Release Date: 2012-07-15
Number of Patterns: 20
Botanicals – Kenneth Greene Photography and Design
Kenneth Greene has spent the past 35 years doing photographic studies in contrasts, lines, colors and glimpses of life in a moment of time. When Kenneth photographs people, he captures a feeling for that one moment that really matters in their lives. He may not know what happened just prior to the photo, and he almost certainly wont know what their lives will be like after that instant he memorializes. He captures that moment in time alone, but it somehow tells their entire life story in a second. I’m looking for the instant the tide recedes and washes over the rocks; the moment a diver propels herself upwards and her feet leave the diving board; or when a couple embraces…just before the waves crash down upon them. These are the moments in life when you hold your breath, wondering what comes next. The former child protective services professional recently retired from San Diego County after working for almost two decades with victims and families of child abuse and violence.Now it is time to pursue my passion full time for art and design. The act of creating nurtures my soul. I love taking photographs and I love to draw and paint. Kenneth’s whimsical drawings appear in a line of coloring books and note cards entitled, Pictures From My Mind. Geared to young children, teenagers, and adults, these images can be colored, will spark new ideas with readers, or can just be enjoyed as they are. His newest collection is called Havana @ 1/500th of a second. It is a memorable experience of the people and countryside of Cuba, portraying a land stuck in time with a nation yearning to leap into the 21st century. More information about Kenneth, his collections, and his work is available at http://kennethgreene.smugmug.com/
Release Date: 2012-06-30
Number of Patterns: 35
Paul Klee – Modern Visual Artist
Paul Klee (1879-1940) was a German and Swiss painter whose unique style was influenced by expressionism, cubism, and surrealism art movements. Much of his art work is difficult to classify in any one style. He was a teacher at the German Bauhaus school of art, design, and architecture early in his career, and later at the Düsseldorf Academy. Paul was a talented musician and played violin throughout his life. His vast experiments with color palettes and geometric forms influenced most of his art works. Our pattern collection contains many well known pieces from his vast legacy of art. Included are Death and Fire, Red Balloon, Twittering Machine, Crystal Graduation, Sign in Yellow, The Prisoner, Fortress and Sun. Conqueror, Heroic Roses, Senecio, Castle and Sun, Black Columns on a Landscape, and Southern Tunisian Gardens.
Release Date: 2012-06-18
Number of Patterns: 23
Sailing is a method of moving and controlling a ship in water with large fabric foils called sails. With a small amount of skill and training (in addition to good weather and a bit of wind), a competent captain can adjust the sail rigging and control the rudder, and navigate through the water to a desired destination. Though gradually replaced by ships with internal combustion engines, sailboats in many places are used as a recreational activity, with activities such as a racing and cruising. Our Sailing pattern set includes many photos of sailboats with sails trimmed in picturesque backdrops of sunsets, clear and cloudy skies, wooded shorelines, and calm waters.
Release Date: 2012-05-30
Number of Patterns: 33
Anders Leonard Zorn – Swedish Portrait Painter
Anders Leonard Zorn (1860 – 1920) was one of Sweden’s best portrait painters. Although skilled as a sculptor and printmaker, Anders achieved his fame with the use of oils and watercolors depicting rustic life, nudes, and an assortment of portraits. His skill with portraits lies with his ability to depict the individual character of the person. Lighting and the treatment of water were particularly extraordinary in his works. Anders believed that a portrait should be painted in an environment that was natural for the model. Our collection of Anders Zorn patterns contains many of his most recognized works including Margit, Midsummer Dance, Our Daily Bread, A Fisherman in St. Ives, and Night Effect. There are also several self-portraits included.
Release Date: 2012-05-13
Number of Patterns: 21
Aliens and UFOs
UFOs are unidentified flying objects and is an object in the sky not readily identifiable to any observer as a known object. In popular culture in the 1950’s the term flying saucer was also attributed to these objects, based on several publicized sightings. Aliens are extraterrestrial life forms, typically considered to be more advanced than humans. Whether real or imaginary, UFOs and Alien creatures make for fascinating folk lore, urban legends, and science fiction entertainment. Our set of UFO and Alien patterns are based on simple illustrations which depict the most common attributes of both. You’ll find aliens with large eyes, triangular head shapes, green colored skin, thin arms and legs, and long necks, and UFOs in the form of flying saucers with pulsing lights.
Release Date: 2012-04-29
Number of Patterns: 35
Henri Fantin-Latour – French Floral and Portrait Painter
Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) was a French painter best known for his floral paintings and portraits. Although friends with several famous impressionist painters, Fantin-Latour remained a conservative and realistic artist throughout his life. The famous artist James McNeill Whistler brought attention to Fantin in England, where his still-lives sold so quite well. Ironically his works were virtually unknown in his native France. He married a fellow painter, Victoria Dubourg, and died of Lyme disease in 1875. Our set of Fantin-Latour contain many examples of his floral paintings in still life renderings of flowers, roses, and fruit. There are also numerous portraits including Marie-Yolande de Fitz James, Duchess Fitz James, Charlotte Dubourg, Two Sisters, Adolphe Jullien, Mr. and Mme Edwards, and several self-portraits.