A Language of the Land: New Paintings by Paul Kratter and Terry Miura
May 6 to June 10, 2017
Opening Reception: May 6th, 4 to 6 p.m.
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 Sierra mountains to the rolling hills and on to the seashore. The humility and joy that Paul carries with him, along with his brushes, paints and panels, out into the hills, mountains 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 East Bay and California landscape with a direct and confident touch earned by long devotion to the land and to making paintings.
Paul Kratter is a highly accomplished artist and instructor who has won numerous awards at Plein Air events across the country. After 22 years working as an illustrator and publishing several books, he now paints full time and teaches. He teaches plein air work shops and has taught classes at the San Francisco Art Institute, and Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville. Information about his workshop classes can be found on his website.
These pages of Paul Kratter paintings are an excellent source of ideas for framing plein air paintings.
Up to Glacier Point
2017. Oil on panel, 16″ x 10″. 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. $1,800.
Cascading Upper Falls
2017. Oil on panel, 16″ x 10″. Framed in No. 1110 (Shaw) — 2-1/2—3” coved stops (flush through-tenons) with raised square oak plugs, in quartersawn white oak (Onondoga stain) with gilt slip. $1,800.
Point Lobos Cypress
2017. Oil on panel, 11″ x 14″. Framed in compound Aurora No. 1100 CV—2” + Cap. No. 22 CV—1” (3” total width) with flat corners, in quartersawn white oak (Weatherred stain), with gilt slip. View side angle… SOLD.
Up to the High Country
2017. Oil on panel. 16″ x 20″. Framed in a carved compound mitered frame in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain) and a 23kt gilt liner. $3,700.
Mount Diablo, Dusk
2016. Oil on canvas, 18″ x 40″. Framed in Compound Aurora No. 1100—3″ + Cap 22—1″ in quartersawn white oak (Dark Medieval stain). $6,500.
Mt. Diablo, Aglow
2016. Oil on panel, 4-1/2″ x 12″. Framed in No. 1100–2″, quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain). $1,100.
Berkeley Hills View
2017. Oil on panel, 11″ x 14″. Framed in No. 22.6 CV—3” carved slope in quartersawn white oak (Dark Medieval stain). $1,950.
What Used to Be
2017. Oil on panel, 11″ x 14″. Framed in 3-1/8″ wide Compound frame No. 2.1 CV + Cap No. 22 CV. In quartersawn white oak (Oxford Oak stain). $1,900.
Oaks at the Peak, Northgate Entrance, Mt. Diablo State Park
2017. Oil on panel, 10″ x 10″. Framed in No. 2—2-1/2” quartersawn white oak (Weathered stain) with gilt slip. $1,450.
After the Rains
2017, Oil on panel, 12″ x 12″. Framed in No. 17.4 CV—3″ in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). $1,590.
Between Fog and Sun—Point Lobos
2016, oil on panel, 8” x 10”. Framed in custom Cassetta frame in quartersawn white oak. SOLD.
Return to Glory
2016. Oil on panel, 8” x 12”. Framed in No. 22.6—2-1/2″ CV in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). $1260.
Beyond Golden Grasses
Oil on panel, 2016, 11″ x 14″. Framed in a No. 1.4cv frame that is 3″ wide with an Onandaga stain. $1,620.
Oaks Above Borges’ Ranch
2015, Oil on canvas panel, 8″ x 16″. Framed in #22 cv in quartersawn white oak with a Medieval stain. $1,575.
Into the Hills
2013. Oil on canvas, 12” x 16”. Framed in No. 321—3″ in quartersawn white oak (Weathered Oak), with gilt oak slip. $2145.
Great Oak & Lupine
2013. Oil on canvas, 11″ x 14”. Framed in Compound Mitered frame No. 2—2” + Cap No. 400 CV—3/4”, in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain) with carved gilt cove liner. $1750.