The Great Divide

Now Available!  “The Great Divide” – Update:  Sold!
16×20 original painting, acrylic on stretched canvas.  Part of the “Seafarers & Legends” series.  This piece is available direct from me.

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Surfside Weekend Sale

I have four 6″ canvas paintings that I’ve posted on etsy this weekend.  Each piece has a ocean spray, tropical winds, and palm tree silhouettes.  There are a few little crystal embellishments in each piece in the ocean spray area.  These were completed in 2013.  Sale will run throughout this weekend.  Click the pic to see them in the shop!
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The Beautiful Briny Sea

New print available from Cindy Thornton Art!  10 signed limited editions are now available either through etsy or eBay.
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The original will be featured in Taipei this April (2014) at an international juried art show – Art Revolution Taipei. This piece features 3 traveling balloons only they travel beneath the water. One of them has aired to the surface….oh look at that, a sunset!  If anyone remembers Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks movie, you will recall the underwater song.  As I painted this it came to mind, and then wouldn’t leave my head.  The rhythm and tune itself just lend itself to to this painting, so I titled it after the song “The Beautiful Briny Sea.  I’ll post the video below as I’m sure some of you young’ns have not had the privilege 🙂

International Show . New Series . And Other Art News

A.R.T. – Art Revolution Taipei 2014
As I type this, 19 of my paintings are currently en route to Taiwan.  This year I introduced a new series I call “Seafarers & Legends” which features a variety of landscapes and portraits of ocean oddities.  I am currently in the process of making signed limited editions.  These will be like the other ones I offer on the 8×10 sheets, only for this collection there will only be 10 in each edition.  I will update the blog and facebook once those start to release.  For those who prefer to collect unsigned larger open editions, that will be bit longer of a wait, but I will update once those become available 🙂

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To my Taiwan collectors and anyone attending the show, here are the show details:

• VIP Preview:  7PM – 10PM, April 16, 2014 (with VIP Card presented)
• Dates & Times:  12PM ~ 8PM, April 17~20, 2014
• Venue:  Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), Hall 3 No. 6, Songshou Rd., Taipei, Taiwan
• Organizer:  Taiwan International Contemporary Artist Association
Get ticket info here.

The association has announced that 280 artists from 48 countries will be exhibiting a total of 2000 works of art at this event!  Where can you find me?  Here is the show floor map.  My booth will be located at H17.  (Click the map to see it in detail).  Last year all my pieces sold out before the show ended, so get there early for the best selection!  To those who purchase a piece, feel free to share wall photos on my facebook page if you want 🙂  Once again, I am sorry I won’t be able to make the trip this year.  The mom of 3 kids/artist career keeps me so busy that I’ve been averaging 5 hours of sleep a night lately.  Overseas travel will just have to wait. In the mean time I’ll hold down the pillow fort located a few feet from my studio and try to get some more shut eye.

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Oh I almost forgot, if you are still reading…Bonus!  I have a few originals from this series that I will be posting soon.  I’ve opened an eBay store and am currently in the processing of stocking it.  Here is my new site for all things eBay :  www.mystudio.gallery  Originals will be posted there…and some will be auctioned.  eBayers can follow my shop, and be sure you are signed up for eBay’s “ebay bucks” cash back program.  Again, I’ll update the blog and facebook when I get ready to post originals.  Thanks for following!  -Cindy

Fantastic Voyage

Viewers are able to take whatever they want when they observe a painting, but I wanted share that some inspiration came from this beautiful song when it was sketched out. I decided to create this short 1 min video clip of the painting and song together. The hymn: Nearer My God To Thee, by Sarah F. Adams. While this video features only the first verse, I wanted to let you know how the the 4th verse reads:

“Or if on joyful wing
Cleaving the sky
Caught up to meet my King
Swiftly I’ll fly”

The art “Fantastic Voyage” featured in this video is a variant edition available in print online here: http://pixels.com/featured/fantastic-voyage-cindy-thornton.html

(The original version of the painting will be released at a later date and will only be available direct through me as an 8×10 limited edition. The original painting itself is slotted for a 2014 art show in Taiwan.)

More prints of new paintings will be released over the next 4 months. Watch my facebook page to catch them! -Cindy

Surf Report 1 & 2

I’ve lived 4 years on Florida’s space coast, 12 years in the Florida panhandle, 1 year in the Jax Beach area, and now 10 years here in Central Florida.  That’s bound to cause a few hurricanes to fly overhead right?  Right!  So that is one reason you have been seeing some windy palms blow out of the studio.  The other is sort of a flashback to what I was doing when I first started selling my first pieces online.  They were all ACEO art cards, but they were all simple silhouette night landscapes.  Several have asked if I would ever make those into large paintings…and I’m finally revisiting that idea starting only adding some different elements to it.

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The Rescue

Sold to a collector in GA.  Original 24 x 12 acrylic on canvas.
This painting is the original full spread illustration for a children’s book.  I’ve just released this piece in two print sizes through ArtistRising.  (Note: art.com coupon codes work when ordering through ArtistRising).  Click the pic for more print info.
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Charity Art Auction

Auction is now live on eBay!  100% of the proceeds to go to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge of Destin, FL.

As I mention in the auction this little baby seagull is lovin’ his clean beach.  Titled “With Love” because my little bird is with a hanging heart, but also because “With Love” from you to the organization, the proceeds will help with the oil spill clean up effort.  I chose this organization because, while I currently reside in the central FL area, I am from the Emerald Coast area of Northwest Florida (Niceville to be exact).  Reports from family and friends are the oil is just now starting to hit the shoreline this week 😦

If you are unable to bid at this time, you can still help by blogging, tweeting, facebooking etc. the auction listing.
10 Day Auction.  Bidding starts at $1 (Free Shipping to USA addresses)