Release Date: 2012-01-15
Number of Patterns: 25
An icicle is a spike of ice formed when water dripping or falling from an object freezes. The heat source which causes the ice to melt is typically the sun. Although icicles might be a hazard when positioned over people, they generally exist in natural surroundings where snow and rain fall off exist. Because of their cylindrical shapes, icicles beautifully refract the world around them. Our collection of Icicle patterns show a diverse collection of icicles in winter scenery viewed from inside windows and outside settings. You’ll find icicles forming from trees, branches, leaves, and roofs. In their backgrounds you’ll find bright blue skies, mountains, and sunsets.
Release Date: 2011-12-25
Number of Patterns: 31
Sir Henry Raeburn – Scottish Portrait Painter
Sir Henry Raeburn (1756 -1823) was a successful Scottish portrait painter who lived in Edinburgh. His works are characterized by strong characterization, stark realism, and dramatic lighting effects. He typically employed clashing color combinations, and a course modeling technique. Our pattern set includes many of his portraits, including his most recognized work, The Skating Minister. Other portraits include Boy and Rabbit, Alexander Ranaldson MacDonell of Glengarry, Sir Walter Scott, Mrs. Robert Scott Moncrieff, and Sir John Sinclair. There is also a self portrait included in the set.
Release Date: 2011-12-14
Number of Patterns: 25
Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge in San Francisco. It spans the Golden Gate which is the opening of San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. It is considered to be the most photographed bridge in the world. Construction started in January 1933 and opened in May 1937. It is painted in a color called International Orange, originally used for a sealant for the bridge. Unfortunately more people attempt suicide at the bridge, than any other location. Our pattern set collection contains many photographs of the bridge taken from various angles and vantage points, and at different times of day. Several show the bridge enveloped in fog, a common occurrence in San Francisco.
Release Date: 2011-11-29
Number of Patterns: 27
William Hogarth – English Pictorial Satirist
William Hogarth (1697-1764) was an English artist, printmaker, engraver, and satirist. He is credited with the concept of sequential art. His works cover a wide range of topics including realistic portraits, comic-like strips, political satire, and historical art. He made several series of moral works including A Harlot’s Progress, Rake’s Progresses, and Marriage à-la-mode which is considered to be his finest work. Our collection of patterns includes a wide cross section of his works including two Self Portraits, The Shrimp Girl, The Roast Beef of Old England, An Election Entertainment, David Garrick and His Wife, David Garrick as Richard III, The Enunciation, and Portrait of Captain Thomas Coram.
Release Date: 2011-11-19
Number of Patterns: 30
Photography is generally used to capture a realistic view of objects and scenes. However you can also capture beautiful and abstract images with a bit of creativity. These amazing art forms show little resemblance to the original subject. Photographers use tools such as macro and zoom lens, colored lighting, cropping, off-angle vantage points, shutter speeds, film speeds, and exposure to produce artful images. Our collection of patterns in this set were created from photography taken of everyday scenes – apples, rain puddles, piles of paper, swirling lights, swimming pools, peeling paint, metal benches, and fan blades.
Release Date: 2011-10-29
Number of Patterns: 32
Henry Ossawa Tanner – Influential Black American Artist
Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859 – 1937) was an African American artist who was influential around the world with his art style. He was born in Philadelphia and schooled in fine arts. Although he first tried to set up a photography studio in Atlanta, he subsequently left the US and moved to Paris where he attempted to gain artistic acceptance. He was quickly introduced to new artworks and artists, and studied under renowned artists. While his early works, such as were concerned with everyday life as an African American, his later paintings focused mainly on the religious subjects for which he is now best known. Our pattern collection includes many of his most recognized pieces including The Banjo Lesson, The Annunciation, Sand Dunes at Sunset, Atlantic City, Gateway, Tangier, Booker T. Washington, Flight into Egypt, and The Resurrection of Lazarus.