The First Supper 1988 acrylic on panel
120 x 240 cm by Susan Dorothea White

Paintings

"Susan Dorothea White ... explores the most intimate experiences of her life, as well as more topical subjects, in meticulously limned paintings on wood panels. Her ability to examine unflinchingly such personal milestones as her surgery for a benign brain tumour with a dazed self-portrait in a vertiginously askew hospital setting results in some of the most emotionally jarring narrative imagery in recent art."

Gallery & Studio, New York (1998)

The artist has developed a technique using multiple washes of acrylic paint on plywood panels, often accentuating the wood grain to create texture through translucent glazes. Major paintings are developed through preliminary watercolour compositions and from numerous drawings and pen sketches. The artist favours watercolour for spontaneous work, flower and nature studies.

Paintings

Filtered by Era: From: 1962 - 1975

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Paintings Filtered by Era: From: 1962 - 1975
43 Works to view
43 Works to view

From: 1962 - 1975: Portraits, especially of family members and children, genre compositions. Changed outdoor landscape style to imaginative landscapes, composed indoors aided by drawings from the scene. Influenced by ancient Chinese artists who used a limited palette and subdued tones, immersing themselves in the landscape before painting at a later date to extract the essence. Techniques: acrylics on composition board while phasing out oils; acrylic on panel; collage; watercolour... read more
  • Abercrombie River, Upper Reaches, 1975
    acrylic on panel
    81 x 121 cm
  • Eric's Cafe - Resale Royalty Rights, 1974
    acrylic and collage on panel
    77 x 62 cm
  • Native Pines, Warrumba Range, Central NSW, 1974
    acrylic on composition board
    58 x 214 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Homeless Man in Primula Bed, 1973
    acrylic on composition board
    53 x 37.5 cm
  • Three-quarter Birthday, 1973
    acrylic on composition board
    71 x 63 cm
  • Nootambulla Gorge, Mutawintji (Mootwingee), 1972-1973
    acrylic on composition board
    76 x 122 cm
  • Mount Banks, Blue Mountains, 1972-1973
    acrylic on composition board
    81 x 81 cm
    Private Collection
  • Drought: Oxford Falls (Sydney), 1972-1973
    acrylic on composition board
    122 x 178 cm
  • Cul-de-sac, 1972
    acrylic with oil overlay on composition board
    76 x 122 cm
  • Shadow, 1972
    acrylic on composition board
    84 x 122 cm
  • Ravine at Marramarra (NSW), 1972
    acrylic on composition board
    85 x 122 cm
  • Awaiting, Glebe, 1971
    acrylic on composition board
    66 x 56 cm
  • Running in Sand, 1971
    acrylic on composition board
    ca. 78 x 120 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Silent River: Lane Cove, 1971
    acrylic on composition board
    67 x 120 cm
  • Boulders, 1971
    oil on composition board
    61 x 91 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Moving trees, 1971
    oil on composition board
    86 x 183 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Summer grass, 1971
    acrylic on composition board
    60 x 91 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Estuary in ochre, 1970
    oil on composition board
    90 x 121 cm
    Private Collection, UK
  • Escarp, 1969
    acrylic on composition board
    91 x 122 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Joan Kinmot, writer, 1969
    acrylic on composition board
    70 x 60 cm
    Private Collection, UK
  • Paul, soulful young boy, 1968
    oil on composition board
    30.5 x 25 cm
  • Lane Cove River, Winter light, 1968
    oil on composition board
    92 x 61 cm
  • Sunlit trees, Lane Cove, 1968
    oil on composition board
    90 x 76 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • East coast landscape: after bushfire, 1967 circa
    oil on composition board
    90 x 121 cm
    Private Collection, UK
  • Uncle Ted stirring tea, 1967
    acrylic on composition board
    61 x 76 cm
  • Michaela with doll, 1967
    acrylic on composition board
    30.5 x 30.5 cm
  • Collecting river stones, 1966
    acrylic on composition board
    66 x 98 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Portrait of baby Paul with hands, 1965 circa
    oil on cardboard
    60 x 40 cm
  • Baby Paul, 1965
    oil on composition board
    41 x 47 cm
  • Baby Paul, hot summer night, 1965
    oil on composition board
    122 x 91 cm
  • Babies: Michaela and Paul, 1965
    oil on composition board
    40.5 x 50.5 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Michaela pointing to baby Paul, 1965
    oil on composition board
    51 x 84 cm
  • Outcrop, 1965
    oil on composition board
    122 x 183 cm
  • Bush flagstones, 1965
    oil on composition board
    109 x 91 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Michaela cuddling Paul, 1965
    oil on composition board
    91 x 61 cm
  • Baby Michaela, 1964
    oil on home-prepared duck on composition board
    57.5 x 46 (var)
  • Paddington Street by night, 1963
    oil on composition board
    122 x 183 cm
  • City skyline, 1963
    oil on composition board
    22 x 61 cm
  • Rosalind Hughes, 1962
    oil on composition board
    61 x 44.5 cm
  • Perce (remaining fragment - destroyed painting of Perce talking to budgie on his hand, fuel stove in background), 1962
    oil on composition board
    81 x 29 cm
  • Desert sunset, line of lode, Broken Hill, 1962
    oil on composition board
    42 x 62 cm
  • Inland wilderness, 1962
    oil on composition board
    59 x 129 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Sleaford Mere, Port Lincoln, 1962
    oil on composition board
    40 x 61 cm

Paintings : From: 1962 - 1975 43 Works to view
Paintings : From: 1962 - 1975 43 Works to view


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