Gabrielle specialises in the tonal aquatint form of etchings and the majority of her prints are of this method.
Aquatints are achieved by laying a resin dust on a clean blank metal plate, melting it to harden, make it adhere and act as resistant to acid.
A stop out varnish is then used in a build up of steps to create the tonal image. The plate goes through a series of dips into acid to obtain a depth of “biting”. The resulting holes eventually hold the ink for the printing process.
The majority of the etchings are printed in limited editions of 75.
NB: The initials R.A. followed by a date denotes when exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.