Release Date: 2012-04-22
Number of Patterns: 25
Apple of My Eye
Apples are the most widely cultivated tree fruits in the world. They’ve been grown for thousands of years in many historical cultures. Although apples have been the focus of many legends and traditions, the most recognized placement of apples is in the biblical story of the Garden of Eden where they referred to as the forbidden fruit. Apples and other fruits are commonly used as art subject typically placed in a fruit bowl. Our collection of Apple patterns depicts them in natural settings both on the tree and harvested in baskets. Different lighting and backgrounds are used to highlight the apple. Some apples in these patterns are held up in hands and others even have some bites taken out them.
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Number of Patterns: 38
Katsushika Hokusai – Creative Japanese Artist
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a Japanese artist of the Edo period. He is best known for the woodblock print series, thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji which includes his most recognizable work, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. He was first trained with ukiyo-e, a style of wood block prints and paintings. Later Hokusai explored other styles of art, including European styles he was exposed to through French and Dutch copper engravings. He mastered Surimono, an experimental genre of Japanese woodblock print. At the high of his career, he created the Hokusai Manga a collection of sketches of various subjects including landscapes, flora, and fauna as well as the thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji set, his most defining set. In his later years, he produced One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji which was another significant landscape series. Our collection of Hokusai patterns includes many from the Thirty-six View collection and a number of other pieces he is known for including Dragon, Carp Leaping up a Cascade, The strong Oi Pouring Sake, and Portrait of a Woman holding a Fan.
Release Date: 2012-03-25
Number of Patterns: 30
A wildflower is a flower that grows in the wild as opposed to being seeded or planted. The term is not an exact classification and better ones might be native species, invasive species, imported, or naturalized. In many stores you can actually buy “”wildflower”” seeds which don’t refer to a particular plant. Never-the-less you can think of wildflowers as referring to colorful small plants which bloom in many habitats throughout the world, generally in the springtime. Our collection of wildflower pattern
Release Date: 2012-03-11
Number of Patterns: 35
Gilbert Stuart – American Portrait Painter
Gilbert Stuart (1755 – 1828) was an American Painter from Rhode Island who was a prolific portrait painter. He painted portraits of over 1000 people including the first six presidents of the United States as well as many political and social figures of the times. His most famous portrait is The Athenaeum, an unfinished work of President George Washington. He was praised for the vitality and naturalness of his portrait, and painted directly to the canvas without the aid of sketches, a novel approach for the time. Our collection of Gilbert Stuart patterns includes all of his portraits of US presidents (George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and John Quincy Adams), and other well known individuals (Daniel Webster, John Jay, Samuel Meeker, John Trumbull, Abigail Smith Adams, Peter Gansevoort, The Skater (Portrait of William Grant), Mrs. Richard Yates, and Joshua Reynolds). There’s also a self portrait included.
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Number of Patterns: 25
Our good friends at Cool Baby Graphics have provided us with a great set of baby themed images which will put a smile on your face as you color them. These simple designs covey many baby themes including strollers, toys, cute holiday costumes, bath time, beach time, friendship, and crawling. There’s even a pacifier, teddy bear, and family portrait included in this set.
Release Date: 2012-01-30
Number of Patterns: 26
Piero della Francesca – Early Renaissance Artist
Piero della Francesca (c.1415 – 1492) was a painter of the Early Renaissance who was also known as a painter and geometer. His works are characterized by humanism, geometry and perspective. Most of his works were religious based and he is best known for the cycle of frescoes in The Legend of the True Cross in the church of San Francesco in the Tuscan town of Arezzo. Our collection of patterns contains many of his most well known pieces including several from The Legend of the True Cross, The Baptism of Christ, and several pieces from Montefeltro Altarpiece, the Diptych Portrait of Battista Sforza and Federico da Montefeltro, and the Polyptych of Saint Augustine.