Thursday, August 30, 2012

Snug Harbor Retort Canners

Snug Harbor Cannery Retorts by Jill Randall
Oil on Raymar Panel 8”x 10”
Snug Harbor, Chisik Island Alaska
Snug Harbor Cannery stopped canning salmon about 40 years ago. These retorts are huge canners that have always fascinated me. I wanted to abstract the color and some shapes in order to capture my emotional response to these huge canners. They are giants compared to my canner which only holds 14 pint jars of salmon.
Jill Randall jillran7@yahoo.com




Sunday, August 26, 2012


Fishing Net, Cork &Lead Line by Jill Randall

8”x10” Oil on Raymar Panel
Snug Harbor, Chisik Island Alaska

In the upper level of the main cannery building at Snug Harbor is the net loft where fishing nets are hung, mended, and stored. This net was piled in a corner. I loved the way the net moved across the floor though anchored by the cork line and lead line. I felt the unique atmosphere of the dim and vast ancient net loft as I painted.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Snug Harbor Cannery Buildings by Jill Randall


Snug Harbor Cannery buildings by Jill Randall


Snug Harbor Cannery buildings by Jill Randall

Oil on Raymar Panel 8”x 10”
My husband (a commercial salmon setnet fisherman) and I spend five months in Alaska each year. We spend June, July, and August on a commercial setnet beachsite in a remote area where there is no phone service. We use a satellite phone which cost about a dollar a minute which limits our calls. We are on the property of the Porter family who bought Snug Harbor Cannery which has not functioned as a cannery since 1972. This year I had time to do some paintings there. This plein air painting was painted of the generator shed and the broiler building. We are back in Anchor Pt., Alaska and back on the “Grid” so now I can post.

Jill Randall jillran7@yahoo.com
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