'Plein air' inside

  "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.   She says:  "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!''      

"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.

She says:

"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!''