The First Supper 1988 acrylic on panel
120 x 240 cm by Susan Dorothea White

Paintings

"Susan Dorothea White ... explores the most intimate experiences of her life, as well as more topical subjects, in meticulously limned paintings on wood panels. Her ability to examine unflinchingly such personal milestones as her surgery for a benign brain tumour with a dazed self-portrait in a vertiginously askew hospital setting results in some of the most emotionally jarring narrative imagery in recent art."

Gallery & Studio, New York (1998)

The artist has developed a technique using multiple washes of acrylic paint on plywood panels, often accentuating the wood grain to create texture through translucent glazes. Major paintings are developed through preliminary watercolour compositions and from numerous drawings and pen sketches. The artist favours watercolour for spontaneous work, flower and nature studies.

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Paintings
116 Works to view Page 1 2 3
116 Works to view Page 1 2 3

  • Stirling Vale Creek (drought), 1960
    oil on composition board
    58 x 90 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Stirling Vale Creek (drought), 1960
    oil on composition board
    58 x 90 cm
  • Ted wearing glasses, 1960
    oil on composition board (saw-cuts on right side)
    53.5 x 39.5 cm
  • Rocky landscape, 1960
    oil on composition board
    76 x 91 cm
    Verso of Dad working at kitchen table, 1960 (91 x 76 cm)
  • Summit rock, hazy light, 1959
    oil on canvas-board
    50 x 60.5 cm
  • Sunlight on quartz rocks, approaching storm, 1959
    oil on composition board
    56 x 115 cm
    Private Collection Australia (exhibited: ‘Painters and Sculptors of Promise’ The Royal South Australian Society of Arts Gallery, Adelaide, 1959)
  • Uncle Ted in dressing gown, reading, 1959
    oil on composition board
    82 x 66 cm

  • Tree by dry creek bed, 1959
    oil on canvas board
    37.7 x 45.3 cm
  • Rocky ridge, scrub and dry grass - overcast afternoon, 1959
    oil on composition board
    45.5 x 61 cm
  • Saltbush and creekbed, Broken Hill, 1958
    oil on composition board
    ca. 90 x 120 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • The creek bed (outback erosion, Broken Hill), 1958
    oil on canvas board
    35 x 30 cm
  • Mine shaft, northern outskirts, Broken Hill, 1958
    oil on canvas board
    38 x 50.5 cm
  • The creek gum (Umberumberka Creek), 1958
    oil on canvas board
    51 x 38 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Brown creek gum and saltbush, 1958
    oil on canvas board
    60.5 x 50 cm
  • Nine Mile Creek (tributary of Stephens Creek, Broken Hill), 1957
    oil on canvas board
    35 x 30 cm
  • View of Simpson's from Ivymeade: gum and horse, 1957
    oil on canvas paper
    22.5 x 18.5 cm

Paintings : 116 Works to view Page 1 2 3
Paintings : 116 Works to view Page 1 2 3


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