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POLAMALU-FOURTH AND INCHES-OIL by buffalographics POLAMALU-FOURTH AND INCHES-OIL by buffalographics
This is Troy Polamalu. To date, this is the highest profile commission that I have had to do. For some of you "Die-hard Steeler Fans," you already know who Troy Polamalu is. For those of you who do not, Troy is one of the hardest working, most talented players to play the game of football. He just re-signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Troy was the 16th overall choice in the draft a few years ago. He received a five-year, $8.275 million contract. There is also a total of $3.2 million in performance incentives over the course of the contract that could push the potential value to $11.475 million! This makes him the highest paid strong safety in the entire league! In my opinion, no one deserves this more than this young man. Visually, there is no mistaking #43 on the field and no one covers a playing field like Troy, no one!

Original is Sold. Owners-NFL Hall of Fame, Canton, OH

This piece is traditional oils. The original is 18" x 24".

This the link to the "work-in-progress":

www.karchnerwesternart.com/blo…

Here are links to my art:

Karchner Western Art Website: WESTERN ART

Buffalo Trader Online Website: WESTERN ART

Buffalo Trader Online Website: WESTERN DECOR


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native65 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
'09 a few years ago, and he is still one my favorite players to watch. I'm not a big Steelers fan, a fan nevertheless... But Troy has always been a pleasure to watch. You're so correct in that statment "hardest working, most talented player to play the game of football" That's how you need to play the game that you love & when your getting paid that kind of money. This man has heart..
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runswithwind Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Just Wow..........amazing inspiration from both of you!
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Greaterwill Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
This is incredible!
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mvision Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
This is absolutely the best painting I've seen in a long time! Wow! that's all I can really say....
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JonHughes Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Amazing work! Thanks for submitting it to the gallery :)
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Gilly71 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an amazing piece of work!
Great light, shadow & colour. Not to mention the likeness too
Fantastic!
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buffalographics Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Thanks for the kind words!!
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spidermansis Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
good likeness!
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Samarai Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
I'm a dyed in the wool Raiders fan, from back in the days of "The Mad Bomber" and "The Snake." I am also a fan of the game and, as such, I have the jerseys of several players for whom I have great respect, regardless. Two of them are Steelers. One of them is Troy.

This is a great tribute to a great player. Next time I go to Canton, I will definitely look for it.
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buffalographics Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
I too remember all of this! I am 57. Thanks for the kind words on my Polamalu piece! Take it easy, my good friend!!--Denny
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