I had worked with James many times in the past, both at Landfall Press and at Echo Press. This print was produced during a workshop at the University of South Dakota. Jim was a master with the technique of Acid Tint in lithography. A litho stone was prepared with a very thin film of greasy litho ink rubbed into the surface. That surface was then â€œetchedâ€ with various strength mixtures of gum arabic and nitric acid. The artist literally had to work â€œblindâ€ for the effect of the etch was not visually apparent until the entire drawing was finished and rolled with ink and printed.