Some new works from the studio…

Been busy these past few weeks…will spare the details for now.  Wanted to at least update few new things from the studio.  Some pieces sold before I could head over here and post about them, so sorry for the delay…

“Stargazer” 16×16 acrylic on canvas (sold)
This was the first girl painting I was able to offer direct from me.  The other 18 girls I completed earlier this year were all a part of the Taiwan art show this past spring.  Hoping to be able to offer more soon as inspiration is always blowing in through my starry window.
A signed limited ed. print of 20 is available here.

New Collection – Decorative “pop” illustrations.
I call these illustrations mainly because their black bold lines remind me of illustrative art.
Below are three new works.  These all have an energetic personality to them, at lest to me they do.

And lastly – “Gulf Winds” (sold)
You would think being from Florida that I would paint more beaches and palms.  Perhaps that will change, as I love my home state.  I painted this one less breezy and more tropical stormish.  I have been through several hurricanes, two of them were bad ones (Opal 1995, and Charlie 2004).  Picture me crawling across the house, as I decide that one room might be more safe than the one I was in.  Yes, when your inside ceiling attic door is being picked up and slammed down by outside wind, you think your house is about to leave Kansas.  Right toto?  But I digress…..if you missed this one, more palms and salt water to come.

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Words on Wire

New painting on etsy today!  This painting is from page 22 in my book “House”  This painting was going to be a full spread (2 pages), but I changed things and ended up only using the left side.  I also only had 3 birds in the book to go with the words.  I went back and added a lot more birds afterwards.  This painting will ship with a free hardcover copy of the book.  See the listing for details.

Studio Sale!

This week only, 20% off your total purchase in my etsy shop for Facebook fan followers.  Right now I have several originals in the shop.  If you see something you like, head on over to my FaceBook art page, click the “like” button, and then scroll the wall for the coupon code.  I don’t run sales that often, but I am this week so hurry hurry!  Sale ends Friday (5.20.11)


(Note:  several in the picture have already sold, and several that are available are not in the photo)

New Children’s Book Just Released!


I have a new children’s book out!  My husband wrote the story, I painted the pictures.  I paint lots of little houses in my paintings.  So we decided to take one of those houses and build a story around him….we named him “House” lol.  Anyhow, here is the official description of the book along with some photos I took of the proof I was sent.  The paperback is just now showing up on Amazon.  Hardbacks will be available shortly (middle of May, maybe sooner).

Book Description:
Artist Cindy Thornton is known for her whimsical landscapes and imaginative storybook-style illustrations. Her vibrant, colorful art is showcased in House, a picture book for all ages that brings to life one of her favorite subjects. The curious title character has many unexpected adventures when he decides to leave the comfort of his simple hill and explore the unknown world below. He swims with sharks, flies with jets, plans a mission to outer space, and eventually discovers what is truly important to him.

See it on Amazon


50% off Holiday Sale!

I am posting some art items for sale in the etsy shop this week, my own Black Friday sale if you will.  The sale runs from 11/23/10 until 11/29/10 midnight EST. Look for the “Holiday Sale” section in my etsy shop to see what’s available.  Facebook and Twitter followers get announcements as to when new items are added to the sale this week. If you are gift shopping, and are looking for something colorful, creative, and unique…I might be able to help you this season (wink, wink).  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

How High the Moon – Now in print

I am a soon-to-be aunt of twins, so I painted this for them 🙂  Many of my paintings have little songs that go wtih them and this is one of them.  With it’s jazz standard title, I suppose one might find it also to be a romantic setting too.  Either way, if you are looking for something for the nursery or for your sweetie, I’ve made this available in a small print size on imagekind.  Thanks for looking!

Available in Print

YouTube Video: Cindy Paints “By My Side”

So this is my first painting video. I edited it to the ludicrous speed setting (ha ha) so instead of having to sit here for an hour, you only have to have 3.5 minutes of patience. I’m new to video editing, so hopefully these will only get better with time. A special thanks to my husband Bob for letting me use one of his recordings!!

Title piece: By My Side
16″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas
This item will be auctioned off on eBay later this month.