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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  • Aunty Dot’s pet hen at Ivymeade, 1961
    watercolour and pen
    57.5 x 39 cm
  • Mum, 1961
    crayon
    37.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Terrace houses, Kings Cross, 1961
    pencil
    27 x 37 cm
  • Walsh Bay, Sydney, 1961
    pen and ink
    28 x 38 cm
  • Profile portrait, student, Julian Ashton Art School, 1961
    pen and ink
    28 x 25 cm
  • Miss Scalone modelling, Julian Ashton Art School, 1961
    crayon
    51 x 38 cm
  • Male nude model, Julian Ashton Art School, 1961
    pen and ink
    28 x 38 cm
  • Splintered outback rock, Broken Hill, 1961
    crayon
    28 x 38 cm
  • Gumtree roots, outback creek, 1961
    pen
    27.5 x 37.7 cm
  • Dad writing, 1961
    red crayon
    27 x 36 cm
  • Washing day, Broken Hill, 1961
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
    Private collection
  • Hilltop houses, outskirts, Broken Hill, 1961
    watercolour
    39 x 56 cm
  • Sturt peas (Swainsona formosa), 1961
    watercolour
    23 x 29 cm
  • Purple outback pea-flower (Swainsona affinis), 1961
    watercolour
    23 x 29 cm
  • Woolloomooloo from The Domain, 1961
    watercolour
    30 x 40 cm
  • Sleaford Bay, Port Lincoln, South Australia, 1961
    watercolour
    39 x 58 cm
  • Girl at YWCA Hostel, Sydney, 1961
    conté
    38 x 27 cm
  • Outback gums and saltbush, 1961
    brush and ink
    39 x 56 cm
  • Peter Creet, Julian Ashton Art School, 1961
    charcoal
    50 x 38 cm
  • Black velvet, 1961
    charcoal and white blackboard chalk on dark grey paper
    52 x 39 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Zig-zag rocky ridge, Broken Hill, 1961
    pen and black ink
    28 x 38 cm
  • Jagged outback rocks, 1961
    crayon
    28 x 38 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Brother Bill sleeping, 1960
    pencil
    26 x 37 cm
  • Frank modelling, Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney, 1960
    pen
    26 x 37 cm
  • Asleep in pedal-pushers, Girls Friendly Society Lodge, Adelaide, 1960
    crayon
    27 x 41 cm
  • Collen Goodfellow knitting, Girls Friendly Society Lodge, Adelaide, 1960
    pencil
    41 x 27 cm
  • Marg the cook, Girls Friendly Society Lodge, Adelaide, 1960
    crayon
    53 x 41.5 cm
  • Uncle Ted smiling, 1960
    crayon
    29.5 x 24.5 cm
  • Dad smoking, 1960
    pen and ink
    37 x 27 cm
  • Ballet students pausing, Sydney, 1960
    pen and ink
    20 x 33 cm
  • Narrow street, The Rocks, Sydney, 1960
    charcoal
    37.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Henry Gibbons, tired, Julian Ashton Art School, 1960
    brown crayon
    33.5 x 21 cm
  • Henry Gibbons, Julian Ashton Art School, 1960
    brown crayon
    33.5 x 21 cm
  • Gnarled olive trees, city parkland, Adelaide, 1960
    black and brown crayon
    27 x 37 cm
  • Dale Bagshaw, Girls Friendly Society Lodge, Adelaide, 1960
    crayon
    53 x 42 cm
  • Mrs Henderson, Girls Friendly Society Lodge, Adelaide, 1960
    pencil
    37 x 26.5 cm
  • Uncle Ted in dressing gown, 1960
    watercolour, pen and crayon
    53 x 36 cm
  • Friend at YWCA Hostel, Sydney, 1960
    pencil
    38 x 27 cm
  • Student writing, dickensian conditions at the Girls Friendly Society Lodge, Adelaide, 1960
    crayon
    37 x 27 cm
  • Marg the cook, hands behind head, Girls Friendly Society Lodge, Adelaide, 1960
    crayon
    36 x 27 cm
  • Henry Gibbons, Principal, Julian Ashton Art School, 1960
    pen
    50 x 38 cm
  • Salt lake, near Port Lincoln, 1959
    watercolour
    52.5 x 36 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Ballet dancer mending, Girls Friendly Society Lodge, Adelaide, 1959
    pencil
    37.5 x 27 cm
  • Reclining, Girls Friendly Society Lodge, Adelaide, 1959
    pencil
    27 x 37.5 cm
  • Reading, Girls Friendly Society Lodge, Adelaide, 1959
    pencil
    37.5 x 27 cm



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