Release Date: 2013-09-28
Number of Patterns: 32
Joshua Reynolds – English Portrait Painter
Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) was an eighteen century English painter who specialized in portraits. He was one of the founders of the Royal Academy of Arts in London which promotes arts through education and exhibition. He is best known for his numerous portraits, particularly those of children where their innocence and natural grace was emphasized. Reynolds was a hard worker who never married, and had constant interaction from the wealthy and famous men of the day. Our pattern set collection of Joshua Reynolds, contains a cross section of portrait styles including Lord Keppel, Jane Fleming, Lavinia Spencer, Lord Robert Spencer, George Townshend, John Frederick Sackville, Edward Cornwallis, Young Fortune Teller, Gertrude Duchess of Bedford, and many more.
Release Date: 2012-12-30
Number of Patterns: 30
Juan Gris – Spanish Cubist Artist
Juan Gris (1887-1927) was a Spanish painter and sculptor who is most commonly associated with the Cubist movement of the early 20th century. In Cubism, art pieces are broken up into pieces and then reassembled in an abstracted form to allow them to be viewed from multiple viewports. Juan was close friends with another Cubist painter, Pablo Picasso, but instead focused on synthetic cubism where objects were no longer recognizable in their original form, but took on new forms. Juan experimented with different materials as well adapting a collage technique in numerous works. Our collection of patterns includes a broad sampling of his cubism style including Guitar and Pipe, Portrait of Picasso, Harlequin with Guitar, The Packet of Cigars, Violin and Checkerboard, the Bull Fighter, Landscape with Houses at Ceret, and A Man in a Café.
Release Date: 2013-11-30
Number of Patterns: 23
Jules Tavernier – Hawaii’s Volcano School Artist
Jules Tavernier (1844-1889) was a French painter and was an artist of Hawaiis Volcano School., a group of non-Hawaiian artists who painted nocturnal scenes of Hawaii’s erupting Volcanoes. Taverier also painted landscapes in the San Francisco and Monterey areas. His work was so popular in Hawaii that he became the official painter to the king. Our pattern set contains Volcano at Night, Wailuku Falls, Sunrise over Diamond Head, Marin Sunset in Back of Petaluma, El Capitan, Indian Encampment, A Balloon in Mid-Air, West Coast Indian Baskets on a Blanket, and Waiting for Montezuma.
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Number of Patterns: 38
Katsushika Hokusai – Creative Japanese Artist
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a Japanese artist of the Edo period. He is best known for the woodblock print series, thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji which includes his most recognizable work, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. He was first trained with ukiyo-e, a style of wood block prints and paintings. Later Hokusai explored other styles of art, including European styles he was exposed to through French and Dutch copper engravings. He mastered Surimono, an experimental genre of Japanese woodblock print. At the high of his career, he created the Hokusai Manga a collection of sketches of various subjects including landscapes, flora, and fauna as well as the thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji set, his most defining set. In his later years, he produced One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji which was another significant landscape series. Our collection of Hokusai patterns includes many from the Thirty-six View collection and a number of other pieces he is known for including Dragon, Carp Leaping up a Cascade, The strong Oi Pouring Sake, and Portrait of a Woman holding a Fan.
Release Date: 2011-05-21
Number of Patterns: 21
The Statue of Liberty is a massive sculpture located in New York Harbor. It was designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and is a gift to the United States from France. Dedicated in 1886, it has become an icon of liberty and freedom and a recognized landmark throughout the world. The 151 foot Lady Liberty holds a torch with her right hand and a tablet, symbolizing the law, in her left hand. Our set of Lady Liberty patterns are based on a wonderful set of photographs of the statue. Back dropped against blue skies, and wispy clouds, the patterns show the Statue of Liberty from many angles and various close-ups. We’ve also included a pattern of the Las Vegas replica of the statue.
Release Date: 2013-10-19
Number of Patterns: 22
Lizards are a widespread group of reptiles with nearly 1000 species. They’re characterized with feet, external ears, scaled and spiny body, vivid coloring in their tails, a brightly colored dewlap on their throat. Common lizard types include Iguana, anoles, geckos, Komodo dragon, spiny-tailed lizards, thorny devil, Gila monster, Jackson’s chameleon, Central bearded dragon, Our pattern set for lizards includes many well photographed lizards in various natural settings. The Lizards are in numerous colors and some are well camouflaged into their environments. There are also some well composed lizard close-ups.