Paul Kratter - Archive

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, including the Spring 2017 exhibit, “Paul Kratter and Terry Miura: A Language of the Land.”

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Half Dome with Winter Coat, Yosemite National Park

2022. Oil on panel, 12″ x 9″.
Framed in a No. 2.4 CV —2 1/4″ in quartersawn white oak with Weathered stain. 18kt gilt slip.
SOLD.

Glowing Bright, Mt. Diablo From Briones Park

2020. Oil on board, 8″ x 14″.
Framed in a No. 22.6 CV—2-1/2″ in quartersawn white oak with Dark Medieval stain.
SOLD

Sentries

Oil on panel, 12″ x 12″.
Framed in a No. 346 CV with 23kt gilt sight edge—3″ in quartersawn white oak with Weathered stain.
SOLD.

Up In the Clouds, El Capitan, YNP

2020. Oil on board, 20″ x 10″.
Framed in a No. 1.2.6 CV—2 1/2″ with 23kt gilt chamfer sight edge. Quartersawn white oak with Weathered stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
SOLD.

Reaching Out. Sycamore Grove Park

2020. Oil on board, 10″ x 20″.
Framed in a No. 15—2 1/2″ in quartersawn white oak with Onondaga stain. 23kt gilt slip.
SOLD.

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.

Just A Little Light, Mount Diablo

2019. Oil on panel, 8″ x 10″. Framed in No. 2—2″. Quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain) with a 23kt gilt liner. SOLD

Last of the Golden Hour, Emigrant Lake

2018. Oil on panel, 12″ x 20.”
Framed in No. 1 OS w/ Proud Splines—3”. Quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain) with a 23kt gilt liner. (Inquire for other frame options).
SOLD

Tall Perch

2019. Oil on panel, 12″ x 12″.
Framed in No. 22.1 — 2-1/2”. Quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain) with a 23kt gilt slip.
SOLD.

Farm of the Freeway

2018. Oil on panel, 16″ x 16″.
Framed in Custom No. 15 w/ round outside corners and carved corner detail. Quartersawn white oak (Dark Medieval stain) and 23kt liner.
SOLD.

Full Moon Above Mt. Diablo

2018. Oil on panel, 8″ x 10.” Framed in No. 2 —2” in quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain) with gilt slip. SOLD.

Snow Melt

2018. Oil on panel, 10″ x 8.” Framed in No. 1100—2 1/2″ in Quartersawn white oak (Dark Medieval stain). SOLD.

Running Down

2018. Oil on panel, 8″ x 10.”
Framed in No. 2—2” in Quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain) with a 23kt gilt slip. Frame price: $250. (Inquire for other frame options).
SOLD.

Creekside, Curry Canyon

2018. Oil on panel, 16″ x 20.” Framed in a custom mitered frame 4″ profile width.  In walnut with a Nut Brown stain and a 23kt gilt slip  SOLD.

Among the Trees

2018. Oil on panel, 9″ x 12.” Framed in 1.4 CV—2 1/2” in Quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain). SOLD.

Garrapata Cliffs

2018. Oil on panel, 11″ x 10.” Framed in No. 15—2 1/2” in Quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain) with an 18kt liner. SOLD.

Entangled Cypress

2017. Oil on panel, 9″ x 12.” Framed in Village Series compound No. 1.3 CV—2-1/2″ + No. 400 CV—3/4″ (3-1/8” total profile width) in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain), with gilt slip. SOLD.

Wake Up Call

2015. Oil on panel, 9″ x 12.”
Framed in No. 22.6 CV—2-1/4”. A slope with chamfered sight edge and beveled back edge, both carved; in quartersawn white oak (Dark Weathered Oak); with gilt slip. Frame price: $600. (Inquire for other frame options).
Painting framed as shown: Sold.

Garrapata Trail

2017. Oil on board, 8″ x 10.” Framed in No. 403 CV—2-3/4” in quartersawn white oak (Weathered Oak stain), with pale gold slip. SOLD.

Sierra Heights

2017. Oil on panel, 14″ x 11″. Framed in a 3″ wide No. 1.4 CV frame in quartersawn white oak with a Medieval stain. Painted at demo on June 3, 2017 at The Holton Studio Gallery. Special price: $1,000.

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. SOLD

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). SOLD.

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). SOLD.

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.

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. (Inquire for other frame options).
SOLD

After the Rains

2017, Oil on panel, 12″ x 12″. Framed in No. 17.4 CV—3″ in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). SOLD.

Mt. Diablo, Aglow

2016. Oil on panel, 4-1/2″ x 12″. Framed in No. 1100–2″, quartersawn white oak (Medieval stain). 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.
SOLD.

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). SOLD.

Through Golden Hills

2016. Oil on canvas, 12” x 16”. Framed in No. 2.1—3″ in  quartersawn white oak (Onondaga stain). Sold.

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. SOLD.

Oaks Above Borges’ Ranch

2015, Oil on canvas panel, 8″ x 16″. Framed in No. 22 CV in quartersawn white oak with a Medieval stain. Sold.

Beyond the Grove

2015, Oil on canvas board, 12″ x 12″. Framed in #17 cv with a Medieval Oak stain and a 23 kt gilt liner. This painting was created during Paul’s painting demonstration at the Holton Studio Gallery in June. Sold.

Tall Partner

2015, Oil on panel, 8″ x 10″. Framed in #2 in quartersawn white oak with a Medieval stain and a 23 kt gilt liner. SOLD

Morning Haze – Mt. Diablo, North Gate Entrance

2015, Oil on panel, 11″ x 10″. Framed in #1100 with a Medieval stain and a 23kt gilt liner. SOLD

The View Between

2015, Oil on board, 12″ x 12″. Framed in quartersawn white oak. SOLD

Left Turn at the Pines

2014. Oil on panel, 15 x 29 inches.

North Gate (The entrance to Mt. Diablo St. Park)

2014. Oil on panel, 12″ x 12″. Framed in No. 22.6 CV—3” in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). Sold.

End of the Driveway

2014, Oil on panel, 11″ x 14″. Framed in No. 183 “Maybeck”—3” in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain).

A Change of Colors

2014. Oil on panel, 8″ x 10″ SOLD

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.

Road to Mt Diablo

2003. Oil on canvas, 11″ x 14″. Framed in Basic Cassetta—3″ in quartersawn white oak (Van Dyke stain). Sold.

Sierra Glow

2003. Oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″. Framed in Cassetta No. 1000—3-3/8″ + Cap No. 15—1-1/4″ + Sub No. 15—3/4″ in quartersawn white oak (Saturated Medieval Oak stain). Sold.

Winter Colors

2009. Oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″. Framed in Mortise-and-Tenon No. 1000 “Basic Aurora”—3-1/2″ in quartersawn white oak (Van Dyke stain) with No. 400 CV—1-1/4” liner in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). Sold. More on this piece…

Twisted Pine Above Emerald Bay

2011. Oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″. Framed in No. 17.4.2 CV—2-3/4″ in quartersawn white oak (Van Dyke stain). Sold.

California Hills (Mangini Ranch)

2009. Oil on canvas, 14″ x 24″. Framed in No. 2 (Low Slope)—3-1/2″ in quartersawn white oak (Nut Brown stain), with No. 400 CV liner in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). Sold.

Up to the Ridge

2009. Oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″. Framed in Compound Mitered frame No. 2.1—3 + Cap 15—1″in quartersawn white oak (Dark Weathered Oak). Sold.

West Marin Light

2013. Oil on canvas, 8” x16”. Framed in No. 24.0.1—2-1/2” in quartersawn white oak (Weathered Oak stain), with pale gold slip. SOLD

Two Oaks, Summer Morning

2008. Oil on canvas, 9″ x 12”. Framed in No. 24—2-1/2″ in quartersawn white oak (Nut Brown). Sold.

Chiseled Rocks

2007. Oil on canvas, 12″ x 9 “. Framed in Mortise-and-Tenon No. 1100—3” in quartersawn white oak (Silver-Grey stain), with flush dowels. Sold.

View Through the Cypress

2007. Oil on canvas, 9″ x 12 “. Framed in No. 310.1 in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). Sold.

Winter Reflections—El Capitan Glowing by the Merced River

2006. Oil on canvas. 11″ x 14″. Framed in No. 1.4 CV – 2-1/2” in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). Sold.

Hilltop

2012. Oil on panel, 8” x 16”. Framed in No. 410.1 CV—3″ in walnut (Nut Brown stain). Sold.

Sunset Trail

2008. Oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″. Framed in No.13—2-3/4″  in quartersawn white oak (Guild Brown stain). Sold.

Magdalena’s Barn

2003. Oil on canvas, 11″ x 14″. Framed in Compound Mitered frame No. 2.1—2-1/2″ + Cap 881—3/4″ in quartersawn white oak (Oxford Oak stain). Sold.

Light On the Grove

2004. Oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″. Framed in Compound Mitered frame No. 2.1—3″ + Cap 15 H—3/4″, in quartersawn white oak (Oxford Oak stain). Sold.

Eucalyptus & Dappled Light

2007. Oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″. Framed in Mortise-and-Tenon No. 1000 R—3″ in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain) with flush dowels.  Sold.

Entangled Pines

2008. Oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″. Framed in compound carved profile—4” in walnut (Nut Brown stain) with slip in pale gold leaf. Sold. View corner detail…

Diablo Haze

2008. Oil on canvas, 9″ x 12”. Framed in No. 11.2 H—3″ in quartersawn white oak (Dark Medieval Oak). Sold.

Cow Parsnips, Meadow & El Capitan

2004. Oil on canvas, 10″ x 20″. Framed in Mortise-and-Tenon No. 4001—2-1/2″-3″ in quartersawn white oak (Nut Brown stain), with beveled liner in oak (Black) and square raised oak plugs. Sold.

Bright Morning Along the Pacific

2009. Oil on canvas, 10″ x 12″. Framed in No. 17.2 CV—3″ in quartersawn white oak (Van Dyke stain). Sold.

Shadows Across the Trail

2013. Oil on canvas, 12” x 12”. Framed in No. 22.6 CV—3″ in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). SOLD

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. SOLD.

An Old Friend

2011. Oil on canvas, 9″ x 12″. Framed in No. 2.4 CV—3″ in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). Sold.

Spring Palette

2011. Oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″. Framed in No. 2—3″ in stained quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). Sold.

Back to Three Acres

2011. Oil on canvas, 9″ x 12″. Framed in Compound Mitered frame No. 1.2 CV—2-1/2″ + Cap No. 26 CV—3/4″ in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain).

Study for a Moment of Light

2010. Oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″. Framed in No. 11.2 H—3″ in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). Sold.

Up In the Clouds

2013. Oil on canvas, 12” x 9”. Framed in 3″ Custom Mitered flat in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). Sold.

Ranch Light

2009. Oil on canvas, 10″ x 20”. Framed in custom cassetta — 3″, in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). Sold.

Sweeping Light

2008. Oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″. Framed in Compound Aurora No. 1000 — 2-1/2″ + Sub 20 CV — 1-1/4″, in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain), with gilt slip. Sold.

Valley Barn

2004. Oil on canvas, 11″ x 14″. Framed in No. 2 + Cap-1—3″ in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). Sold. More about this frame…

At Day’s End

2007. Oil on canvas, 10″ x 20″. Framed in No. 17.3 CV + Cap-1 in quartersawn white oak (Chestnut stain) — 3-1/2″. Sold. More about this frame…

Evening Trail Through Eucalyptus

2011. Oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″. Framed in Compound Mitered frame No. 14.14.4 CV + Cap-321 CV — 4-1/2″ in walnut (Nut Brown stain). SOLD About this frame…

Going Down the Road

2009. Oil on canvas, 8″ x 14” Horizontal. Framed in No 2.1 — 2-3/4″ Village Series slope, in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). 13″ x 19″ outside frame dimensions. $1215. More about this frame…

Last Light on the Farm

2003. 10″ x 20″. Framed in #321 – 3″ in quartersawn white oak (Oxford Oak stain) with gilt oak slip; 25-1/2″ x 15-1/2″ outside frame dimensions. Sold.

Morning’s Majesty, Lake Ediza

2009. Oil on panel, 16” x 20”. Framed in compound carved profile—4” in walnut (Nut Brown stain) with slip in pale gold leaf. 24″ x 28″ outside frame dimensions.

The Road Home

2011. Oil on canvas, 9″ x 12″. Framed in Village Series slope #22.1 CV—2-3/4” in stained quartersawn white oak. Sold.

Waning Light, Half Dome

2011. Oil on canvas, 12″ x 16″. Framed in carved compound Village Series. Sold.

Golden Evening

2009. Oil on canvas, 11″ x 14” Horizontal. Framed in No. 274 — 3″ Century Series slope, in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). 17″ x 20″ outside frame dimensions. Sold.

The Majestic One

2012. Oil on canvas, 11″ x 14″. Framed in No. 411 CV — 3″ in walnut (Nut Brown stain). $1585. More about this frame…