"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."

Scenes
109 Works to view
109 Works to view

Scenes: Atmospheric landscapes composed in the studio: trees, rivers, rocks, cliffs. Plein air (early works) include bush, desert, sunsets and coastal scenes. City scenes include: streets, buildings, backyards, factories, and construction sites.
  • Windmill, Murray River, 2011
    pen
    14 x 21 cm
  • Murray River cliffs and bird, 2011
    pen
    14 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
  • Windmill, Kostverlorenkade, Amsterdam, 2010
    pen
    21 x 14 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
  • Cliff and river bank, Goulburn River National Park, 2004
    watercolour and pen
    32 x 41 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
  • Boiling the billy, 2001
    pastel
    29.7 x 42 cm
  • Cat in snow, backyard, Weesp, Netherlands, 1991
    watercolour and pen
    41 x 31 cm
  • Lane Closed, Kent Street, Miller's Point, 1986
    pen and spittle wash
    18 x 26 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
  • Ash Wednesday bushfire, 1986
    watercolour and singed paper collage
    98 x 71 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rank Kirby Furniture factory, Lilyfield (Piper St end), 1985
    pen and spittal wash on toned paper
    38 x 51 cm
  • Burnt-out building, Clarence St, Sydney, 1985
    pen and spittal wash on toned paper
    38 x 51 cm
  • Palms by Johnstons Creek, Rozelle Bay, 1985
    pen and spittal wash on toned paper
    21 x 30 cm
    Private collection
  • Fisheries House, Kent St, after fire (left side), 1984
    pen and spittal wash
    30 x 42 cm
  • Fisheries House, Kent St, after fire (right side), 1984
    pen and spittal wash
    30 x 42 cm
  • Rank Kirby Furniture factory and Whites Creek canal, 1984
    pen and spittal wash
    37 x 50 cm
  • Native pines, Meroo Point, NSW, 1980 circa
    pencil
    28 x 36 cm
  • Sketch: Stacking steel beams, WH Williams & Sons factory, Silverwater, 1980
    watercolour and ballpoint on newsprint
    42 x 30 cm
  • Sketch: Metal workers, WH Williams & Sons factory, Silverwater, 1980
    watercolour and ballpoint on newsprint
    42 x 30 cm
  • Innenhof, Kreutzberg, Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    30 x 40 cm
  • Big Fat on the jackhammer, 1980
    pen
    27 x 37 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
  • Sketch: Bus shelter, Parramatta Road (opposite Ross Street), Sydney University, with marbling doodle, 1978
    watercolour, pencil and crayon
    18 x 25 cm
  • Colo Heights: sunlit escarpment through gums, 1977
    watercolour on crumbled paper
    41 x 96 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
  • Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges, 1977
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    46 x 59 cm
  • Scaffolding: St James Road Court from Elizabeth St, 1977
    pen
    54 x 37 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Banksia, reversed in background, 1973
    watercolour
    24 cm dia.
  • 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: Indian family in Glebe Point Road, 1972
    watercolour and ballpoint
    20 x 33 cm
  • 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
  • Cascades, Wattamolla, Royal National Park, 1971
    ballpoint
    28 x 38 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
  • 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
  • Twisted pine branch, 1967
    watercolour
    28.5 x 38 cm
  • Forked tree, Ku-ring-gai, 1967
    watercolour
    58 x 79 cm
  • Blue Mountains rock-face ridge, 1964
    watercolour
    33 x 58 cm
  • View from top flat, 115A Paddington St, 1963
    pen and wash
    31 x 56 cm (var)
  • Glaring afternoon sun, Red Hill near Broken Hill, 1962
    crayon
    27.5 x 38 cm
  • Sleaford Bay headland, Port Lincoln, South Australia, 1962
    watercolour
    39 x 58 cm
  • Terrace houses, Kings Cross, 1961
    pencil
    27 x 37 cm
  • Walsh Bay, Sydney, 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
  • Washing day, Broken Hill, 1961
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
    Private collection
  • Hilltop houses, outskirts, Broken Hill, 1961
    watercolour
    39 x 56 cm
  • Woolloomooloo from The Domain, 1961
    watercolour
    30 x 40 cm
  • Sleaford Bay, Port Lincoln, South Australia, 1961
    watercolour
    39 x 58 cm
  • Outback gums and saltbush, 1961
    brush and ink
    39 x 56 cm
  • 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)
  • Narrow street, The Rocks, Sydney, 1960
    charcoal
    37.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Gnarled olive trees, city parkland, Adelaide, 1960
    black and brown crayon
    27 x 37 cm
  • Salt lake, near Port Lincoln, 1959
    watercolour
    52.5 x 36 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Docks, Port Adelaide, 1959
    pencil
    26 x 37.5 cm
  • Man seated under old gum, 1959
    cray-pas and pencil
    37.5 x 27 cm
  • Adelaide street with figures and bus, 1959
    pencil
    25 x 20 cm
  • Two gums, Ivymeade, Burnside, 1959
    watercolour
    26 x 23 cm
  • Two gums, Frome Road, Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour, pencil and cray-pas
    37 x 26.5 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
  • Trolleybus and workmen, Hindley Street, Adelaide, 1959
    pen and black ink
    27.5 x 37.5 cm
  • Aunty Dot's hens at Grandpa's workshop, 1958
    watercolour
    27 x 35 cm
  • Mount Gipps, Broken Hill, 1957
    watercolour
    23 x 36.5 cm

WORKS ON PAPER : Scenes 109 Works
WORKS ON PAPER : Scenes 109 Works


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