Release Date: 2014-10-28
Number of Patterns: 26
Benjamin West – Anglo-American Painter
Benjamin West (1738 – 1820) was a Anglo-American Painter who created many historical scenes. He was born in Pennsylvania and learned how to make paint from Native Americans. He originally painted portraits and later became associated with a wealthy patron who connected him to other painters from which he learned advanced skills such as painting silk and satin. His travels to Italy exposed him to works from Titian and Raphael who influenced his later works. He later traveled to England from where he never returned home. His career involved commissions from the King of England and he helped establish a Royal Academy. Our Benjamin West collection of patterns includes several self portraits, other portraits including James Smith, John Grey, Henry Middleton, William Markham, Charles Wilson Peale, and Peter Beckford, and many historical paintings including Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky, Isaac’s Servant Tying the Bracelet on Rebecca’s Arm, Fidelia and Speranza, Cupid and Psych, The Burghers of Calais, The Death of General Wolfe, and The Death of Nelson.
Release Date: 2014-10-23
Number of Patterns: 22
Harvest Time is a special time of year on farms. Its a busy time where crops of all types are gathered from fields, sorted, cleaned, packed, and shipped. This end of the growing season makes for many seasonal and religious celebrations. Our Harvest Time pattern set reflects on this centuries old activity with many photographic patterns of harvested fields with bales of hay, picked apples, pumpkins, carrots, squash, and Indian corn, a picked apple, grapes on the vine, and a brilliant harvest moon.
Release Date: 2014-09-27
Number of Patterns: 27
Jan Gossaert – Flemish Painter
Jan Gossaert (c. 1478 1532), also known as Jan Mabuse, was a Flemish painter best known for introducing Italian art styles to the Netherlands. He was a notable portrait artist and worked for Philip of Burgundy. An early trip to Italy had great influence on his work and he adopted ideas from classical art, ornate and Romanist styles in his later works. He is best known for statuesque nudes, numerous Madonna and Child renditions, and many portraits which are particularly notable for their expressive depiction of hands. Our pattern set collection contains many of his works including Danae, Hercules and Deianira, Lady Portrayed As Mary Magdalene, Adam and Eve, Man with a Rosary, Madonna and Child, Neptune and Amphitrite, Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon, and a self portrait.
Release Date: 2014-09-14
Number of Patterns: 22
Leaves turn color during the fall time a phenomenon known as fall foliage. Colors ranges from red, yellow, purple, and brown. These magnificent changes are triggered as trees absorb essential nutrients. During the sunny months, trees are green because they have an abundance of chlorophyll, the pigment which is essential to converting water and sunlight into sugar. As the summer ends and the temperatures get cooler, the days get shorter, and rainfall amounts change, trees are signaled to absorb the nutrients and store them in their roots for the following spring. Without chlorophyll, the brilliant colors of autumn begin to appear in the leaves. Our pattern set of Colored Leaves are based on many photographs of leaves in autumn composed to highlight the intricate textured patterns on the leaves, the contrast of colored leaves against blue skies, leaves covered in early frost, transparency of leaves in sunlight, and many other photographic effects.
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Number of Patterns: 34
Joaquín Sorolla – Valencian Spanish Painter
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923) was a Spanish Painter from Valencia who excelled in painting portraits, landscapes, and social themes. One of his paintings, Sad Inheritance depicted crippled children bathing at the sea and earned Joaquín great recognition. He expertly depicted shimmering light and other lighting effects in his paintings. Other notable paintings included the Portrait of Dr. Simarro at the microscope and research which linked art and science. Although not as creative as other genres, Sorolla painted a large number of portraits which was a profitable endeavor in that era. Our pattern set for Joaquín Sorolla includes a broad set of paintings including Children on the Seashore, Sad Inheritance, Another Marguerite, Portrait of Mr. Taft, Portrait of Lawyer Don Silverio de la Torre y Agua, Valenican Fishergirl, Castle of La Mota Medina del Camp, The Virgin Mary, Portrait of Dr. Simarro at the Microscope, and Beach at Valencia.
Release Date: 2014-08-17
Number of Patterns: 22
Mushrooms (also called toadstools) are fungi that grow on the ground on top of its food source. Mushrooms have a short stem, cap, and gills or pores on the underside of the cap. Some mushrooms are editable; others poisonous. A few types of mushrooms are used for medical purposes while others contain psychedelic properties. They are also used for dyeing wood and other fibers and for filtering contaminated water. Our mushroom pattern sets contains images of numerous mushrooms in their natural setting. Youll find patterns of mushrooms in different shapes and colors, taken from various angles including some great details of their under neigh pores.