"Green Motel" is a study in contrasts. The randomness of the mountains and the order of the motel in the foreground.  There's basically two elements in the composition; two things to looks at separately or in conjunction.  The Green Motel is still there, but it's been so long since the last guests checked out. Some mid-century hotels had swimming pools but the Green Motel was more serious than that. Clean rooms for serious travelers to sleep, perchance to dream.  

- Mitchell Freifeld

Green Motel
MITCHELL FREIFELD


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2017

25" h x 30" w x 1.75" d
2 lbs. 7 oz.

$1,000

SHIPS FREE



Artist
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.”