Release Date: 2009-07-12
Number of Patterns: 26
Castles around the World
Castles are defensive structures built primarily in the Middle Ages. Rather than being strictly military in use, castles were the prime residence ofnobles and monarchs. Castles had various uses including being prisons, and socializing places. They also had some offensive uses including the storage of weapons and serving as a military camp. Our collection of castle patterns contains picturesque images of castles throughout the world. The castles are shown in the natural beauty reflecting in water, backdropped by clear and cloudy skies, and surrounded by trees and other vegetation.
Release Date: 2009-06-27
Number of Patterns: 30
John James Audubon – French-American Naturalist
John James Audubon (1785-1851) meticulously painted, catalogued, and described many North America bird species in the late eighteen century. Born with an affinity towards birds, he devoted much of his life to the all aspects of them including their nests, eggs, habitat, and pictural depiction at a very high artistic standard. Our collection of patterns contains a wide selection taken from a voluminous collection of his drawings. You’ll find geese, flamingos, teals, eagles, pelicans, herons, and buzzards. There are also a few non-bird patterns including a deer and a hare.
Release Date: 2009-06-12
Number of Patterns: 30
Fish come in many shapes, colors, and sizes. The term fish refers to an animal that has gills, and fins, and lives in the water. We also use the word Fish when referring to other underwater animals such as shellfish, jellyfish, horsefish, and starfish which aren’t true biological “fish”. Our Fish pattern collection contains a great number of fun colorful graphical patterns based on creative illustrations of fish swimming and posing. You’ll find an assortment of fish including Goldfish, Angel Fish, Shark
Release Date: 2009-05-31
Number of Patterns: 31
Thomas Gainsborough – Versatile English Painter
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was one of the most versatile painters of 18th century Britain. He equally masterfully painted both portraits and landscapes and painted more from human observation than from formal academic rules. While portraiture was his profession landscape painting was his pleasure. Unlike many painters of his time, Gainsborough had little interest in literary or historical themes. His most famous works include The Blue Boy, Portrait of a Lady in Blue, and Mr and Mrs Andrews.
Release Date: 2009-05-16
Number of Patterns: 24
Shells by the Seashore
A shell is the common name for a protective layer that was created by a sea creature such as a sea urchin, mollusk, cockle, or clam. As they wash up on shores around the world, many collect shells to keep them, turn them into creative art projects, or sell them outright. Shells have functioned as currency, hair pipes, belts, scrapers, clasps, oil lamps, soil conditioners, musical instruments, jewelry, architectural decoration, and as religious symbols. Our collection of 24 shell patterns are based on a diverse set of shell-themed photographs showing shells in their native form on the beach, and staged in various poses.
Release Date: 2009-04-28
Number of Patterns: 23
Pieter de Hooch – Dutch Interior Painter
Pieter de Hooch (1629 – 1684) was a Dutch Genre painter who is noted for his interior scenes, strong use of perspective, and accurate lighting. His works are similar to those of his Dutch contemporary, Johannes Vermeer, in both content and style. Although he initially painted soldiers and their surroundings, he turned his attention to painting genre scenes depicting Dutch domestic life. Many of these scenes include home interiors, courtyards, and gardens with women as the main characters. Our set of patterns includes his most well known scenes including At the Linen Closet, Woman with a Child in a Pantry, and Soldiers playing Cards.