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Miller Time by BiondoArt-dot-com Miller Time by BiondoArt-dot-com
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 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
wow this is amazing! I love it
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Erunks Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LUVVVV THIS!
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cookiesmaketheworld Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
damn.... thats awesome!
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SabreUK Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010   Writer
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 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009   General Artist
Wow! This is quite gorgeous, I love the colours!!!!
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OmiAna117280 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Nice work.
:)
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nazgul252 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
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 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! it is only oil Paint! Thanks again!
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nazgul252 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
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 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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MicahBlacklock Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks hun! So glad we got him that contract!
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buffalosabresfan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Student
I'm a Bruins fan but this is awesome work!
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BiondoArt-dot-com Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  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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freakyfan3754 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Student
Ha, nice. And good luck to you too :) .
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BiondoArt-dot-com Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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freakyfan3754 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Student
You're welcome :) .
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msdcool13 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
AMAZING!!!
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BiondoArt-dot-com Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! That is much apprecited!
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msdcool13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
You're welcome^^
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tackzack7890 Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I love this so much! Definitely my desktop wallpaper now as well! :)
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BiondoArt-dot-com Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
haha! Yea! That's really cool of you! Much appreciated!
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SabreUK Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008   Writer
Hey, thanks for the comments on my Miller drawing!

Haven't logged in for a LONG time so apologies for the delay replying!

I think your painting is incredible, I am okay with a brush but no where near as accomplished as you! Great piece...do you ever sell you work or do commissions?
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BiondoArt-dot-com Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! And your welcome! Your Miller drawing is very good! I do commissions for anybody who wants something... if they cannot afford and original then I always encourage canvas prints! I hope that all is well! If you are interested in anything, then please send me a note! Thanks!
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MagneticHeat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
I dig it! Hopefully we can keep him on the roster long term. You really did that mask justice, although I liked it better when it was red and black and silver etc lol but thats just my opinion of the mask. Again, excellent job :)
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BiondoArt-dot-com Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! That is another great compliment! I think his mask did look really cool with the black red and silver as well, but either way his design on his mask is one of the sickest that I've ever seen!
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MagneticHeat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
agreed
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pleasure1969 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
Just remember that MONTREAL HABS ARE NUMBER 1 TEAM OF ALL TIME!
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BiondoArt-dot-com Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I''m sorry to say... DEFINITELY NOT!!! The Sabe's have more goals for! I can't wait to play you guys in April!
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pleasure1969 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Hopefully Montreal will go easy on the Sabes.
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BiondoArt-dot-com Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:) I'll come back to you on this! :) Have a great Easter!!
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pleasure1969 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Yes go to the church and pray for your team. April 3 will be the death of them. LOL
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djinn-world Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
WAAAA Ryan Miller COOL! just perfectly awesome! Good luck to the Sabers to make it to the playoffs!
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BiondoArt-dot-com Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thanks!!! I hope that we make it as well... what a great game last night against the Lightning... 6 GOALS IN THE 3RD PERIOD!!! Soo nasty!
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marcbalbi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Great :clap:
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BiondoArt-dot-com Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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RachyG Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
yes that was @ a practice. i'm from buffalo but i don't live there anymore. this painting is AMAZING!!!
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BiondoArt-dot-com Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
YEAH! Buffalo baby! I'm proud to say that I am from here, but I hate the weather!! :( Thank you so much for the compliment!
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WhiteLeaf55 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
looks pretty dang good, i can't do anything with oil paints. Good work!
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BiondoArt-dot-com Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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bugsytrex Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GREAT Miller pic! I love it! I may be a Blackhawks fan, but I do have my favorites in the NHL, Miller's one of them (the other would be Sidney Crosby...just don't tell my fiance that! ;) ...he hates the Penguins... :XD:).

Anyways, AWESOME picture!
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BiondoArt-dot-com Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:) HAHA! I love your quote dude! That's classic! I love that commercial! Anyways, thank you for that compliment! You also have to thank Buffalo for creating Patrick Kane! :) He's a great hockey player! I met him one time, he is family friends with one of my friends! I think that Blackhawks are a good team! but I love the Sabres! I just recently met Ryan & his father at the Catwalk for Charity! I have pictures of facebook. Ryan is going to sell this print through his Steadfast Foundation website! I'm real excited about that!!!! I will post a journal about it all and post my pix on myspace so everyone can see them! Check back if you are interested! They are great pictures!
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bugsytrex Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL! That's the BEST commercial EVER! LOL! It never gets old to me! I put it up on my and my fiance's MySpace! LOL! Something about two goalies trading "yo mama" jokes is pure genius!

Anyways, you're very welcome! And you're right about Kane! We lucked out with that kid (he has some CRAZY skill! Have you SEEN some of his shoot-out goals?! O.o ). I thought it was so sweet that in our game vs. the Sabres, Pat Kane's grandfather was out there on the ice!

I'm a Blackhawks fan (due to my fiance and his dad), but I also like other teams too (just don't tell my fiance! ;) ). LOL! I once said that I liked Sidney Crosby 'cause he's a great player (he IS!) and my fiance told me not to be a traitor. :giggle:

Anyhoos, I like the Sabres and Miller (I particulary liked that little beanie-hat Miller wore on top of his goalie mask during the Winter Classic. That was cute! :XD: ....I'm such a girl! )! The Sabres are a great team too! (The 'Hawks are great...we just have some problems right about now... :bleh:).

Either way, before I talk your ear off, I'll be more than happy to see those pics and such when you get them posted! :XD: That would be SWEET!

I'll definitely be in touch!

Huzzah from a fellow hockey fan!
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BiondoArt-dot-com Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thanks for the great long response! I love that! I went to that game that you were talking about, Blackhawks vs. Sabres! Everyone was clapping for Kane when he scored, including myself! I thought that was really cool! Buffalolians always support each other! :) He's been a Sabres fan for a long time, ya know? lol :)

I also just uploaded a bunch of photos, check out my blog, and even comment on it if you can!

Thanks!
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bugsytrex Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's been a Sabres fan for a long time, ya know?

That's what the announcers were saying before that game. They had like, a MILLION interviews with him about "coming home to Buffalo". It was cute.

Personally, I'm just thrilled that the Hawks have ended their losing streak! Supposedly, we're getting Toews back tomorrow...I can't wait.

Seeing Toews and Kane on the ice together is like magic. I mean, out here in Chicago it's said that Kane and Toews have given the Blackhawks franchise the shot in the arm that it needed (which is true)!

Anyhoos, LOVED the pics you had on your MySpace! (would I be a "stalker" if I added you as a friend?! ;) ). It REALLY looked like SO much fun! I wish I was there!
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BiondoArt-dot-com Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I know Toews & Kane are so sick together! They really know how to play hockey! Great chemisty! They really did give a lot of life to the Blackhawks! You guys are pretty deadly. I, personnaly, think that if they make it to the playoffs this season, they will take it real far! I think that they have a lot of determination in that team.

I would actually love it if you added me as a friend on myspace and kept in touch with me! I love to meet new people, so the more friends the merrier!!! :) so add me as a friend and send me a message saying you are Bugsytrex from deviant art, so i know who you are!

Thanks!
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