A full frontal view of 947 Martel Street. Built in the mid 1930s, it has everything pre-modernist going for it. Including a secluded little place where you can contemplate the bamboo that was planted almost 80 years ago. It's a quiet spot. This is a study in whites with shadows. I used cobalt blue and black to get the white into all the various shadowed places in a simple light.  

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

30" h x 50" w x 1.75" d
10 lbs. 5 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.”