Release Date: 2013-04-21
Number of Patterns: 35
Gerard ter Borch – Dutch Genre Painter
Gerard ter Borch (1617 – 1681) was a Dutch Genre Painter who depicted life in middle class 17th century Holland. He was influenced early in his life by his father, also a painter. His works were both portraits and interior scenes. Some elements of his unique style include his handling of drapery and satins, and also painting a full body portrait, rather than just the face. The colors in his paintings are subdued, due largely to the dress coloring of the times. We’ve included numerous well known paintings in this pattern set including The Letter, The Concert, The Spinner, The Card Players, Boy Fleaing his Dog, Hunting for Lice, Woman Drinking with a Sleeping Solider, and The Glass of Lemonade. There’s also a self-portrait included.
Release Date: 2013-04-06
Number of Patterns: 23
Amigos (Spanish and Portuguese for friends), is a term of endearment we use for people and comrades we know well and trust. Our Amigos pattern set contains many well designed and fun images depicting Mexican-themed people and concepts. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, you’ll find cowboys on their horses, mariachi performers with their musical instruments and maracas, colorful flamenco dancers and singers, iguanas, dancing chili peppers, some guy taking a siesta, and even a few cacti.
Release Date: 2013-03-31
Number of Patterns: 50
William Merritt Chase – American Impressionist Painter
William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) was an American Impressionist Painter who established a school for artists known as the Chase School. He played various roles in his life including an artist, teacher, father, and sophisticated cosmopolitan. Although he worked with all media, he was most talented in oil painting and pastel, as well as watercolor. He is best known for his portraits, who sitters included important people of the day and also his family members. Locations including Prospect Park, Central Park in New York City, and Shinnecock Hills on Long Island were popular locations for his outdoor paintings. Our set of patterns includes several self portraits, and numerous portraits including Portrait of a Lady, lady in Pink, Lady in Black, The Blue Kimono, Girl in Red Embroided Jacket, The Mandolin Player, Still Life Fish, At the Seaside, Azaleas, Girl in Japanese Costume, Portrait of Miss Dora Wheeler, and Portrait of Louis Betts.
Release Date: 2013-03-24
Number of Patterns: 24
Spring is that season where days get longer and the weather gets warmer. Common themes in Spring include rebirth, rejuvenation, and regrowth. A visible sign of Spring, once the snow starts melting, is the early blooming of various plants and flowers. These include magnolias, cherries, quince, crocus, brittlebush, wildflowers, irises, snowdrop, and hyacinth. Our Spring Colors set includes many great pictures of springtime blooms in an assortment of shapes and colors.
Release Date: 2013-02-13
Number of Patterns: 32
Jean-François Millet – The Peasant Painter
Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) was a French painter best known for his depictions of peasant farmers. His works are considered part of the naturalism and realism movements. He was one of the founders of the Barbizon school whose artists focused more on creating realistic works of art, rather than the more popular romantic style of the day. The French landscape was a popular them of the Barbizon school. Many of Millet’s works involve field workers, but he also created a number of portraits and interior scenes. Our collection of patterns includes most of his most recognized works including The Angelus, The Potato Harvest, The Gleaners, The Sheepfold, Woman Baking Bread, Haystacks, The Man with a Hoe, and The Sower.
Release Date: 2013-02-09
Number of Patterns: 29
Baby Face refers to an expression of cuteness commonly associated with youth and appearance. The attributes which describe this effect involve a large head disproportionate to the body, a pleasant small nose, dimples, hairless body, small teeth, small upper and lower jaws, and overall rounded features. Our pattern set contains a collection of photographs of adorable children in a wearing an assortment of clothing (hoodies, sundresses, bathing suits, hats), and props (sunglasses, cookies, rattles), and expressing a wide range of emotions (laughing, surprise, curious, boredom, shyness, crying).