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Back-Story Underpainting

The Year of the Dwarf

Title: The Year of the Dwarf Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 54 x 30 inches Series: Back-Story Under Painting ID#: SGR3053 Year: 2010 Original:  $800

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Connecting the Dots

Oil painting connecting the dots, by Sam Roloff SGR3155 Portland artist

Connecting the Dots   Title: Connecting the Dots – Beware of Eric Dencer Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 4 x 6 ft or 42 x 72 Series: Backstory Under-Painting ID#: SGR3155 Year: 2011 Original: Contact Artist

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The Great Collapse aka the Economy

Title: The Great Collapse (lady liberty falls to her knees) aka the Economy Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 40 x 30 inches Series: Back-Story Under Painting (The first in the series) ID#: SGR3023 Year: 2009-10 Price for Original: $2,000 Description/Notes: This painting was inspired by the recent economic crisis.  It’s hard to tell from the image […]

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The Northwestern Myth of the Floating Cross

Title: The Northwestern Myth of the Floating Cross Size: 30×40 inches Medium: Oil on Canvas ID#: SGR3025 Year: 2010 Price: SOLD – Privately held by Katy Kennedy of Tacoma, WA Description: This painting first started as a piece called “The Pool of Galkyd” but as with the fate of most of paintings, I painted right over […]

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Jory Soil and the Ring of Eternal Mystery

Title: Jory Soil and the Ring of Eternal Mystery Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 60 x 30 inch Series: Back-Story Underpainting ID#: SGR3059 Year: 2010 – 2011 Price for Original: $1,200  Description/Notes: Go to the next page to see photos of what is under the current layer. [imageflow id=”199″]  

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Amanda Knox -update

Title: Amanda Knox Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 60 x 60 inches Series: Women of Portland ID#: SGR3066 Year: 2009 – 2011 Price for Original: NOT FOR SALE Description/Notes: The painting and the back-story deals with the tragic events of the past few years of Amanda Knox who is currently serving a life sentence in Italy for the […]

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Cheryl Roloff in three parts, photos from SF

Title: Cheryl Roloff in three parts, photos from SF Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 40 x 30 inches Series: Portraits ID#: SGR3110 Year: 2011 Price: $800 Description/Notes: Go to the next page to see photos of the back-story underpaintings.

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Geek Love

Title: Geek Love Medium: Oil on Panel Size: 36 x 24 inches Series: Backstory-Underpainting ID#: SGR3015 Year: 2010 Price: $500 Description/Notes: Geek Love is a novel by Katherine Dunn, published completely by Alfred A. Knopf (a division of Random House) in 1989. Dunn published parts of the novel in Mississippi Mud Book of Days (1983) and Looking Glass Bookstore Review […]

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UPDATE – Amanda Knox – Portrait of a Girl Serving Life for Murder in an Italian Prison

Title: Amanda Knox – Portrait of a Girl Serving Life for Murder in an Italian Prison. Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 60 x 60 inch Series: Women of Portland ID#: SGR3066 Year: 2011 Price: …in progress Description/Notes: The painting and the back-story deals with the tragic events of the past few years of Amanda Knox who […]

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Nobody Prays

Title: Nobody Prays Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 36 x 24 in Series: Northwestern ID#: SGR2999 Year: 2009 Price: SOLD – held in the private collection of Michael & Renee Paradis M.D. Description/Notes: [imageflow id=”137″]

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H1N1 Swine Flu

Title: H1N1 Swine Flu Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 40 x 30 in Series: Back-story Underpainting ID#: SGR2995 Year: 2009 Price: SOLD – held in the private collection of Matt Roloff Description/Notes: Local Portland Oregon reality T.V. star Matt Roloff of TLC’s  ”Little People, Big World”. Standing next to his recent purchase of his brother’s painting. This […]

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Where is Mission School?

Title: Where is Mission School? Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 36 x 24 in Series: Neo-classical ID#: SGR2992 Year: 2009 Price: $1,500 Description/Notes: “Where is Mission School?” was started in 2007 after reading an article in Artnews magazine titled New Visionaries: Contemporary Artists are Picking up by Barbara Pollack.  He found that some old friends […]

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Portland Love Show 2011

Title: Portland Love Show 2011 Medium: Oil and Soil on canvas Size: 24 x 60 inches Series: Back Story Under Painting ID#: SGR3102 Year: 2011 Price: $700

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The Swan and the Goat

Title: The Swan and the Goat Medium: Oil on Linen Size: 6 x 4 ft Series: Olander ID#: SGR3072 Year: 2011 Price: SOLD

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Amanda Knox Painting – latest update

Title: Amanda Knox Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 60×60 inches ID#: SGR3066 Year: 2009-2011 Price: in progress contact artist Description: The painting and the back-story deals with the tragic events of the past few years of Amanda Knox who is currently serving a life sentence in Italy for the murder of Meredith Kurcher.

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Hudson – A Crash on the Hudson

Title: Hudson – A Crash on the Hudson Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 48  x 36  inches ID#: SGR3020r Year: 2010 Series: Northwestern – Backstory Underpainting Price: $800 [imageflow id=”65″]

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Gulf Oil Spill

Title: Gulf Oil Spill 2010 Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 36 x 24 inches ID#: SGR3007 Year: 2010 Price: $500 Description: The back-story for this painting deals with the Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

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MJ – Michael Jackson

Title: MJ – Michael Jackson Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 48 x 36 inches ID#: SGR3022 Year: 2010 Price: $600 at the Wine Cellar or Contact Artist Description: The back-story is about the sudden death of Michael Jackson and the relationship to his doctor.

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Video about the Amanda Knox painting

Check out this new video Jeremy James Roloff created from the night of the Opening at the Urban Grind in the Pearl, Portland. Last First Thursday November 4th 2010, I had an opening of my recent paintings. Among the paintings was a finished painting of Amanda Knox, this painting I allowed anyone that showed up between […]

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Beautiful Monochromatic painting – Haiti

Title: Haiti Series: Olander Size: 48×72 inches / 4×6 feet Medium: Oil on Canvas Price: SOLD

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140 Days – aka North Korea in 2009 Euna Lee and Laura Ling

Title: 140 Days – AKA North Korea in 2009 Euna Lee and Laura Ling Medium: Oil on Linen Size: 4’ x 6’ feet or 72 x 48 inches Date: October 2009 Price: Contact Artist or see it in person at the Urban Grind NE Description: The back-story was started the day Euna Lee and Laura […]

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Back-Story for 140 Days

Title: 140 Days – AKA North Korea in 2009 Euna Lee and Laura Ling Medium: Oil on Linen Size: 4’ x 6’ feet or 48 x 72 inches Date: October 2009 Price: Contact Artist Description: The back-story was started the day Euna Lee and Laura Ling were captured by the North Koreans. The Korean words […]

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The Fox and The Fish

Title: The Fox and The Fish Medium: Oil on Canvas ID#: SGR3030 Series: Backstory Underpainting Size: 36 x 24 inches Price: SOLD

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Back-Story for The Fox and The Fish

This painting was painted in true “Back-Story Under Painting” fashion, in that under the layers of paint there are multiple layers dealing with a subject matter and in this case, Evolution. The piece started with a sketch of a Fox with a sword which represents creationist and a fish which symbolizes evolutionist. At the same […]

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Crow

Crow Date: 2009 Medium: Oil On Canvas Size: 48 x 36 inches Description: The back-story deals with an old friend named Brian “Crow” Durham.

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Back-Story Crow

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2010 Golf of Mexico Oil Spill

Title: 2010 Golf of Mexico Oil Spill Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 36 x 24 inch Series: Backstory ID#: SGR3007 Year: 20 Price: $500 Description/Notes: This painting is still in progress. It is obviously inspired by the recent BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Below you can still see the Oil Rig and the spill […]

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