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

Drawings

"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 Filtered by Era: From: 1962 - 1975
42 Works to view
42 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
  • Uncle Ted Telling a Joke, 1975
    drafting pen
    24 x 26 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Uncle Ted Eating Breakfast, 1975
    drafting pen
    24 x 26 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Sketch of Paul on skateboard, 1975
    charcoal
    37.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Ted shielding light with newspaper, 1975
    pen
    20 x 33 cm
  • Sketch of Michaela, young girl deep in thought, 1975
    texta pen and wash
    20 x 33 cm
  • Brian studying, 1974
    conté
    37 x 27 cm
  • Pensive young man, 1974
    charcoal
    37 x 27 cm
  • Stephen with Empty Plate, 1972 circa
    pastel
    49 x 64 cm
  • Nick Origlass, Mayor of Leichhardt Council, 1972
    ballpoint
    18 x 15 cm
  • Izzy Wyner, Leichhardt Council Alderman, 1972
    ballpoint
    18 x 15 cm
  • Four-year-old Stephen considering, 1972
    charcoal
    37.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Sketch of flies on a scrap of paper, 1972
    pencil and ballpoint
    7.5 x 12.5 cm
  • Michaela in Pink Pyjamas, 1971 circa
    pastel
    48.5 x 50 cm
  • Sketch of a woman in Glebe Point Road, 1971 circa
    pen on newsprint
    15 x 10 cm
  • Paul at Six Years in Yellow Skivvy, 1971
    pastel
    63 x 48 cm
  • 3-year-old Stephen, 1971
    pencil
    38 x 28 cm
  • Cascades, Wattamolla, Royal National Park, 1971
    ballpoint
    28 x 38 cm
  • Stephen, Alert Toddler, 1970 circa
    charcoal and white chalk
    75 x 55 cm
  • Stephen, one week old, 1968
    pencil
    28 x 38 cm
  • Small child asleep, Michaela in floral dress, 1966 circa
    blue ballpoint
    28 x 38 cm
  • Baby Paul dreaming, 1966 circa
    pencil
    38 x 28 cm
  • Michaela Sleeping, 1966
    ballpoint
    27 x 38 cm
  • Baby Paul eating banana, 1966
    brush and raw umber
    38 x 28 cm
  • Baby Paul seated, 1966
    ballpoint
    38 x 28 cm
  • Drawing of Baby Paul, 1965
    ballpoint
    25 x 35 cm
  • Baby Michaela at 8 months, 1965
    pencil
    22 x 20 cm
  • Andy asleep, 1965
    conté
    28 x 38 cm
  • Wide-eyed baby, Michaela, 1965
    conté
    36 x 25 cm
  • Sleeping baby (Paul), 1965
    pencil
    28 x 38 cm
  • Sleeping child - head on left side, foreshortened view, 1965
    conté
    28 x 38 cm
  • Sleeping child - head on right side, 1965
    conté
    28 x 38 cm
  • Study of baby's feet, 1965
    pencil
    28 x 38 cm
  • Michaela and Hands, 1964
    pencil
    28 x 20 cm
  • Baby Michaela from above, 1964
    pencil
    28 x 24 cm
  • Baby Michaela - two heads and hands, 1964
    pencil
    27 x 28 cm
  • Baby Michaela, heads and hands, few weeks old, 1964
    pencil
    28 x 20 cm
  • Baby Michaela’s hand, 1964
    brush
    10 x 15 cm (irreg.)
  • View from top flat, 115A Paddington St., 1963
    pen and wash
    31 x 56 cm (var)
  • Aunty Marie, Mum's Sister, 1962
    crayon
    37 x 27.5 cm
  • Perce, 1962
    pencil
    38 x 28 cm
  • Glaring afternoon sun, Red Hill near Broken Hill, 1962
    crayon
    27.5 x 38 cm
  • Bamboo shoots in sand, North Queensland coast, 1962
    brush and ink
    37 x 27.5 cm

Drawings : From: 1962 - 1975 42 Works to view
Drawings : From: 1962 - 1975 42 Works to view


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