“Take A Bite”

This week’s penny auction is now live!  Update: Sold!
Starting something new this week and this is the first one 🙂 “Portraits” will be a new series where homes will be featured in character though out the year. My favorite of all favorite fairytales….this themed piece is the wicked queen out looking for Snow White. The dwarves warned Snow not to talk to strangers, but it looks like it is too late!  This piece titled”Take A Bite” is an original acrylic on gesso board painting. It measures 8″ x 10″ and is signed on the front, and also titled, signed, and dated on the back. This piece ships in a complimentary quality black wood frame.

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Three Paper Clouds – LE Signed Print

“Three Paper Clouds” signed limited edition print

The original was sold in 2009 and currently hangs in a home in Australia.  20 signed limited editions were made.
All my prints are printed on archival premium matte 8×10 paper, and ship flat with acid free backing board and protective sleeve.  All orders from my etsy shop ship within 24 hours M-F.  Click the pic to go straight to the listing.
Three Paper Clouds - Cindy Thornton Art

Celestial Drive

I mentioned in last weeks post that there would be no new original art until I completed work for an upcoming show.  Well, I have a few pieces that have been boxed away since I returned from my last show, plus one I just happened to finish today.  I guess there will be some new ones this week.  Here is the first one, “Celestial Drive”…see it on etsy.Image

Giveaway! (closed)

Contest for Facebook Fans!
Tag it to win it starts NOW.  I have posted this painting on my facebook page.  It is a 12″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas painting (painted on thick 1.5″ canvas – edges painted black).  All you have to do for a chance to win is tag yourself in the photo of the painting AND “like” my page.  If I can ship to your country, you can enter!

The contest ends July 6th, 2011 midnight.  I will tally the names from the tagged list and my 2 year old will assist in selecting a name from a hat.  The winner will be announced Friday, July 8th on Facebook.

Happy 4th of July!

Update:  We have a winner!  Congratulations to Mr. Contos!  Thank you to all who entered, and be on the look out for future facebook fan giveaways!

House Builds a Rocketship

Just posted on etsy!  This painting is from page 26 from my new book just released last month “House“.  If you don’t yet have a copy of the book and are following my page illustration releases, are you getting that my husband and I went with “imagination” as the theme of this book 🙂  I love a good adventure, but have it be about a house why don’t ya!  lol.

Ok, so this is my 4yo favorite part of the book…the rocketship.  I almost hate to part with this painting, as I love the rocket against the techno pop pink sky.  It’s been hanging in my office for a month or so, but I’m willing to let it go.  Perhaps more space adventure paintings will come out in the future.


See it on etsy

Moon Clouds

Sold to a collector in Georgia.  (original 12×24 acrylic on canvas painting)
This painting is now available in a limited edition print of only 5.  Some of my prints are made available as a larger open edition unsigned poster print.  This print will not be…just the 5 I’ve made.  So if you like, go grab!  I post them one at a time on etsy in order – this link will show which one is currently available.

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.

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