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: 2012-03-11
Number of Patterns: 35
Gilbert Stuart – American Portrait Painter
Gilbert Stuart (1755 – 1828) was an American Painter from Rhode Island who was a prolific portrait painter. He painted portraits of over 1000 people including the first six presidents of the United States as well as many political and social figures of the times. His most famous portrait is The Athenaeum, an unfinished work of President George Washington. He was praised for the vitality and naturalness of his portrait, and painted directly to the canvas without the aid of sketches, a novel approach for the time. Our collection of Gilbert Stuart patterns includes all of his portraits of US presidents (George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and John Quincy Adams), and other well known individuals (Daniel Webster, John Jay, Samuel Meeker, John Trumbull, Abigail Smith Adams, Peter Gansevoort, The Skater (Portrait of William Grant), Mrs. Richard Yates, and Joshua Reynolds). There’s also a self portrait included.
Release Date: 2011-05-30
Number of Patterns: 31
Giotto di Bondone – Father of European Painting
Giotto di Bondone (1266? – 1337) was an early Italian Renaissance Painter and Architect from Florence. Giotto made a radical break from the Byzantine (abstract – anti-naturalistic) style and brought more life to art. Giotto primarily painted Christian themes depicted in cycles and is best known for his frescos in various Chapels (Arene Chapel, Florence Cathedral, Assisi, Scrovegni). Our pattern set collection features many of his more familiar works including the Ognissanti Madonna, The Mourning of Christ, The Marriage at Cana, The Mourning of St. Francis, Crucifixion and Madonna and Child.
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: 2011-12-14
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: 2008-07-11
Number of Patterns: 22
Green Thumb Gardening
Gardening is the practice of growing plants for their attractive flowers or foliage, and vegetables or fruits for consumption. Those with a natural ability to succeed at gardening are said to have a ‘green thumb’! No matter what color your thumb is, we have a great set of gardening oriented patterns to color. These illustrations show all aspects of the ‘growing’ world of gardening including planting, hoeing, watering, clipping, and harvesting.