This is another canvas in my Titanium White series. This pigment doesn't lighten other colors so much as adds its own interruption. Faux Spanish/Mission was the style in the desert before Modernism, right down to the 20 inch thick walls to keep it cool before viable air conditioning. The light really was able to bounce off the bright white in the early morning. So cool this early, but you could already smell the heat that was to come later in the air. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.

- Mitchell Freifeld


Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

40" h x 30" w x 1.75" d
6 lbs. 2 oz.



Mitchell Freifeld
Portland, Oregon

Getting to Know Mitchell

Mitchell Freifeld cannot remember a time when he did not draw and paint. He won his first juried show at age 10 and decided that someday, he’d be a “real painter.” He settled in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early ’70s and got involved in the burgeoning tech industry. From there, he moved to Portland upon accepting an information technology position. After being laid off the day of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, he devoted himself full-time to painting and has been living his dream ever since. His work focuses on architecture and cityscapes, and portrays everyday places that “become lost to our curiosity through sheer familiarity.”