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: Watercolours

"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."

Watercolours
122 Works to view
122 Works to view

  • Mona masticating, 2006
    watercolour and gouache over giclée
    29 x 21 cm
  • Cliff and river bank, Goulburn River National Park, 2004
    watercolour and pen
    32 x 41 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)
  • Stephen in green head-scarf, 1996
    watercolour
    35.5 x 51 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 with red beard, 1991
    watercolour
    54 x 36 cm
  • Cat in snow, backyard, Weesp, Netherlands, 1991
    watercolour and pen
    41 x 31 cm
  • Onions from Weimar, 1990
    watercolour
    31 x 41 cm
  • Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excelsa), 1990
    watercolour
    76 x 56 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
  • Paul in check shirt, reading, 1987
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • 'Flu, 1987
    watercolour
    76 x 56 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
  • Ash Wednesday bushfire, 1986
    watercolour and singed paper collage
    98 x 71 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
  • Ken smoking, 1984
    watercolour: sumi ink
    34.5 x 50.5 cm
  • Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum), 1984
    watercolour and pen
    56 x 74 cm
  • The Incurable Romantic - Colleen Burke, poet, 1983
    watercolour and collage on panel
    100 x 77.5 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
  • Innenhof, Kreutzberg, Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    30 x 40 cm
  • Hukky the Dutchman at Morgenrot, Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    56.5 x 38cm
  • 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
  • Pumpkin lovers, 1979
    watercolour
    56 x 38 cm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spencer's Crossing, Kosciuszko National Park, 1977
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    31.5 x 68 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
  • 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
  • Crackenback River, 1976
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    36 x 96 cm
  • Struggling gums, Cattai Ridge, 1976
    watercolour
    12 x 21 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
  • Wollangambe Wilderness, Blue Mountains, 1975
    watercolour
    63 x 97 cm
  • Shakeshaft's Waterfall, 1975
    watercolour
    76 x 65 cm
  • Bogan River in flood, 1974
    watercolour
    61.5 x 71 cm
  • Memories of Grandpa, 1973
    watercolour
    37 x 24 cm (var)
  • Banksia, reversed in background, 1973
    watercolour
    24 cm dia.
  • Silver rock and river reflections, 1971
    watercolour
    14 x 30 cm
  • Ridge, Lane Cove River National Park, 1971
    watercolour
    20.5 x 25.5 cm
  • Broken branch, Second Creek, Ivymeade, Burnside, 1971
    watercolour
    56 x 78 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Bush after rain, 1971
    watercolour
    37.5 x 45 cm
  • Brooding, 1970 circa
    watercolour
    66 x 50.5 cm
  • Down and out in Glebe, 1970
    watercolour
    43 x 32 cm
  • River island, 1970
    watercolour
    36 x 42 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Summer along the Hawkesbury, 1970
    watercolour
    35 x 54 cm
  • Oberon landscape, 1969
    watercolour on grey ingres paper
    51 x 61 cm
  • Boys crabbing in estuary, Gosford, 1969
    watercolour
    55 x 68 cm
  • Rock study, 1969
    watercolour
    51 x 77 cm
    Private collection, Australia
  • Pet dog Binker with collar tag, 1967
    watercolour
    30 x 27.5 cm
  • Twisted pine branch, 1967
    watercolour
    28.5 x 38 cm
  • Forked tree, Ku-ring-gai, 1967
    watercolour
    58 x 79 cm
  • Michaela at the table, 1967
    watercolour: raw umber
    38 x 28.5 cm
  • Michaela in orange frock, 1966
    watercolour
    28.5 x 38 cm
  • One-year-old Paul, sleeping, 1966
    watercolour
    28.5 x 38.3 cm
  • Michaela sleeping, foreshortened view, 1965
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
  • Andy, 1965
    watercolour
    19 x 28 cm
  • Blue Mountains rock-face ridge, 1964
    watercolour
    33 x 58 cm
  • Michaela, few weeks old, 1964
    watercolour: warm and cool black
    22.5 x 29 cm
  • Michaela at 3 weeks, 1964
    watercolour: warm and cool black
    30 x 24 cm
  • Brother Bill (William) at 8 years, 1962
    watercolour
    29 x 22.5 cm
  • Sleaford Bay headland, Port Lincoln, South Australia, 1962
    watercolour
    39 x 58 cm
  • Aunty Dot’s pet hen at Ivymeade, 1961
    watercolour and pen
    57.5 x 39 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
  • Uncle Ted in dressing gown, 1960
    watercolour, pen and crayon
    53 x 36 cm
  • Salt lake, near Port Lincoln, 1959
    watercolour
    52.5 x 36 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Daffodils and Sword Fern, 1959
    watercolour
    20 x 25 cm
  • Two gums, Ivymeade, Burnside, 1959
    watercolour
    26 x 23 cm
  • Gulls and workmen, Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour and pen
    25.5 x 27 cm
  • Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour and crayon
    46 x 33.5 cm
  • Off-loading, Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour and pen
    24.5 x 40 cm (var.)
  • Winter trees, Second Creek, Ivymeade, Burnside, 1959
    watercolour
    54 x 37 cm
  • Boys cockling, Port Lincoln, 1959
    watercolour
    29 x 52 cm
  • Spring, Adelaide foothills, 1959
    watercolour
    31 x 43 cm
  • Aunty Dot's hens at Grandpa's workshop, 1958
    watercolour
    27 x 35 cm
  • Red hibiscus, 1957
    watercolour
    38 x 28 cm
  • Brother Bill, apprehensive, 1957
    watercolour
    37 x 27 cm
  • Mount Gipps, Broken Hill, 1957
    watercolour
    23 x 36.5 cm

WORKS ON PAPER : Watercolours 122 Works
WORKS ON PAPER : Watercolours 122 Works


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