Alpenglow Letterpress Print
An original, hand-printed, hand-painted letterpress print—this is not a reproduction! “Alpenglow” is part of Chandler O’Leary’s Local Conditions series, which depicts Washington’s Mt. Rainier from a variety of different vantage points. The series includes a total of 15 designs.
This print was created from sketches done on location: from the shore of Tipsoo Lake, located near Chinook Pass on the eastern edge of Mt. Rainier National Park. The print captures the phenomenon known as “alpenglow,” when the face of the mountain glows a bright, stunning pink as the sun’s first rays hit the alpine snow. Alpenglow only lasts for a brief moment—a reminder to pay attention!
This artwork was letterpress printed by hand on an antique Vandercook No. 4 press, on soft white Rives Lightweight paper. Each print in the edition was then painstakingly hand-painted with watercolor. Each print is numbered, signed and dated, and labeled with the latitude/longitude coordinates of the exact location the illustration was drawn from.
Edition of 63 prints
Paper size: 6” x 7.5”
Image size: 3” x 5”