Living Journeys - Tenth Piece

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Hello! Diana here, and it is once again time for a new piece for our Living Journeys fundraiser! It is also the day I actually learned what a lithograph is! For those of you who aren't familiar with the term, here's an explanation from Wikipedia:"Lithography originally used an image drawn with oil, fat, or wax onto the surface of a smooth, level lithographic limestone plate. The stone was treated with a mixture of acid and gum arabic, etching the portions of the stone that were not protected by the grease-based image. When the stone was subsequently moistened, these etched areas retained water; an oil-based ink could then be applied and would be repelled by the water, sticking only to the original drawing. The ink would finally be transferred to a blank paper sheet, producing a printed page. This traditional technique is still used in some fine art printmaking applications."The process is a bit different nowadays, but it's still pretty interesting. You've probably figured it out by now, but this week's piece is a lithograph! This lithograph by Harold Altman is called "Rural Peace". Harold Altman (1924-2003) was an American printmaker who became known mostly for his etchings and brightly colored lithographs.Outer dimensions are 36" x 28 1/2". Retail price is $865 but we're selling it for $625 plus tax. That $625 goes straight to Living Journeys to help them continue their work in the Gunnison Valley.You can let us know if you're interested by emailing us at or calling us at (970) 349-5289.