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: 1976 - 1987

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Paintings Filtered by Era: From: 1976 - 1987
23 Works to view
23 Works to view

From: 1976 - 1987: Developed narrative compositions and portraits in a fugal-style, where the subjects are repeated from various viewpoints rather than the traditional single viewpoint. Satire and humour introduced. Began exploring aerial view compositions, combining actual size of subject with surroundings in perspective. Techniques: acrylic on panel; collage; watercolour ... read more
  • Beatrice the Paper-Seller of the White Bay Intersection, 1986
    acrylic on panel
    98 x 123 cm
  • Stephen climbing blue-gum, Coal and Candle Creek, Ku-ring-gai Chase, 1984-1988
    acrylic on harpsichord lid (diptych)
    78 x 40 cm and 78 x 152 cm (var.)
  • Silver-eye feeding on flowering gum, 1984-1988
    acrylic on harpsichord keywell (3 sides)
    17 x 13 cm, 13 x 80 cm, 17 x 13 cm
  • Harpsichord - Flemish single-manual, 1984-1988
    built by Stephen Freeman - lid, keywell & soundboard paintings, and carved soundboard rose by Susan Dorothea White
  • The Life and Death of St. Francis of Australia, 1982 & 1993
    acrylic on panel
    183 x 122 cm
  • Self-Portrait with Children, 1982
    acrylic on panel
    92 x 122 cm
  • Seated, 1981
    acrylic and collage on panel
    122 x 92 cm
  • A Month in Time, 1980-1982
    acrylic on panel
    110 x 120 cm
  • Autobiography, 1980
    acrylic on panel
    183 x 122 cm
  • The Nun and The Knight on the Train to Rothenburg, 1980
    acrylic on panel
    57 x 122 cm
  • Dreaming of Bavaria, 1979-1980
    acrylic on panel
    183 x 92 cm
  • Noah's Rocket, 1978-1980
    acrylic on panel
    122 x 81 cm
    Private Collection, Germany
  • Dr Brian Freeman, 1978
    acrylic on panel
    213.5 x 122 cm
  • People of Sydney, 1977 & 1982
    acrylic on panel
    183 x 100 cm
  • Brahms String Sextet No 1, 1977
    acrylic on panel
    183 x 122 cm
  • The Front Veranda, 1977
    acrylic on panel
    97 x 71 cm
  • The Magic Pudding, 1977
    acrylic on panel
    94 x 63 cm
    Private Collection
  • Yo-yoing (From the fifth floor), 1977
    acrylic on panel
    103 x 98 cm
  • Damien White - Author, 1977
    acrylic and collage on panel
    71 x 100 cm
  • Turning and Turning, 1977
    acrylic on panel
    124 x 122 cm
  • Clyde Thope, RRMSSO, violinist, teacher, 1977
    acrylic on panel
    128 x 113 cm
  • Evening: Factory Valley (Annandale), 1976
    acrylic on panel
    71 x 99 cm
  • The Cup of Tea, 1976
    acrylic on panel
    65 x 70 cm

Paintings : From: 1976 - 1987 23 Works to view
Paintings : From: 1976 - 1987 23 Works to view


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