Green MotelMitchell Freifeld
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
25 " h x 30 " w x 1.75 " d |2 lbs. 7 oz.
"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 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. On the drive home after being laid off the day of the September 11 terrorist attacks, he realized life is short and decided to devote himself full-time to painting. His work focuses on architecture and cityscapes, and portrays everyday places that become lost to our curiosity through sheer familiarity.
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I really love the artwork I bought, "In The Small Hours #3." The colors are vibrant. It's just beautiful. Thanks Mitch!- K Moon
This is a fun and interesting piece of art. I like what he does. I like the colors. It is bright but not annoyingly so. He does nice clean work and his finish is neatly done. His photos of his art on UGallery are the real thing. No camera or lighting alterations. Good Job Mr. Freifeld!- S Day