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Published: January 9, 2008
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Ryan Miller. The goaltender for the Buffalo Sabres! A true hero in our town!

I composed this oil painting on my Christmas break. I was also working on other commissioned drawings while I was working on this project, so i had to take time off to finish it, but I did finish it within the time frame projected!

This is my first realistic-type painting, however the painting is painted heavily with many brushstrokes and there is alot of color blended to create other colors.

I used silver oil paint that cost me a little more than $25.00 for a small tube. It contains aluminum, so it was very expensive.

Framed Photo Hanging on my wall [link]
Closer Image of Painting w/ frame [link]
Me standing next to the Miller Painting @ the Allentown Art Festival [link]

You can also check out the feature on Ryan Miller's Website, [link] with my painting in the Lifestyles section [link] This website is hosted through NHL.com, so I was very excited to see that my artwork made it such a long way, especially to help a good cause!

2008. Oil Painting. 48" x 50"
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joed86's avatar
wow this is amazing! I love it
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Erunks's avatar
Erunks|Hobbyist General Artist
LUVVVV THIS!
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cookiesmaketheworld's avatar
damn.... thats awesome!
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SabreUK's avatar
Hey

Very sorry, I just realised I never came over to check out your finished piece!

Great painting...I bow down...I'm comfortable with pencils but paint is still a skill I'm yet to master. I also have an updated Miller drawing in the pipeline...ready for the Playoffs tonight? I'm SO excited.

Let's hope Miller takes care of business.

All the best

Stephen :)
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Kat326's avatar
Kat326| General Artist
Wow! This is quite gorgeous, I love the colours!!!!
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nazgul252's avatar
the scale of it is fantastic. is it oil alone or other mediums? either way, it's great.
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BiondoArt-dot-com's avatar
BiondoArt-dot-com|Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! it is only oil Paint! Thanks again!
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nazgul252's avatar
that's impressive. im trained somewhat in acrylics and ive tried oils and find them impossible, so i can really appreciate the work you've done here. again, really great :)
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BiondoArt-dot-com|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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MicahBlacklock|Hobbyist General Artist
This is...wow. This is extremely well done, it's actually making me tear up (maybe it's for my love of Ryan Miller and art, or maybe the gorgeous execution) but I love it, I love it, the way the jersey's calming, blue colors make the harsh, intense colors of the face/mask dull a little bit so it's not hard to look at; the color scheme of the face to show his determination and fierceness, but it's just the right about of yellow/orange/red tones in the face to make it a little abstract but still realistic...*dies a little inside* I can't say anything more. Just marvelous. (You probably think I'm crazy. Dx Sorry about my gushing over your artwork.)
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BiondoArt-dot-com|Professional Traditional Artist
:) That's really wonderful to hear! Thank you for all of your kind words! I just recently found out that this piece is featured on Ryan Miller's Website, hosted through NHL.com! I was really excited to see that! I will update the artists comments, but If you want to check it out, you can goto Millertime30.com and check out the Lifestyles section... you can read a little bit about what we plan to use the artwork to benefit his Mission for the Steadfast Foundation! Thank you once again! I Greatly appreciate it! :)
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MicahBlacklock|Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome; they're only fitting since I love your painting so very much. And congrats on the feature! That's quite an honor, and I'll be sure to check out the site. :)
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buffalosabresfan|Student Photographer
I just love the color of this piece, its really nice, and i just love the light blue and whtie tones , it gives it a frosty effect. XD
ryan miller is the coolest :)
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BiondoArt-dot-com|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks hun! So glad we got him that contract!
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buffalosabresfan|Student Photographer
no problem, and oh I know i was sooo happy when I heard about that 5 year deal :D
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freakyfan3754's avatar
I'm a Bruins fan but this is awesome work!
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BiondoArt-dot-com|Professional Traditional Artist
Well thank you! The Sabres just tried to pick up our own Chara, with a 6'7" defensemen! Good luck to you guys next season, but I will always say "Go Sabres!"
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Ha, nice. And good luck to you too :) .
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BiondoArt-dot-com|Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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msdcool13's avatar
AMAZING!!!
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BiondoArt-dot-com|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! That is much apprecited!
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msdcool13's avatar
You're welcome^^
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tackzack7890|Professional Interface Designer
I love this so much! Definitely my desktop wallpaper now as well! :)
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