Picking Lilli Pillis, Piper St, Annandale, 2010
goldpoint & pastel on silicon carbide paper
21 x 28 cm [view enlargement]

"Drawing is the foundation of my art -my sketchbook is always at hand" ~ Susan Dorothea White

WORKS ON PAPER

"Susan White is constantly sketching from everyday life and it is from the many sketchbooks that she first extracts the material for her compositions." (A. Wernig, Munich, 1980)

The artist works in a variety of drawing media: pen and ink, ballpoint, brush, crayon, chalk, pastel, conté, and charcoal. Recently she has developed mixed media techniques in silverpoint and goldpoint.

"Capturing the essence in line alone is for me the purest form of expression."

428 Works to view Page 1 2 3 4
428 Works to view Page 1 2 3 4

  • Baird's Butchery, 2016
    acrylic colour pens and mixed media on grey pastel paper
    21 x 29.7 cm
    (campaign against WestConnex destruction of Sydney)
  • Baird's Cafe de Wheels, 2016
    acrylic colour pens and mixed media on grey pastel paper
    21 x 29.7 cm
    (campaigns against WestConnex Sydney and forced council amalgamations)
  • Lucian asleep, 2015
    pencil
    14.8 x 21 cm
  • Lucian asleep: Café 1900, Amsterdam, 2014
    pencil
    13 x 20 cm
  • Odette breastfeeding Lucian, 2014
    pencil
    20 x 13 cm
  • Queensland silver wattle (Acacia podalyriifolia), 2014
    pastel and conté on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 22 cm
  • Mum doing crossword, 2013
    brush and ink
    21 x 29.7 cm
  • Beggar in Venice, 2013
    pen and spittle wash
    13 x 20 cm
  • Sidewalk café, Venice, 2013
    pen and spittle wash
    13 x 20 cm
  • Women in Dubai, 2013
    pen
    20 x 13 cm
  • Russian busking in Venice, 2013
    pen
    14 x 20 cm
  • Mum at 101, 2012
    pen
    15 x 21 cm
  • Windmill, Murray River, 2011
    pen
    14 x 21 cm
  • Murray River cliffs and bird, 2011
    pen
    14 x 21 cm
  • Shoulder, arm and elbow (right): muscles and fascia, lateral view, 2011
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
    (study for The anatomy lesson of Dr Freeman)
  • Imy reading Harry Potter, 2011
    pen
    14 x 21 cm
  • Imy reading on sofa, 2011
    pen
    21 x 14 cm
  • Ngong Ping Garden Restaurant, Hong Kong, 2011
    pen
    15 x 21 cm
  • La Puerta del Vino, 2011
    pen
    21 x 15 cm
  • Toledo by day (diptych, right), 2011
    pen
    15 x 21 cm
  • Toledo by day (diptych, left), 2011
    pen
    15 x 21 cm
  • Stephen Freeman, concertmaster, 2011
    pen
    15 x 21 cm
  • Woman at beach, Nielsen Park, Sydney, 2010
    pen
    14 x 21 cm
  • Simon Murphy conducting New Dutch Academy, 2010
    pen
    21 x 14 cm
  • Windmill, Kostverlorenkade, Amsterdam, 2010
    pen
    21 x 14 cm
  • Forearm (left), medial view, forceps gripping flexor tendons, 2010
    pastel
    21 x 29.5 cm
    (study for The anatomy lesson of Dr Freeman)
  • Not a Rothko (pen), study for print, 2010
    black felt-top pen
    21 x 15 cm
  • Stephen Freeman, concertmaster and Nina Bols Lundgren, soprano, 2010
    pen
    14 x 21 cm
  • Picking lilly pillies, Piper St, Annandale, 2010
    goldpoint and pastel on silicon carbide paper
    21 x 28 cm
  • Chatting smokers, Glebe Point Road, 2010
    pen and black ink
    14 x 18 cm
  • Hand and wrist (left), extensor muscles and tendons, 2010
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Hand and flexed wrist (right), extensor tendons, intrinsic muscles, 2010
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
    (study for The anatomy lesson of Dr Freeman)
  • Imy drinking lemonade, 2009 circa
    pastel
    30 x 42 cm
  • Sweet pea symphony, 2009
    goldpoint and pastel on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 21 cm
  • Waratah (pen), 2009
    pen
    18 x 14 cm
  • Imogen drawing, 2009
    goldpoint, pencil, black conté on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 21 cm
  • Sketch: Low tide, Rozelle Bay, 2009
    pen
    21 x 29.7 cm
  • Sketch: King tide, Rozelle Bay, 2009
    pen
    21 x 29.7 cm
  • Sketch: Smasch's ear and Eva Cox, Glebe Deli Cafe, 2009
    pen and black ink
    14 x 18 cm
  • Skull, quarter-sectioned, 2008-9
    conté and pastel on silicon carbide paper
    22 x 28 cm
  • The deans are tearing their hair out..., 2008
    pen and mixed media
    21 x 30 cm
    (FOCP Save Callan Park campaign)
  • Bachelor of Corporate Sport, 2008
    pen and mixed media
    21 x 30 cm
    (FOCP Save Callan Park campaign)
  • Is illness a crime?, 2008
    pen and mixed media
    21 x 30 cm
    (FOCP Save Callan Park campaign)
  • Dr Jeremy and Minister Hide, 2008
    pen and mixed media
    21 x 30 cm
    (FOCP Save Callan Park campaign)
  • SHFA Fiction - Statistical Myths, 2008
    pen and mixed media
    21 x 30 cm
    (FOCP Save Callan Park campaign)
  • SHFA Fiction - Shady Fables, 2008
    pen and mixed media
    21 x 30 cm
    (FOCP Save Callan Park campaign)
  • SHFA Fiction - Tall Storeys, 2008
    pen and mixed media
    21 x 30 cm
    (FOCP Save Callan Park campaign)
  • The professor takes 'Syd' his pet lion for a stroll, 2008
    pen and mixed media
    21 x 30 cm
    (FOCP Save Callan Park campaign)
  • Waratah (goldpoint and pastel), 2008
    goldpoint and pastel on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 21 cm
  • Gaia listening to Grandpa reading, 2008
    pen
    20 x 20 cm
  • White tea tree flowers (Leptospermum scoparium), 2008
    goldpoint and conté on silicon carbide paper
    21 x 28 cm
  • Australian golden pea flower (Dillwynia sericea), 2008
    goldpoint and conté on silicon carbide paper
    21 x 28 cm
  • Australian four-petal flower (blue), 2008
    goldpoint and conté on silicon carbide paper
    21 x 28 cm
  • Shoulder and thorax muscles (right), lateral view, 2008
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Head, bisected (right side), medial view: nasal conchae, palate and tongue, 2008
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Head and neck (right side): muscles, vessels and glands, 2008
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Skulls, fetal and adult contrasted, 2008
    goldpoint on silicon carbide paper
    21 x 28 cm
  • Skull, bisected, opened out, with mandible, 2008
    goldpoint and pastel
    28 x 21.5 cm
  • Upper limb, shoulder muscles (right) and hand with extensor tendors, lateral views, 2007
    pastel
    21 x 29.7 cm
  • The skier - Upper limb and shoulder muscles (right), anterior view, 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Upper limbs and shoulders over skeleton, anterior view, 2007
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • Hand and forearm (right) pronated: extensor muscles and bones, 2007
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • My foot! - Foot (right), superior view of extensor tendons, muscles, 2007
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • Lower limb (left), posterior view: hollow of knee, hamstrings, calf muscles , 2007
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • Pelvis and thighs: skeleton, ligaments, deep muscles, 2007
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • Anatomy of gestures in The Last Supper: Simon's hands, 2007
    pastel and conté
    29.5 x 42 cm
  • Anatomy of gestures in The Last Supper: Peter's hand, 2007
    pastel and conté
    21 x 29 cm
  • Anatomy of gestures in The Last Supper: Matthew's hands, 2007
    pastel and conté
    37.5 x 55 cm
  • Anatomy of gestures in The Last Supper: Judas' hand, 2007
    pastel and conté
    21 x 29 cm
  • Anatomy of gestures in The Last Supper: Christ's left hand, 2007
    pastel and conté
    21 x 29 cm
  • Anatomy of gestures in The Last Supper: Bartholomew's left hand, 2007
    pastel and conté
    21 x 29 cm
  • Anatomy of gestures in The Last Supper: Andrew's hands, 2007
    pastel and conté
    21 x 29 cm
  • A traffic plan is a traffic jam, 2007
    pen and mixed media
    21 x 30 cm
    (FOCP Save Callan Park campaign)
  • All Syd U's Xmases come at once, 2007
    pen and mixed media
    21 x 30 cm
    (FOCP Save Callan Park campaign)
  • Two heads are better than one, 2007
    pen and mixed media
    21 x 30 cm
    (FOCP Save Callan Park campaign)
  • Verity said..., 2007
    pen and mixed media
    21 x 30 cm
    (FOCP Save Callan Park campaign)
  • Can't find a park, 2007
    pen and mixed media
    21 x 30 cm
    (FOCP Save Callan Park campaign)
  • Spinal cord in vertebral canal, spinal nerves, membranes, cerebellum, 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Brain (right): cerebral cortex and cerebellum, 2007
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Lower limbs and pelvis, posterior view, reflected gluteal muscles, 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Hip (left), lateral view, deep muscles (gluteus maximus removed), 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Shoulder (left), posterior view: tendon attachments (above), muscles (below), 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Back, neck and shoulder muscles, window dissections, 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Back, neck and shoulder muscles, mirror tendons, 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Hip (right), lateral view: window cut in gluteus maximus, sciatic nerve, 2006
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • Drawing the bow - Muscle action of an archer, posterior view, 2006
    pen and spittal wash
    21 x 29 cm
  • Mona masticating, 2006
    watercolour and gouache over giclée
    29 x 21 cm
  • Passionfruit and flower, 2006
    goldpoint, coloured pastel and conté on silicon carbide paper
    21 x 28 cm
  • Lilly pilly: blossoms and berries, 2006
    goldpoint, coloured pastel and conté on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 21 cm
  • Feisty 95-year-old Mum, 2006
    goldpoint, coloured pastel and conté on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 21 cm
  • Marking exams, 2006
    goldpoint, black chalk and white chalk on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 21 cm
  • Thighs: muscles, femoral arteries, external genitalia, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • The cyclist - The back: spine, ribs, scapulae, neck muscles, 2006
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Upper limb actions: finger lifting (top), flexing with precision grip, extending to point , 2006
    chalk on blackboard
    116 x 86 cm
  • Shoulder (left), posterior view, muscles, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Drawing the bow - Muscle action of an archer, anterior view, 2006
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Anatomy of Michelangelo's David: proportion and contrapposto (posterior view), 2006
    chalk on blackboard
    116 x 86 cm
  • Anatomy of Michelangelo's David: proportion and contrapposto (anterior view), 2006
    chalk on blackboard
    116 x 86 cm
  • Neck (right side): deep muscles and levator scapulae, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Head and neck: face muscles, skull, orbit, and clavicles, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Chin up! - Neck and lower jaw (right side): muscles, glands, inferior view, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Face and neck muscles (left side), lateral view, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Insight - Face muscles and eye, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Fetal skeleton, 2005
    pen
    36 x 28 cm
  • Musicians living in Amsterdam, 2005
    pastel
    29.7 x 42 cm
  • Tinting a towel in lilac, 2005
    violet, black and white chalk on grey pastel paper
    30 x 21 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • 15-colour sfumato tomato, 2005
    pastel chalks on red-ochre ingres paper
    32.5 x 24.5 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Monochrome sfumato tomato, 2005
    pencil and white chalk on blue-toned paper
    37.5 x 27.5 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Sex change for Vitruvian Man, 2005
    drafting pen, black ink and gouache
    24.5 x 21 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Surgery reattaching Ginevra de 'Benci's arms and hands, 2005
    graphite underdrawing, coloured pencil and conté with giclee
    29 x 21 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • A pizza on the wrong plane in the wrong millenium, 2005
    calligraphy pen and sepia ink, coloured pencil
    21 x 29 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Unregistered vehicle - Get with the times!, 2005
    calligraphy pen and ink, wash, blue and black ballpoint, coloured pencil, correction fluid
    21 x 29 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Gilding the Lily, 2005
    goldpoint, black and white chalk on silicon carbide paper
    23 x 28 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Cliff and river bank, Goulburn River National Park, 2004
    watercolour and pen
    32 x 41 cm
  • Right hand, studies of gripping action, 2003
    pastel
    30 x 42 cm
  • Wounded tree, from our window, 2003
    pastel
    42 x 31 cm
  • Young Street, from our window, 2003
    pastel on Japanese paper
    62.5 x 94.5 cm
  • Anatomy of Rodin's Andromeda: pelvis, sacrum and coccyx, 2002
    wash and liquid paper
    30 x 20 cm
  • Anatomy of a smile: Mona's bones, 2002
    watercolour, gouache, pencil over giclée
    24 x 19 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Imy listening to 'The Hobbit', 2002
    pastel
    55.5 x 79 cm
  • Head and upper torso bisected (both halves), external and internal aspects, 2001
    pencil and conté
    29.5 x 42 cm
  • Upper limb and shoulder (left), posterior view: muscles, tendons, fascia, 2001
    pastel
    29.5 x 42 cm
  • Foot and ankle bones (left), inferior view, 2001
    brown and black pen
    22 x 27 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Head and shoulder, abducted arm (left side), superior view, 2001
    pen
    42 x 29.5 cm
  • Mother and son - Skeletons of adult and child contrasted, 2001
    pastel and conté
    42 x 29.5 cm

WORKS ON PAPER : 428 Works Page 1 2 3 4
WORKS ON PAPER : 428 Works Page 1 2 3 4


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