I passed under this trestle for years and always said to myself that one of these days I'd have to paint it. Always loved this view, especially in the morning with the stark shadows. Things like this are very fragile in that they might get torn down suddenly and without warning. I've had this happen before. Went to shoot a place only to find a bulldozer in the middle of a vacant lot. I got to the tall trestle, just in case (and maybe just in time.)

- Mitchell Freifeld

Tall Trestle

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

Signed on front and back

34" h x 25" w x 1.75" d
2 lbs. 7 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. 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.