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: Drawings, Sketches

"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."

Drawings, Sketches
273 Works to view Page 1 2 3
273 Works to view Page 1 2 3

  • Queensland silver wattle (Acacia podalyriifolia), 2014
    pastel and conté on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 22 cm
  • Russian busking in Venice, 2013
    pen
    14 x 20 cm
  • Mum at 101, 2012
    pen
    15 x 21 cm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Gilding the Lily, 2005
    goldpoint, black and white chalk on silicon carbide paper
    23 x 28 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • 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
  • Imy listening to 'The Hobbit', 2002
    pastel
    55.5 x 79 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
  • 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)
  • Aunty Dossie - Pog, in nursing home, 1996
    pen
    14.5 x 21 cm
  • Dug talking, 1996
    pen
    21 x 14 cm
  • Paul in vest, leaping, 1992
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Stephen and string-playing hand, 1990
    watercolour (sienna)
    24 x 32 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
  • The invalid, 1988
    pen
    51 x 38 cm
    (exhibited 5th International Biennial Exhibition of Portrait-Drawing and Graphics, Tuzla, 1988)
  • Sketch: Woman waiting for bus, 1987
    watercolour and pen on note-paper
    21 x 29.5 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
  • Bean alive - Study of bean growth cycle, 1986
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Growth Spiral (pastel), 1986
    pastel
    61 x 52 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
  • 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

WORKS ON PAPER : Drawings, Sketches 273 Works Page 1 2 3
WORKS ON PAPER : Drawings, Sketches 273 Works Page 1 2 3


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