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Summer Yellow

Summer Yellow
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Oil & Acrylic on canvas, 52" x 56"
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Carl Krabill paints lively, colorful landscapes of flowering trees, shimmering ponds, and fields of flowers. Krabill was an art teacher with the Shaker Heights Public Schools for 25 years before retiring in 1985 and turning his full attention to painting. He has used the locales of Maine, Baja California, Nantucket, and Cornwall, England, as subjects for his paintings. He also draws inspiration from the environs of his home on Dataw Island, South Carolina. Krabill has a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Kent State University and was the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies Grant.

Krabill is represented in numerous public and private collections, including those of the Ford Motor Company, Detroit; Eaton Corporation, Cleveland; Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Butler Museum of Art, Youngstown; and Dayton Power & Light.



I use the landscape as a subject to present my interest in colors -- colors that blend, colors that relate, colors that seem new to me or jump when placed side by side. I start my paintings with a pattern of abstract dots or patterns of color. In the process of painting, I will paint over some of these splashes of color. Others are intuitively left to dazzle the eye. Water, sky, and vegetation may compete for interest in a painting. Sometimes one of these will dominate, [as in Summer Yellow].

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