Original Painting – eBay Auction runs: 6/12/21 – 6/19/21 Title: “Bear Wants Honey” Size: 14×18 acrylic on cradled board
This piece is inspired from chapter 1 of A.A. Milne’s “Winnie The Pooh” book. Why did I paint this? Well, long story short….a publisher asked me to illustrate this book. I read the book, created a story board, and got to work. But something happened early in the project and they cancelled it when I was finishing up the 2nd illustration. So no, this will not appear in a book – but I’m making it available for anyone who loves the story, or just loves little honey seeking bears.
First Up: “A is For…” 14×18 acrylic on cradled board. I’m going through the alphabet and creating a fun and unique set of characters around their “starts with” letter. The original is currently available here, and signed prints are up here if anyone is interested. (If you visit my website you will even find it on larger scale prints and t-shirts!)
I created a video showing the making of this piece which I will post below. Feel free to follow my YouTube Channel as I hope to make more as I go through each letter. You can also visit my website and sign up to be in-boxed with news if you want to catch a future letter release (I will be going in order).
Ok, so here is the video – and keep in mind…there are more A’s than you think. I drop little hints in this video, but I’m sure some of you creative word people can find some things that I was not even thinking of 🙂 -Enjoy!
Yay! “Bambi – A Life In The Woods” released on January 19, 2021 and is finally here! I was asked to illustrate this book back in 2018, completed the illustrations in 2019, then some delays in 2020…. so this project has been a long time coming. I was given the full English translated novel, and was asked to come up with 15 or so illustrations to span over the 26 chapters. As it turned out, the book ended up being a shortened abridged version, which is a much easier read for kids. This is an 88 page hardcover book, and I ended up doing 17 illustrations in total. So without further ado…
Above is a photo with the dust jacket on. The actual book has the same artwork on the cover. The back of the actual hardcover has a little write up about the author and me. This book turned out so beautiful!
Right now I am offering the original illustrations for sale. All paintings were done in acrylic paints on hardboard (gessobord). Each measures 11×14 inches and they have been sealed in a gloss finish to both protect and enhance the painting. A signed copy of the book is also included with each original art piece and shipping is free to anywhere in the US. (International buyers pay a flat discounted ship rate of $29). If you don’t mind spoilers, you can see ALL of the illustrations over in my shop. Here is where you can find them! >> http://cindythornton.bigcartel.com
I’ve also got some signed copies of the book up in my etsy shop. These ship direct from me and are a little bit more than retail. They are priced at $15.95 + ship, however if your order total reaches $35 the shipping will disappear and your entire order ships for free (USA). I’ve got LOT of $10 open edition prints in stock right now 🙂 Here is a link to my etsy shop! >> http://thorntonart.etsy.com
Lastly, this book is available from other retailers. I will post direct links below. Obviously if you are an Amazon Prime member – free shipping! And B&N has their own sales and specials they offer. Amazon Barnes & Noble
If you wanted an original illustration but you see that it has already sold, I will be offering a few works in an 8×10 limited edition. This will be a very short edition size, probably 5. But this way if you wanted an illustration for your nursery, living room, or where ever…there will be an option to get a signed LE collectible print! These should start to appear sometime in February. Ok, I’ve gone on long enough….you can go buy yourself some art and or books now 🙂 -Cindy
Title: The Bump In The Night Size: 10×10 acrylic on canvas Update: The original and limited release prints have Sold Out. June 2020 Print of the Month: Signed limited release prints are available until 6/30 here! My limited release prints are ONLY available for one month. The little girl and bear are back! This time, it’s a walk in the woods….at night….with CREATURES OUT THERE! The bump could be anything really…probably a harmless animal…or is it.
Update: The limited signed release prints have Sold Out Title: “Let’s Fly” Print: Signed Limited Release (available until 5/31/20) Size: Printed on 8×10 archival semi-gloss sheet Artist: Cindy Thornton (me) Available: HERE
Time for some fresh air with this wispy conversation between kite and bird. The original has sold, and this limited signed print is the “May print of the Month”, which will only be available until 5/31/20.