The owner of this house had four lights put in his swimming pool. Now that has to be one serious swimmer! The creation of this piece combined glazing, oil washes, and alla prima(wet-on-wet) methods to achieve a glow that can only be accomplished using traditional painting techniques. The artwork is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Mitchell Freifeld

The Swimmer's Home

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

15" h x 36" w x 1.75" d
5 lbs. 0 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.”