Friday, September 6, 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Boat Wench Shed by Jill Randall

Boat Wench Shed by Jill Randall
5"x7" Pastel
This little wench shed was used to pull the boats up at Snug Harbor on Chisik Island Alaska.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Snow in May by Jill Randall

Snow in May by Jill Randall
5"x7" pastel
My husband and I are in Alaska where we spend our summers.  It is a colder season this year with winter hanging on an extra two weeks.  We had a beautiful snowy morning May 18.  However, by afternoon it had melted away.  Finally this last week in May the temperatures are rising with 40 degrees at night and middle 50’s during the day.  The sun and the long daylight (18 hrs) help brighten the area.  We love hearing the Sandhill Cranes as they look for nesting places.  We hear and see a pair of Eagles circling about the spruce trees.  A mother moose and her three yearlings wander through the yard at different times.  Spring is coming to Alaska.

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Winter Grasses by Jill Randall

Winter Grasses by Jill Randall
5”x7” Pastel
 The landscape in May is not what one would expect to see in Alaska, especially if winter is still hanging on by two weeks or more.  It has snowed twice in May.  They is beauty in the winter grasses, the faint blush of trees and bushes ready to leaf,  and the green of spruce trees.  The longer daylight hours on a sunny day also liven things up.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Anchor River Fall by Jill Randall

Anchor River Fall 5”x7” pastel
I am now in Alaska.  My husband and I drove up the end of April.  It was a beautiful ten day drive through north central U.S. and then through Canada.  The first week of May there was still snow in the woods and a pile of snow in front of the door to our small cabin in Anchor Pt. Alaska.  We have a wood stove which we are still using every morning and most of the day.  But now the trees are starting to leaf out and the fiddlehead fern are coming up.  With eighteen hours of daylight, things are starting to grow fast.  This small pastel is of the Anchor River which is a famous salmon river.  I took this photo last fall when the cottonwood and birch trees turn yellow gold.  The fireweed, grasses, and sumac add oranges and reds.  The evergreen spruce trees add the greens and smoky blues.  Fall is always a lovely season here.
Jill Randall  jillran7@yahoo.com  http:// www.jillrandalart.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Distance View

10"x 9"
Oil on Canvas Panel
$120
I love the amber grasses with the Spruce Greens and the distance blues of water and mountains this time of year. We are in Alaska now from May until October. We will spend May in Anchor Point, then spend June, July, and most of August across the Cook Inlet on a fishing site at Snug Harbor on Chisik Island. We will return to Anchor Point for the latter part of August and all of September and leave for New York State then Texas for the winter. Since my retirement, I join my husband as a Snowbird. Life is good for an artist.

Wetlands Anchor Point, Alaska

9"x 12"
Oil on Canvas Panel
$120
This is the view of the Anchor River wetlands looking towards the Cook Inlet. I love the Fall smells and sights in Alaska. They stimulate my desire to paint.