In Daylight Savings Time, the shadows lengthen and the light polarizes. The chiaroscuro for the world goes all the way to 11. But it would happen anyway even if we didn't have such a thing as Daylight Savings Time. Nothing is getting saved or put into the daily reality that wouldn't be there anyway. It was originally called "War Time." Abbot and Costello did a public service spot to explain and promote it along the lines of their "Who's on First" routine. Occasionally while walking in those calm and still hours, the muse will visit. These golden hours could not be further from something called War Time.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.

- Mitchell Freifeld

The Long Afternoon

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

14" h x 47" w x 1.5" d
6 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. 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.”