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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  • Colo Heights: sunlit escarpment through gums, 1977
    watercolour on crumbled paper
    41 x 96 cm
  • Children's Hospital, study for painting and print, 1977
    watercolour
    37.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Mountain Lagoon Road, Bilpin, study for painting 'Turning and Turning', 1977
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 54 cm
  • Looking towards White Bay Power Station, down View St, Annandale, 1977
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 54 cm
  • Corner shop, Annandale and Wisdom Streets, 1977
    pen
    37 x 54 cm
  • Spencer's Crossing, Kosciuszko National Park, 1977
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    31.5 x 68 cm
  • Michaela playing violin, study for 'Sextet', 1977
    pen
    42 x 59 cm
  • Ray Munns, laboratory craftsman, 1977
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • The retired mechanic (watercolour), 1977
    watercolour
    51 x 60 cm
  • Where children play, with Rozelle Bay gantry and White Bay Power Station (watercolour), 1977
    watercolour on Japanese paper
    66 x 51 cm
  • Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges, 1977
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    46 x 59 cm
  • Paul playing cello (front view), 1977
    pen
    60 x 42 cm
  • Scaffolding: St James Road Court from Elizabeth St, 1977
    pen
    54 x 37 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Michaela in profile, 1977
    charcoal
    35 x 27 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Paul playing cello (side view), 1977
    pen
    60 x 42 cm
  • In Frau Orwart's kitchen, Berlin, 1976
    watercolour
    27.5 x 37.5 cm
  • Rocky incline, Old Northern Road, 1976
    watercolour and pen
    56 x 38 cm
  • Nuts and bolts, study for 'Retired Mechanic', 1976
    watercolour and imprint
    17.5 x 25 cm
  • Stephen as a young boy, listening, 1976
    pencil
    29.5 x 20.5 cm
  • Crackenback River, 1976
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    36 x 96 cm
  • Struggling gums, Cattai Ridge, 1976
    watercolour
    12 x 21 cm
  • Sketch: Lee-Ann and Wayne with go-cart, 1976
    watercolour
    21 x 29 cm
  • Wollondilly River, 1976
    Watercolour
    40 x 50 cm
  • Cattai Ridge (watercolour, small), 1976
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    16 x 34 cm
  • Cattai Ridge (watercolour), 1976
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    61.5 x 71 cm
    Private collection, Australia
  • Ted shielding light with newspaper, 1975
    pen
    20 x 33 cm
  • Sketch of Paul on skateboard, 1975
    charcoal
    37.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Wollangambe Wilderness, Blue Mountains, 1975
    watercolour
    63 x 97 cm
  • Shakeshaft's Waterfall, 1975
    watercolour
    76 x 65 cm
  • Uncle Ted eating breakfast, 1975
    drafting pen
    24 x 26 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Uncle Ted telling a joke, 1975
    drafting pen
    24 x 26 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Bogan River in flood, 1974
    watercolour
    61.5 x 71 cm
  • Sketch: Hippie on Pyrmont Bridge, evening, 1973
    watercolour
    30.5 x 22.5 cm
  • White Bay Power Station, from Glebe Point, timber mill with derrick hoist in foreground, 1973
    watercolour and ballpoint
    20 x 25 cm
  • Memories of Grandpa, 1973
    watercolour
    37 x 24 cm (var)
  • Banksia, reversed in background, 1973
    watercolour
    24 cm dia.
  • Stephen with empty plate, 1972 circa
    pastel
    49 x 64 cm
  • Sketch: Corner shop Annandale, Piper & View Sts - 'Shelley's Famous Drinks', 1972
    watercolour and ballpoint on airmail paper
    20 x 25 cm
  • Sketch: Corner shop Annandale, Piper & View Sts - 'Groceries', 1972
    watercolour and ballpoint on airmail paper
    20 x 25 cm
  • Sketch: Corner shop Annandale, Piper & View Sts - 'Billy Tea', 1972
    watercolour and ballpoint on airmail paper
    20 x 25 cm
  • Sketch: Aunty Dot drinking tea, 1972
    watercolour
    55 x 34 cm
  • Sketch: Flies on a scrap of paper, 1972
    pencil and ballpoint
    7.5 x 12.5 cm
  • Four-year-old Stephen considering, 1972
    charcoal
    37.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Sketch: Indian family in Glebe Point Road, 1972
    watercolour and ballpoint
    20 x 33 cm
  • Izzy Wyner, Leichhardt Council Alderman, 1972
    ballpoint
    18 x 15 cm



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