Whitney Knapp Bowditch • Island Landscapes

“Island Landscapes,” Whitney Knapp Bowditch’s recent oils, will be on exhibit at the Jessie Edwards Studio on the second floor of the Post Office building from July 9 to July 21. A virtual reception will be released on July 10.Working in oils on a variety of surfaces, such as paper, canvas and wood panel, Bowditch is intent on capturing the “atmospherics” in the relationship between land, sea, and sky. She uses color and texture to create these moods. For example, the tranquility of “Fresh Pond Dinghy” is conveyed in the use of many greens in the brush, foliage, and lily pads. Against these tones, light sets off the turquoise and white of the dinghy bobbing at the edge of the pond. Bowditch uses a palette knife to create texture in the foreground while brush strokes create a soft texture in the background.A more intense atmosphere pervades a series of oils on small (5×7) cradled wood panels. With her palette knife, Bowditch swipes deep, bold colors across the panel. “Block Island Evening,” “Sunset Cooneymus,” and “Nightfall” have crimson, pink, orange, and yellow colors in the sky above the dark green, blue, and black of the water.Unsurprisingly, beaches in their

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