"Interiors #41 (oil on wood panel), by Carolyn Letvin, in her show "Intimate Interiors and Other Artistic Comforts,'' at Galatea Fine Art, Boston, through Feb. 28.
"I find interior spaces to be engaging and compelling. There’s a 'lost in time' sense about the rooms that call to me, which I believe is the essence of their allure for me and others. I do all of the paintings in the actual space. I like to stretch the definition of 'plein air' by including these works in that category. Even though I’m inside, I do usually have windows and doors open. And I deal with many of the same considerations that painting outdoors create, like changing light and visual editing of the subject. But I don’t have to deal with Mother Nature so much, which I consider a good thing!''