Painting of sand buckets
Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, "Sandbox," oil, 8 x 10 in.

Plein air painters have an eye out for interesting subjects to paint while traveling to and from destinations. Ilene Gienger-Stanfield’s paintings portray an eye not for distant horizons but for more intimate subjects full of drama and character. Wheelbarrows, antiquated vehicles, garden tools, or a sandbox full of toys executed in thick passages of color, are familiar subjects in Ilene’s work.

Plein air painting of buildings
Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, “Sunlit Warehouse,” 2020, oil, 6 x 12 in.
Painting of a mop bucket
Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, “Partners in Grime,” oil, 12 x 6 in.
Plein air painting of a building
Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, “Purple Door,” oil, 8 x 6 in.
Painting of an old truck
Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, “World War II Bomb Loader,” oil, 10 x 10 in.
Plein air painting of a chair
Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, “On Social Security,” oil, 12 x 9 in.
Plein air painting of a wheel barrel
Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, “Masonry,” oil, 8 x 8 in.

Grants Pass Museum of Art is presenting a solo exhibit titled “Painting Outside” by Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, July 27 through September 10, 2021. There will be 25 of Gienger-Stanfield’s paintings on exhibit.

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