Paul Kratter

Holton Studio Frame-Makers has been representing East Bay painter Paul Kratter for many years now, gathering an enthusiastic following for his scenes of the state of California, from the Sierras to the seashore. Paul is a highly accomplished artist and instructor who has won numerous awards at Plein Air events across the country. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, after 22 years working as an illustrator and publishing several books, he now paints full time and teaches plein air workshops. He has also taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, and Pixar Animation Studios (where his wife Tia Kratter works in design, animation and as a teacher). Much loved by fellow painters as well as collectors, since 2005, Paul has led the Granite Group on an annual summer painting trip into the High Sierras. The humility and joy that Paul carries with him, along with his brushes, paints and panels, out into the mountains, hills, and to the seashore is directly reflected in the work he produces there. With an eye for color and form, his forthright use of paint and astonishing rendering skills allow him to capture the Northern California landscape with a direct and confident touch earned through long familiarity and devotion to the land and its light. Paul has been featured in several shows at the Gallery, most recently in the spring 2017 exhibit, “Paul Kratter and Terry Miura: A Language of the Land.”

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Sentries

Oil on panel, 12″ x 12″. Painting only: $1,500.
Framed in a No. 346 CV with 23kt gilt sight edge—3″ in quartersawn white oak with Weathered stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $2,150.
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Glowing Bright, Mt. Diablo From Briones Park

2020. Oil on board, 8″ x 14″. Painting only: $1,200.
Framed in a No. 22.6 CV—2-1/2″ in quartersawn white oak with Dark Medieval stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $1,700.
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Cracks, Garnet Lake

2021. Oil on board, 9″ x 12″.
Framed in a No. 1.2 CV—3″ in quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain.
$1,350 framed.
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Around the Bend, Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

2021. Oil on panel, 9″ x 12″. Painting only: $1,100.
Framed in a No. 243 CV—3″ with 18kt gilt sight edge. Quartersawn white oak with Weathered stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $1,850.
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Tall Company, Ely Rd, Petaluma

2020. Oil on board, 12″ x 12″. Inscribed reverse: “Painted with Richard Lindenberg”. Painting only: $1,500.
Framed in No. 22.6 CV—2-1/2″ with 23kt gilt sight edge. Quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $2,000.
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In a Vertical World, The Minarets From Lake Ediza

2020. Oil on board, 16″ x 8″. Painting only: $1,500.
Framed in a No. 1100 CV—2 1/4″ with 18kt gilt sight edge. Quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $1,950.
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Reaching Out, Back View. Sycamore Grove Park, Livermore

2020. Oil on board, 11″ x 14″.
Framed in a No. 1.2.6 CV—2 1/2″ with 23kt gilt chamfer sight edge. Quartersawn white oak with Onondaga stain.
SOLD.

Bayside

2021. Oil on board, 9″ x 12″. Painting only: $1,000.
Framed in a No. 2—2-1/2″ in quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain. 23kt gilt slip. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $1,350.
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50 Shades of Gray, Lovers Point

2020. Oil on board, 8″ x 12″. Painting only: $1,000.
Framed in a No. 16.2—2 1/2″ in quartersawn white oak with Dark Weathered stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $1,350.
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Where’s Mo? Orinda

2020. Oil on panel, 11″ x 14″. Painting only: $1,400.
Framed in a No. 243 CV—3″ with 23kt gilt sight edge. Quartersawn white oak with Dark Medieval stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $2,150.
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Half Moon Bay Atmosphere

2020. Oil on panel, 12″ x 16″. Painting only: $1,700.
Framed in a No. 2—2 3/4″ in quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain. 23kt gilt slip. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $2,100.
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Two Headlights

2019. Oil on panel, 15″ x 29″.
Framed in a Syracuse Crown-Top with square plugs, in quartersawn white oak (Weathered stain) with 18kt gilt slip.
$3,750 framed.

Snow Cap, Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

2020. Oil on panel, 9″ x 12″. Painting only: $1,000.
Framed in No. 1—2 1/2″. Quartersawn white oak/Weathered, 18kt gilt slip. (Inquire for other frame options).
Painting framed as shown: $1,325.
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Curry Canyon, Revisited

2019. Oil on panel, 12″ x 16.” Painting only: $1,700.
Framed in Compound Aurora with sight mould No. 2 CV—3″. Quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain) with a gilt slip. (Inquire for other frame options).
Painting framed as shown: $2,300.
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Before Breakfast, Pinecrest Lake

2018. Oil on panel, 16″ x 20.” Painting only: $2,500.
Framed in No. 410.1 R CV—3″. Quartersawn white oak (Dark Medieval stain) with a 23kt slip. (Inquire for other frame options).
Painting framed as shown: $3,350.
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Hazy Start to the Day

2018. Oil on panel, 9″ x 12.” Painting only: $1,000.
Framed in No. 1.1—1 7/8″ in quartersawn white oak and a Medieval stain. (Inquire for other frame options).
Painting framed as shown: $1,215.
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Roaring to Life, Lower Yosemite Falls

2018. Oil on panel, 16″ x 12.” Painting only: $1,700.
Framed in Compound Aurora No. 1100 CV + Cap 16 CV—3-1/2″. Quartersawn white oak (Medieval) with a 23k gilt slip. (Inquire for other frame options).
Painting framed as shown: $2,550.
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Up to Glacier Point

2017. Oil on panel, 16″ x 10″. Painting only: $1,200.
Framed in No. 1100 CV — 2-1/2”—3” with carved chamfered sight edge and flush through-tenons, raised square oak plugs; in quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain), with gilt slip. (Inquire for other frame options).
Painting framed as shown: $1,800.
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