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Limited Edition Giclees Now Available from Neil Talbott

August 24, 2011 Leave a comment


Chili Wreath by Neil Talbott

Waiting in FrameWorks to be picked up for Friday, August 26th’s Opening Reception of “Dog Dayz of Summer” is Neil Talbott’s just framed watercolor. The hot and spicy work is a pen and ink study finished with a watercolor washes in red, green and yellow.

Now available as a signed, limited edition giclee, Christine of Frameworks has created several unique framing options for Neil’s chili ristra wreath along with her signature ability to custom design a frame that works perfectly for your decor.

“Dog Dayz of Summer”, Cottonwood’s Free steamy summer art show, opens at their Last Friday Open House at 427 E. Colorado. From 5pm to 8pm, artists will open their studios and galleries for a look at what’s new on the easel. The Springs Cupcake Truck will be out front and the upstairs galleries will host some of Colorado Spring’s cutest rescue dogs for you take home along with an artwork or two.

Information about Neil and more of his artwork can  can be seen and purchased at his studio #105 at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs, CO. Can’t make it to this week’s Open House? Email Neil or reach him by telephone at (719) 523-0499.

FrameWorks at studio 133 at Cottonwoood is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5pm or by calling (719) 636-2427 for an always available after hours appointment for custom designed frames, glass repairs, frame repairs and gift services.

 

Local Illustrator Neil Talbott Inks Aztec Image for Day of the Dead

August 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Neil Talbott’s Work-in-Progress for “Dias de los Muertos”

Neil Talbott’s pen and ink illustrations are precise, crisp and clean as seen in his work-in-progress for Cottonwood Center for the Arts upcoming “Dia de los Muertos” Show.

Beginning his work lightly in pencil established the layout and basic shapes and let him erase and refine his composition before he started inking. Working on top of the penciled lines, Neil added or eliminated details as the illustration progressed. In this work, he has kept the gothic graphic flavor of his design by keeping his lines bold but fluid and avoiding details such as traditional techniques like stippling or cross-hatching.

Spare watercolor washes are added later with the occasional splash of color highlighting an interesting area or two.

The all-media juried show, “Dias de los Muertos”, opening on October 28th, explores native Mexican culture for Day of the Dead.

Full information about submitting artwork, deadlines and show dates are available here. More information, including a prospectus, can be found by calling Cottonwood Center for the Arts at (719)520-1899.

Information about Neil and more of his artwork can  can be seen and purchased at his studio #105 at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs, CO. Can’t make it in person? Email Neil or reach him by telephone at (719) 523-0499.

Colorado Cowgirl ~ Portrait in Progress Comes to Life in Color

July 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Photograph of Neil Talbott’s Cowgirl Portrait in Progress

Working against a July 22nd show deadline, local illustrator Neil Talbott highlights his pen and ink portrait of “Colorado Woman”with light watercolor washes.

The final version, artfully framed by Cristine Colvin of Frameworks, Cottonwood Center for the Arts’ own in house framer, is being hung at this month’s show in the Herbertson Gallery for “Hats, Boots & Chaps”.

More of Neil’s commissions and portraits can be seen in his studio,#105, at Cottonwood’s Last Friday Open House on July 29th from 5pm to 8pm. The show, full of some of Colorado Springs finest artists’ homage to the 71st Pikes Peak Rodeo season will hang through August 17th.

Neil can also be contacted by email at nmctal@msn.com or at (719) 532-0499.

Pen and Ink Tribute ~ Cripple Creek Prospector

July 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Summer in Colorado Springs features lots of flashbacks to a gold mining pioneer past. The annual Pikes Peak Rodeo, Territory Days, longhorn cattle drives through downtown, Donkey Days in Cripple Creek and the traditional early morning cowboy breakfast for 6,000 in America the Beautiful Park. Rock Ledge Ranch in Garden of the Gods Park opens with sheep shearing, blacksmiths and Native American ceremonies.

All the seasonal focus on the area’s old-time roots inspired illustrator Neil Talbott’s pen and ink drawing of a Cripple Creek gold mining prospector.

Neil Talbott’s illustrations and his commissioned works in progress can be seen and purchased at his studio #105 at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs, CO. Can’t make it in person? Email Neil or reach him by telephone at (719) 523-0499.

Cottonwood Center for the Arts’ July 29th Last Friday Open House is from 5pm to 8pm on at his studio, #105, at 427 E. Colorado. For more information, call (719) 520-1899.

Neil’s Watercolors Turn Up the Heat

June 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Summer sizzles in Colorado Springs and Neil’s latest watercolor is part of the reason. Starting with a stippled pen and ink illustration, Neil application of watercolor washed gives this Chili Ristra Wreath depth, shine and dimension. Looking at his piece, you can almost smell the aroma of roasting chilis.

Previewing the upcoming annual fall  Pueblo Chili and Frijole Festival Neil’s current collection of spicy water-colored chiles ranges classic ristras to humorous images.

The full collection can be seen in Neil’s studio at the July 29th Last Friday Open House from 5pm to 8pm on at his studio, #105, at 427 E. Colorado. For more information, call (719) 520-1899.

Forest Garden Nymph Watercolor Sells During International Watermedia Open House

June 26, 2011 4 comments

Cottonwood Center for the Arts June “Last Friday” Open House drew a huge crowd for the International Watermedia 2011 Show.

After viewing the show, visitors stopped by  Neil Talbott’s Open Studio to see his newest pen and ink illustrations and watercolors portraits.

His radiant small watercolor “Nymph in the Garden” was purchased early in the evening.

Girl in Prayer
Watercolor by Neil Talbott

Whether Neil is painting people, beloved pets or local landmarks, the gentle, expressive portraits that hang on the walls of his studio, #105 at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, seem to radiate an inner glow.

The Cat’s Perch
By Neil Talbott

Using his meticulous pen and ink illustration skills to accurately capture images and scenes, Neil then uses watercolor washes to accent the delicacy and charm of his portraits. His talent at creating timeless realistic pet portraits for his clients makes them treasured artworks.

Neil Talbott’s watercolors and his commission works in progress can be seen and purchased at his studio #105 at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs, CO. Can’t make it in person? Email Neil or reach him by telephone at (719) 523-0499.


New Photographic Work by Neil Talbott

June 26, 2011 1 comment

Neil Talbott’s Colorado Photography can be seen and purchased at his studio #105 at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs, CO. Can’t make it in person? Email Neil or reach him by telephone at (719) 523-0499.