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."

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  • Legs and feet: muscles, fascia, Achilles tendons, 2001
    pastel and conté
    30 x 42 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Baroque violinist, Stephen Freeman, 2001
    drafting pen and ink
    28.5 x 21 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Boiling the billy, 2001
    pastel
    29.7 x 42 cm
  • Due, 2001
    pastel
    42 x 29.7 cm
  • Lower limb and bisected pelvis (right), inferior view, 2000
    pen
    30 x 42 cm
  • Genevieve Lacey, recorder player, 2000
    pen
    15 x 20 cm
  • Stephen Freeman, baroque violin, 2000
    pastel
    26 x 42 cm
  • Columbia University Medical Center cafeteria, New York, 1998
    pen
    19 x 24 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Jordi Savall at Martigny, 1998
    pen
    19 x 24 cm
  • Storytime for grandchildren, 1998
    drafting pen
    19 x 24 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Food court, Leichhardt MarketPlace, 1997
    pen
    14 x 21 cm
  • Pepper's snout and paws, 1997
    pen and brush wash
    21 x 14 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Stephen in green head-scarf, 1996
    watercolour
    35.5 x 51 cm
  • Aunty Dossie - Pog, in nursing home, 1996
    pen
    14.5 x 21 cm
  • Dug talking, 1996
    pen
    21 x 14 cm
  • Paul dreaming, 1995
    watercolour
    36 x 54 cm
  • Blossom on branch of West Australian gum (Eucalyptus caesia), 1992
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Cascading blossom, West Australian gum (Eucalyptus caesia), 1992
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Paul in vest, leaping, 1992
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Paul with red beard, 1991
    watercolour
    54 x 36 cm
  • Cat in snow, backyard, Weesp, Netherlands, 1991
    watercolour and pen
    41 x 31 cm
  • Stephen and string-playing hand, 1990
    watercolour (sienna)
    24 x 32 cm
  • Onions from Weimar, 1990
    watercolour
    31 x 41 cm
  • Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excelsa), 1990
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • St Andrew's Cross spider, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm
  • Sketch: Colourful girl on bus, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm
  • Sketch: Kid throwing a tantrum, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm
  • Sketch: Early morning gossip, Johnston St, Annandale, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm
  • Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excelsa): no. 4, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    51 x 38 cm
  • Frangipannis, 1988
    watercolour and white crayon
    56 x 76 cm
  • The invalid, 1988
    pen
    51 x 38 cm
    (exhibited 5th International Biennial Exhibition of Portrait-Drawing and Graphics, Tuzla, 1988)
  • Paul in check shirt, reading, 1987
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Sketch: Woman waiting for bus, 1987
    watercolour and pen on note-paper
    21 x 29.5 cm
  • 'Flu, 1987
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Sketch: Woman sitting on veranda, The Rocks, Miller's Point, 1986
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Leyla and Stefan at the beach, 1986
    watercolour and pencil on note-paper
    29.5 x 21 cm
  • Sketch: Woman wearing headphones on Sydney bus, 1986
    watercolour and pencil
    18 x 25 cm
  • Lane Closed, Kent Street, Miller's Point, 1986
    pen and spittle wash
    18 x 26 cm
  • Poster design for International Year of Peace, 1986
    pen, gouache, mixed media
    84 x 59.5 cm
  • Gossip in Kent Street, Millers Point, 1986
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Slate roofs in Kent Street, Millers Point, 1986
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Onion face, sad, 1986
    watercolour
    24 x 16.5 cm
  • Bean alive - Study of bean growth cycle, 1986
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Growth Spiral (pastel), 1986
    pastel
    61 x 52 cm
  • Ash Wednesday bushfire, 1986
    watercolour and singed paper collage
    98 x 71 cm
  • Cauliflower brain, 1986
    watercolour and pen
    28 x 37 cm
  • Rank Kirby Furniture factory, White's Creek, viewed from Annandale, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    28 x 38 cm
  • Telegraph pole, Kent St, Miller's Point, Sydney, 1985
    watercolour, brown pen and spittle
    59 x 42 cm
  • Sketch: Children playing in clay, Hudson St, Annandale, 1985
    watercolour and ballpoint
    29.5 x 21 cm
  • Residents' meeting, Annandale, 1985
    pen and spittle wash
    18 x 26 cm
  • Sketch: Mother and baby on bus, 1985
    pen
    18 x 24.5 cm
  • Save Rozelle Bay, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    59 x 48 cm
  • Geraldton Wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum), 1985
    watercolour
    38 x 28 cm
  • Pith and pips, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    23 x 22 cm
  • Onion face, welling tears, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    12.5 cm (dia.)
  • Mr and Mrs Miserable, sliced onion, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    21 x 24.5 cm
  • Backyards in Kent Street, Millers Point: washing blowing on the line, greyhound inset, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 50 cm
  • Backyards in Kent Street, Millers Point: expectant Kerry, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 50 cm
  • Backyards in Kent Street, Millers Point: Mrs Mac feeding cats, washing blowing on the line, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 50 cm
  • Danger–Demolition, NSW Fisheries House, Kent St, after fire, 1985
    pen and wash
    38 x 51 cm
  • Rank Kirby Furniture factory, interior, 1985
    pen and spittal wash on toned paper
    38 x 51 cm
  • Rank Kirby Furniture factory, Lilyfield (Piper St end), 1985
    pen and spittal wash on toned paper
    38 x 51 cm
  • Burnt-out building, Clarence St, Sydney, 1985
    pen and spittal wash on toned paper
    38 x 51 cm
  • Palms by Johnstons Creek, Rozelle Bay, 1985
    pen and spittal wash on toned paper
    21 x 30 cm
    Private collection
  • Ken smoking, 1984
    watercolour: sumi ink
    34.5 x 50.5 cm
  • Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum), 1984
    watercolour and pen
    56 x 74 cm
  • Life cycle of a gramma pumpkin flower, in one day, 1984
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 50 cm
  • Fisheries House, Kent St, after fire (left side), 1984
    pen and spittal wash
    30 x 42 cm
  • Fisheries House, Kent St, after fire (right side), 1984
    pen and spittal wash
    30 x 42 cm
  • Rank Kirby Furniture factory and Whites Creek canal, 1984
    pen and spittal wash
    37 x 50 cm
  • Gum leaves, study for harpsichord lid, 1983
    watercolour and pencil
    48 x 39.5 cm
  • Gum blossom (Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea), study no. 4 for harpsichord , 1983
    watercolour
    30 x 42 cm
  • Gum blossom (Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea), study no. 3 for harpsichord , 1983
    watercolour
    30 x 42 cm
  • The Ghost of Kabbarli, Daisy Bates (drawing), 1983
    conté
    54.5 x 75 cm
  • The Incurable Romantic - Colleen Burke, poet, 1983
    watercolour and collage on panel
    100 x 77.5 cm
  • The life and death of St. Francis of Australia (drawing), 1983
    graphite
    50 x 33 cm
  • The last breath, 1982
    graphite
    57 x 76 cm
  • Parents at a school concert, 1981
    pen
    27 x 37 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Women waiting, 1981
    pencil
    38 x 56 cm
  • Native pines, Meroo Point, NSW, 1980 circa
    pencil
    28 x 36 cm
  • Turkish migrants on train to Kreutzberg-Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 32 cm
  • Schwarze Rose, Kreutzberg-Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Michaela in ultramarine sloppy joe, drawing, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • 'Five pikelets, please', Annandale village cake-shop, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Migrant woman on Sydney bus, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 28 cm
  • Portrait demonstration 2, Kunsthaus Schaller, Stuttgart, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Portrait demonstration 1, Kunsthaus Schaller, Stuttgart, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Sketch: Stacking steel beams, WH Williams & Sons factory, Silverwater, 1980
    watercolour and ballpoint on newsprint
    42 x 30 cm
  • Sketch: Metal workers, WH Williams & Sons factory, Silverwater, 1980
    watercolour and ballpoint on newsprint
    42 x 30 cm
  • Innenhof, Kreutzberg, Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    30 x 40 cm
  • Hukky the Dutchman at Morgenrot, Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    56.5 x 38cm
  • Anton Wernig with his new coffee-machine toy, Munich, 1980
    pen
    27 x 37 cm
  • Stephen watching TV, in dressing gown, 1980
    pen
    37 x 53 cm
  • Stephen practising violin (bridge in view), 1980
    pen
    36 x 48 cm
  • Big Fat on the jackhammer, 1980
    pen
    27 x 37 cm
  • Stephen contemplating, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • My mate Molly, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Couple on Sydney bus, 1980
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
  • The Berlin Wall, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Munich woman, 1980
    watercolour
    30 x 40 cm
  • American GI on leave in Germany, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Religious woman of Bavaria, 1979-1980
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Brian wearing Bavarian hat, 1979
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • John Dengate, singer and songwriter, 1979
    watercolour
    55 x 75 cm
  • Woman in Bavarian hat, 1979
    pencil
    24 x 32 cm
  • Woman knitting, 1979
    pen
    24 x 18 cm
  • Women in Gaststätte, Munich, 1979
    pen
    24 x 32 cm
  • Chatting commuters, Munich, 1979
    pen
    24 x 18 cm
  • Pumpkin lovers, 1979
    watercolour
    56 x 38 cm
  • Homework: Brian helping Stephen, 1979
    pen
    37 x 27 cm
    (exhibited Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 1981)
  • Paul reading in cane chair, 1978 circa
    watercolour
    38 x 56 cm
  • Silver and ochre gum, Mongarlowe River, 1978
    watercolour
    52.8 x 37.5 cm
  • Gnarled pines, Jindabyne, 1978
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Flooded Mongarlowe River: raging torrent, 1978
    watercolour
    38 x 40 cm
  • Flooded Mongarlowe River: submerged trees, 1978
    watercolour
    57 x 76 cm
  • Sketch: Bus shelter, Parramatta Road (opposite Ross Street), Sydney University, with marbling doodle, 1978
    watercolour, pencil and crayon
    18 x 25 cm
  • Brian writing, study for portrait 'Dr Brian Freeman', 1978
    pen
    37 x 54 cm
  • Scientist at microscope, study for portrait 'Dr Brian Freeman', 1978
    pen
    54 x 37 cm
  • Stephen and Tigger, study for etching, 1978
    pen
    36.5 x 54 cm
  • Brian reading letters, 1978
    pen
    42 x 30 cm
  • Michaela relaxing, 1978
    charcoal on Canson
    55 x 75 cm
  • Brian reading, 1978
    watercolour
    75 x 55 cm
  • Casualty: Children's Hospital, 3 am (watercolour), 1978
    watercolour
    57 x 72 cm
  • At home (watercolour), 1978
    watercolour
    57 x 76 cm
  • Pensive scientist, 1978
    pen
    37 x 27 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)

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


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