This weeks penny auction.  Update: Sold!
“Cherish” – 16×20 original canvas painting on 1.5″ wooden stretcher bar frame.
This weeks auction is a jeweled tone landscape filled with little whimsical whatnots.  A little black capped chickadee gazes upward to a hanging heart ornament.  This piece contains a lot of the traditional elements I usually include in my landscape paintings with some added magical charm in the tree 🙂
Artist Note-
Reason behind the title:  I mentioned in the listing that little birds warm my heart.  The original Greek word for “cherish” is thalpo – which means “to keep warm”.   No, I am not a linguist – just a random fact I happened upon while painting this piece so that’s how the name came about.  🙂


“Follow Your Heart”

Update:  SOLD!
This week’s penny auction is now live.
“Follow Your Heart” 16×20 original acrylic on canvas painting.
This is a 7 day auction that ends August 12, 2014.  Bidding starts at just 1 penny, with no reserve – highest bidder wins 🙂

Follow Your Heart - Original Painting

2 new limited edition prints – “Moonrise” & “Tempestuous”

Just posted 2 new prints!
Title:  Moonrise
Rules for moon catching….you have to be patient, and you have to be quick.
Signed limited editions are here.
Unsigned larger poster prints are here.


Title: Tempestuous
She can’t let go or she’ll lose it forever.
SIgned limited editions are here.
Unsigned larger poster sized prints are here.

“Dear Caylee” Project – Art for Charity

This post is about taking the negative and turning it into a positive.  A little back story as to why I’ve chosen to do this charity project….

Re: Caylee Anthony
Because I live just a couple of miles from the Anthony home, I’ve watched this story unfold from the very beginning.  I even wanted to go out and help in the search, but having two toddlers at home and being sick with the joys of the first trimester at the time kept me from being able to do so.  From the frantic George Anthony automated local phone calls “Help us find out granddaughter”, to seeing the large trailer drive around town with Caylee’s picture and info, to the day in December when they found Caylee’s remains, to the day the verdict was rendered – the whole ordeal has left me deeply saddened and frustrated.  Is there any “good” that can come from any of this?  Well for starters we now have Caylee’s Law, and I believe we can do other things for kids in the name of this little girl who didn’t get to see her 3rd birthday.

So on to something good!  I’ve decided to do a colored sketch drawing of a little angel in her favorite color (lavender) dress.  It is currently being made into prints the size of artist trading cards (ACEO’s) that measure 2.5″ x 3.5″.  100% of the proceeds from each card sold will be donated to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children through eBay’s Giving Works program on Caylee Anthony’s behalf.  I’m still working on a few logistical things, but they will be sold for $10 each.  Each card will be numbered on the back  (probably a limited edition of 100). Each card will have the title “Dear Caylee” along with a short note to her.  I will continue to offer these for the rest of 2011.

So while I wait on the prints, gathering some shipping supplies, and cases for the cards…stay tuned for the eBay listing to start.  Or you can receive news on this project by subscribing to this blog, or catching updates over on my facebook page.  I should have everything up and running in one week.

When Time Stands Still

Sold to a collector in Pennsylvania.
36×24 acrylic on canvas titled “When Time Stands Still”.  Someone told me this reminded them of breakfast.  I’m guessing they were having thoughts of morning OJ and pancakes or something.  I get what they were feeling, but I was feeling a delicate pendulum on a hault.  It could be the sun, it could be the moon.  Either way, it stopped moving…just for a moment.

This piece is available in a limited edition (20) print in my etsy shop.
Original Painting by Cindy Thornton

Holiday Giveaway (Closed)

Now until Dec. 11th, I am hosting a sweepstakes over on my facebook page.  One lucky winner will receive a 16×20 signed canvas print of “One Song”

Canvas is a 1.5″ thick museum wrap.  I’ve hand painted the sides black and signed the base edge.  Some have said this is a great piece for a little girls room, but I say it’s for all ages….I mean, it’s a Romeo and Juliet sweetheart piece!

Enter to Win!

This contest is for facebook and twitter followers.  Click the image to go the sweepstakes on my facebook page.  Be sure to read the 3 simple rules!  If I pick your name and you are not on my facebook list of people…that would be a real bummer for you.