscape stimulates some dopamine receptors.
Tuesday Artist's session on Tumamoc
What the pack rat saw.
Tuesday artists at Tumamoc
The usual scenario, but I never get tired of looking at artwork laid out on the Desert Lab patio. It’s made for these kinds of gatherings.

As a reminder, we are getting together at the Tumamoc gate at 1:30 pm every Tuesday until further notice. (That means until we think it’s too hot and change the time.) Stay until sunset. Meredith is the host.

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Meredith, working, usually makes a good photo opportunity.
oil painting of saguaros on west side of Desert Lab by Gay Scheibl
oil painting of saguaros on west side of Desert Lab by Gay Scheibl
Valerie Milner Graham, oil painting with pallate knife
Valerie Milner Graham, oil painting
Cassein painting by Bill Singleton
Cassein painting by Bill Singleton
Pastel by Mikaela Quinn, Snake Lab Building
Pastel by Mikaela Quinn, Snake Lab Building
Coloerd pencil sketches by Mary Jane Weaver
Coloerd pencil sketches by Mary Jane Weaver
Veronica Blake, colored pencil sketch
Veronica Blake, colored pencil sketch

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While everyone was painting or drawing, I walked down into the hinterland with a ladder and photographed the new fallen saguaro I’ve taken an interest in. The late afternoon light was perfect, the sun just above the ridge above me, the last rays falling on the subject. This will be a series as I document its stages of decay over time. It’s not dead yet–there is a gradation between live and dead in cacti that is hard to define. I’m wondering if it will still flower in May.

Fallen Saguaro, photo by paul mirocha
Fallen Saguaro, photograph by Paul Mirocha

All Photos © Paul Mirocha

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