"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."

Nature
47 Works to view
47 Works to view

Nature: Nature studies in Drawings and Prints include flowers, Australian native flora, plants, vegetables, insects, fish, birds, animals. Still life (nature morte). Sculpture inspired by plant and animal forms, including beans, insects, slugs, worms, starfish.
  • Queensland Silver Wattle (Acacia podalyriifolia), 2014
    pastel and conté on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 22 cm
  • Picking Lilli Pillis, Piper St, Annandale, 2010
    goldpoint & pastel on silicon carbide paper
    21 x 28 cm
  • Waratah (pen), 2009
    pen
    18 x 14 cm
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  • Sweet Pea Symphony, 2009
    goldpoint & pastel on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 21 cm
  • Four Petal, 2008
    goldpoint and conté on silicon carbide paper
    21 x 28 cm
  • Native Pea, 2008
    goldpoint and conté on silicon carbide paper
    21 x 28 cm
  • Native Flowers, 2008
    goldpoint and conté on silicon carbide paper
    21 x 28 cm
  • Waratah (goldpoint & pastel), 2008
    goldpoint & pastel on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 21 cm
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  • Lilli Pilli: Blossoms and Berries, 2006
    goldpoint, coloured pastel and conté on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 21 cm
  • Passionfruit and Flower, 2006
    goldpoint, coloured pastel and conté on silicon carbide paper
    21 x 28 cm
  • Gilding the Lily, 2005
    goldpoint, black and white chalk on silicon carbide paper
    23 x 28 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Wounded Tree from Our Window, 2003
    pastel
    42 x 31 cm
  • Pepper's Snout and Paws, 1997
    pen and brush wash
    21 x 14 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Cascading Blossom, West Australian Gum (Eucalyptus caesia), 1992
    pen and watercolour
    38 x 51 cm
  • Blossom on Branch of West Australian Gum (Eucalyptus caesia), 1992
    pen and watercolour
    38 x 51 cm
  • Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excelsa), 1990
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Onions from Weimar, 1990
    watercolour
    31 x 41 cm
  • Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excelsa) No. 4, 1989
    pen and watercolour
    51 x 38 cm
  • St Andrew's cross spider, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm
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  • Frangipannis, 1988
    watercolour
    56 x 76 cm
  • Bean Alive - Bean Growth Cycle, 1986
    pen and watercolour
    38 x 51 cm
  • Onion Face (sad), 1986
    watercolour
    24 x 16.5 cm
  • Cauliflower Brain, 1986
    pen and wash
    28 x 37 cm
  • Geraldton Wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum), 1985
    watercolour
    38 x 28 cm
  • Mr and Mrs Miserable (Onions), 1985
    pen and watercolour
    21 x 24.5 cm
  • Onion Face (welling tears), 1985
    pen and watercolour
    12.5 cm (dia.)
  • Pith and Pips, 1985
    pen and watercolour
    23 x 22 cm
  • Gramma Pumpkin Flower in One Day, 1984
    pen and watercolour
    37 x 50 cm
  • Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum), 1984
    pen and watercolour
    56 x 74 cm
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  • Gum Blossom for Harpsichord No. 3 (Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea), 1983
    watercolour
    30 x 42 cm
  • Gum Blossom for Harpsichord No. 4 (Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea), 1983
    watercolour
    30 x 42 cm
  • Gum leaves (study for harpsichord lid), 1983
    watercolour and pencil
    48 x 39.5 cm
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  • Study for 'Retired Mechanic' - nuts, bolts, washers, screws, 1976
    watercolour and imprint
    17.5 x 25 cm
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  • Sketch of flies on a scrap of paper, 1972
    pencil and ballpoint
    7.5 x 12.5 cm
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  • Pet dog Binker with collar tag, 1967
    watercolour
    30 x 27.5 cm
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  • Bamboo shoots in sand, North Queensland coast, 1962
    brush and ink
    37 x 27.5 cm
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  • Black Velvet, 1961
    charcoal and white blackboard chalk on dark grey paper
    52 x 39 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Purple outback pea-flower (Swainsona affinis), 1961
    watercolour
    23 x 29 cm
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  • Sturt peas (Swainsona formosa), 1961
    watercolour
    23 x 29 cm
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  • Aunty Dot's pet hen at Ivymeade, 1961
    pen and watercolour
    57.5 x 39 cm
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  • Daffodils and Sword Fern, 1959
    watercolour
    20 x 25 cm
  • Two horses, Ivymeade, Burnside (colour), 1959
    cray-pas
    20 x 25 cm
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  • Two horses, Ivymeade, Burnside, 1959
    brush and ink
    20 x 25 cm
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  • Red hibiscus, 1957
    watercolour
    38 x 28 cm

WORKS ON PAPER : Nature 47 Works
WORKS ON PAPER : Nature 47 Works


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