Release Date: 2011-04-13
Number of Patterns: 21
The Kentucky Derby is an annual horse race for Thoroughbred horses which takes place in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May. We celebrate the most exciting two minutes in sports with a pattern set which captures the spirit of this derby and other horse races. You’ll find patterns of horses galloping to the finish line, excited jockeys, close ups of horses, a Churchill Downs sign, and of course a mint julep!
Release Date: 2011-03-26
Number of Patterns: 42
Thomas Cole – Founder of the Hudson River School
Thomas Cole (1801-1848) was an American artist who is regarded as the Founder of the Hudson River School. This school represented an art movement that emphasized realistic and detailed portraits of the American landscape with themes of romanticism and naturalism. Thomas Cole was born in England, but moved to the United States as a youth. His talents for painting were soon discovered and his works focused on landscapes. He also painted allegorical works including his famous “”The Course of Empire”” serie
Release Date: 2011-03-11
Number of Patterns: 22
Saint Patrick’s Day
Saint Patrick’s Day is originally a Catholic holiday which is celebrated annually on March 17. The day has evolved to become a secular celebration of Irish culture. Saint Patrick was a real person who joined the Church in Britain around the year 432, and among other legends, used the shamrock to teach the Christian doctrine of the Trinity to the Irish people. Today many participate in this event by wearing green clothing and other items. Our pattern set contains many elements of this holiday including leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, clovers, large green hats, and of course drinking green beer.
Release Date: 2011-02-26
Number of Patterns: 47
Giovanni Bellini – Italian Renaissance Artist
Giovanni Bellini (c. 1430-1516) was an Italian Renaissance Artist who is considered to revolutionize Venetian painting with his sensuous and colorful style applied with slow drying paints. He is the best known painter from the Bellini family of painters. His early style can be described as Quattrocento, which incorporates classical art forms from Greek and Roman sculptors. His later works matured into a more progressive style and incorporated many instances of religious symbolism through natural elements. Our large set of Bellini patterns contains a wide cross section of his works. There are many versions of Madonna and Child, St. Jerome, Christ, and numerous portraits. There are also patterns of his Four Allegories (Lust, Falsehood, Fortune, and Prudence), two altarpieces (San Giobbe and San Zaccaria) and a self-portrait.
Release Date: 2011-02-19
Number of Patterns: 23
On Cloud Nine
Clouds are visible masses of water droplets which are suspended in the earth’s atmosphere. Clouds are classified in various groups depending on their altitude, structural appearance, and coloration. Cirrocumulus, Cirrostratus, Altocumulus, Altostratus, Stratocumulus, Stratus, Cumulus, Nimbostratus, and Cumulonimbus, are the most common names given. Their coloration gives clues on what they contain due to light scattering effects of water drops and ice crystals and the direction of the light hitting the clouds. Our set of cloud patterns will put you on Cloud Nine. We have many representations of clouds of various types photographed against cactuses, birds, bridges, shades, water, and grass fields. Several of the patterns are based on clouds images which have been artistically enhanced to give them a different yet, fun, and colorful appearance.
Release Date: 2011-01-30
Number of Patterns: 24
Jan Steen – Dutch Genre Painter
Jan Steen (c. 1626 – 1679) was a Dutch genre painter of the Dutch Golden Age. His paintings of Dutch family life, celebrations, and outdoor scenes are both lively and humorous. He also painted numerous portraits, religious, and historical scenes. In 1672 when the art market collapsed, Jan opened a tavern. Our pattern set includes many of his most recognized pieces including Self Portrait, The Merry Family, The Sick Woman, The Doctor’s Visit, The Dancing Couple, The Feast of St. Nicholas, The World Upside Down, The Lovesick Woman, and The Picnic.