This is one of the last water tanks in the city, if not the last.  My idea here is to get the most of the city into these compositions by generally flatting the perspective.   Distilling everything down to just a few regions, I can include more elements and details that would otherwise be lost given their distance from the viewer.  I know what's back there, having walked all the way back to the hills many times.  And what doesn't really fit is, as usual, either dropped or replaced.

- Mitchell Freifeld

Water Tank

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

30" h x 35" w x 1.75" d
6 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 September 11 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.”