Phillies Honor Hall of Fame Inductee Jim Thome with Custom Art

Painting featuring Jim Thome on Game-Used Base

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Jim Thome Baseball Base Art

The Philadelphia Phillies honored slugger Jim Thome during a pre-game ceremony on June 14, presenting him with this one-of-a-kind painting as recognition of his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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The Phillies sent me a game-used base with a connection to Thome's time on the team for this painting commission.

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The base was on the field as first base when Thome hit his final Phillies home run, a walk-off homer in 2012.

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Creating the Thome Base Artwork

The painting was created with acrylic paints and is 15 x 15 inches. Once the team selected from a variety of designs I presented, work began on preparing and painting the base. This included hand-lettering of text, Phillies logo and portrait painting. Quite a bit bigger than my usual glove art, this one clocked in at 120+ hours.

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Thome signed with the Phillies in 2003. Over parts of four seasons with the team, he hit .260 with 101 home runs, 281 RBI and a .925 OPS.

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Thome finished his career with 612 home runs over 22 seasons and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018.

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 Work in progress, rotated to get the light to land where I can see what I'm working on.

Work in progress, rotated to get the light to land where I can see what I'm working on.

Baseball Artwork for the Phillies

This is my third painting for the Phillies. Previously I painted catcher "Chooch" Ruiz and a glove for Ryan Howard, which was also presented in an on-field ceremony at Citizens Bank Park.

 Back of Thome base with MLB authentication sticker and my back labels.

Back of Thome base with MLB authentication sticker and my back labels.

Thanks to the Phillies for asking me to partner with them to create this special gift and here's to Jim and his family enjoying this keepsake artwork for years to come.

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• This Painting has been sold. •

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Interested in a custom baseball glove painting?  Just Let Me Know.

Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa, and has been the subject of a solo gallery show in New York City, and is in private collections across the U.S.

His glove paintings have been featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, and MLB Network Radio.

Sean has been a professional artist for over 25 years and a baseball fan since he was old enough to wear his dad's old mitt.  More info >

Giants Madison Bumgarner Baseball Glove Art

MadBum Painting Celebrates 2014 World Series MVP

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Madison Bumgarner baseball glove art.

2014 World Series MVP highlighted with portrait and hand-lettering.

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Commissioned by a big Giants fan, of course.

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Challenge getting my hand in there to paint the portrait in the middle of the very deep pocket of this glove.

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On a Rawlings glove just like MadBum used in 2014 (as far as I could tell). Love that orange on black leather!

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• This Painted Glove has been sold. •

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Interested in a custom baseball glove painting?  Just Let Me Know.

Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa, and has been the subject of a solo gallery show in New York City, and is in private collections across the U.S.

His glove paintings have been featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, and MLB Network Radio.

Sean has been a professional artist for over 20 years and a baseball fan since he was old enough to wear his dad's old mitt.  More info >

Cal Ripken Gold Glove Artwork

One-of-a-Kind Painting Celebrates Iron Man Ripken

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Cal Ripken, Jr and his consecutive games played record-breaking achievement celebrated on a Pro-size Rawlings Gold Glove.

The Cal Ripken Sr Foundation commissioned this painted glove for their 14th Annual Aspire Gala in 2018.

• This Painting is has been sold. •

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The Ripken Foundation gala event honors sports and community leaders and raises funds for the foundation's work around the country supporting programs for at-risk youths.

They plan to build their 100th ball field this year, state-of-the-art facilities for communities around the U.S., among other programs.

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The artwork helps to capture the moment when Ripken surpassed Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played streak on September 6, 1995 at Oriole Field at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

The 2131 banners unveiled on the warehouse wall indicate Cal's record-breaking game. He went on to play 2632 straight games.

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Rawlings and the Ripken Foundation provided the pro-sized 13-inch authentic Gold Glove that was used for the painting.

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The scoreboard at Camden Yards is used as the backdrop for details about the record-breaking night.

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Ripken's illustrious, Hall of Fame career achievements are featured along the left side. These include Rookie of the Year, MVP, All-Star, Gold Glove Awards, Silver Slugger and All-Star Game MVP awards.

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Glove painting in progress. It took over 120 hours to complete the artwork, including research, design, preparing the glove and then the detailed painting.

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Also the Orioles bird is there with a 1983 World Series champions banner.

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Reference for the portrait is the iconic photograph by Scott Wachter.

Big thanks to the Ripken Foundation for inviting me to have a role in their efforts and putting this artwork to good use.

 Robert Smith Photography

Robert Smith Photography

Artist, meet Iron Man; Iron Man, meet Artist. A brief chance to say hello to Cal at the Ripken Foundation event in Baltimore.

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This Painting is has been sold.

Interested in a baseball glove painting? I can create custom glove art.  Just Let Me Know.

Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa, and has been the subject of a solo gallery show in New York City, and is in private collections across the U.S.

His glove paintings have been featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, and MLB Network Radio.

Sean has been a professional artist for over 20 years and a baseball fan since he was old enough to wear his dad's old mitt.  More info >

Ryan Braun Featured on 2008 Brewers Glove Artwork

Braun Painting Celebrates Wild Card Brew Crew

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Hand-painted baseball glove featuring Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers.

The glove art Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Brewers 2008 Wild Card team and Braun's impact on their success.

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This painting was created for the 2018 Brewers Fantasy Camp as a fundraising item and fun item for a lucky camper to take home. Fantasy Camp featured players from the 2008 Brewers team as coaches for the week.

This year's recipient of funds generously raised by campers was Amber's Last Promise, a Wisconsin-based organization seeking to better the lives of those affected by mental illness, including through suicide prevention efforts.

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The artwork is painted on an Easton personalized model donated by Ryan.

To complete the painting, including research, design, preparing the glove and, finally, getting out the tiny brushes took over 100 hours to complete.

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Art Includes portraits of Ryan at bat, him rounding first base after 2008 final game home run and (very small!) high-fiving fellow "untucked" '08 teammates Corey Hart and Mike Cameron after a victory. 

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As a final touch, Corey Hart helped to determine which camper would go home with the Braun painted glove, drawing the winner's name. (In '08 Brewers style, I went untucked in my attempt to reach Corey's long reach.)

The happy winner of the painting was a player on Corey's team during the week who plans to proudly display the glove in his Milwaukee office.

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• This Painted Glove has been sold. •

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In addition to the Braun glove art featured at Brewers Fantasy Camp, a special commission was presented to Brewers TV broadcaster and former catcher, Bill Schroeder.

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"Rock" has run Fantasy Camp for over a decade and campers showed their appreciation for the amazing experience he helps create each year.

The painting features his career in baseball, including catching the Brewers only no-hitter, on a Rawlings orange target mitt just like the kind he wore behind the plate in the 1980's.

Thanks to Bill and the Brewers Fantasy Camp for inviting me and my work to be part of their annual week of baseball fun.

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Interested in a custom baseball glove painting?  Just Let Me Know.

Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa, and has been the subject of a solo gallery show in New York City, and is in private collections across the U.S.

His glove paintings have been featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, and MLB Network Radio.

Sean has been a professional artist for over 20 years and a baseball fan since he was old enough to wear his dad's old mitt.  More info >

Custom Baseball Art for a Detroit Tigers Fan on Vintage Glove

A Big Tigers Fan Gets Special Baseball Gift

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I was asked to create this one-of-a-kind baseball glove painting for a Detroit Tigers fan.

The artwork includes portraits of four favorite players, the Tigers famous old english "D" logo, mentions of their championship years, a custom logo for the recipient's family and a 1984 World Series ball.

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The painting is on a vintage glove just like Chet Lemon (the recipient's favorite player!) used during his career with the Tigers and Chicago White Sox in the 1970's and 80s.

The four player portraits include Chet Lemon, Ty Cobb, Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander (who was traded after the painting was delivered).

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The banners include references to the Tigers World Series championships and to their Hall of Fame announcer, Ernie Harwell, and his famous home run call, "It's Long Gone!".

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The gift commemorates the recipient's family's first game at Comerica Park and I created a custom logo for the occasion with interlocking family initials.

Finally, the icing on the cake is the 1984 World Series baseball, placed in the web of the glove. The '84 team was a big part of the recipient's youth and it also incorporates another aspect of Chet Lemon's career.

Design Notes

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This is among the busiest designs I've created for a baseball glove painting, but is also one of the most personal creations. It's an honor knowing that it will be enjoyed by an avid Tigers fan.

A big thanks to the family that commissioned me to create this!

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This Painted Glove has been sold.

Interested in a baseball glove painting? I can create custom glove art.  Just Let Me Know.

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Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City and has been the subject of a solo gallery show in New York City, and is in private collections across the U.S.

His glove paintings have been featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, and MLB Network Radio.

Sean has been a professional artist for over 20 years and a baseball fan since he was old enough to wear his dad's old mitt.  More info >

Baseball Glove Art in Print: A Collection of Selected Painted Gloves

A portfolio of Sean Kane's portraits of the game's greats.

 Sean Kane Baseball Art: Paintings of Ballpark Heroes on Classic Baseball Gloves

Sean Kane Baseball Art: Paintings of Ballpark Heroes on Classic Baseball Gloves

I've selected nearly two-dozen painted gloves created over the past six years for this slim volume: "Sean Kane Baseball Art: Selected Baseball Glove Paintings 2012-2018"

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The softcover book is 22 pages and 7x7 inches and includes a few notes about the baseball glove paintings, my approach in creating these artworks and brief bio.

$19.99 + $5 shipping. Total $24.99 (US)

Do you want book signed? To?

You will receive an order receipt/confirmation via email. Your book ships from my studio in Canada within 2 days, packaged in stiff cardboard photo mailer and arrives via USPS.

Signed Books

If you wish to have book signed and/or personalized, please indicate instructions in field above. I will follow-up if inscription request is unclear. If no request is made, books are un-signed.

 Clemente and Larsen's Perfect Game paintings.

Clemente and Larsen's Perfect Game paintings.

A big Thank You if you decide to purchase this compact volume of my work.

 Bench and Gehrig pages.

Bench and Gehrig pages.

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$19.99 + $5 shipping. Total $24.99 (US) • 22 pages, 7x7" softcover

If you wish to have book signed and/or personalized, please indicate instructions in blank field here. I will follow-up if inscription request is unclear. Books are un-signed if no request is made.

Do you want book signed? To?

Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City and has been the subject of a solo gallery show in New York City, and is in private collections across the U.S.

His glove paintings have been featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, and MLB Network Radio.

Sean has been a professional artist for over 20 years and a baseball fan since he was old enough to wear his dad's old mitt.  More info >

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Shoeless Joe Jackson Painting on 100 year-old Glove

Shoeless Joe featured on artwork for The National Pastime Museum

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Famed slugger "Shoeless" Joe Jackson depicted on 100-year old baseball glove from the era in which he played.

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A couple of career details and name are included in type reminiscent of that used in print design during his playing days.

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This is my sketch for the ribbon and name lettering.

I chose a sepia color palette for this painting to help capture the look of the era, when news about teams was poured over by fans in newspapers and magazines.

Shoeless Joe hit for a .356 average in his career, including .408 in 1911. He led the Chicago White Sox to the 1917 World Series title. And, of course, he's maybe best known for the 1919 Black Sox Scandal.

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This painted baseball glove portrait of Jackson is in the collection of The National Pastime Museum, an online museum based on a private collection of baseball artifacts.

This Painted Glove has been sold.

Interested in a baseball glove painting? I can create custom glove art.  Just Let Me Know.

Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City and has been the subject of a solo gallery show in New York City, and is in private collections across the U.S.

His glove paintings have been featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, and MLB Network Radio.

Sean has been a professional artist for over 20 years and a baseball fan since he was old enough to wear his dad's old mitt.  More info >

Hitting the Ice: Pucks become a New Canvas for Sports Art

Hockey Collectibles featuring Hand-Painted Player Portraits

  Example of Painted Puck hockey art.   This framed McPhee puck artwork is  NOT  available.

Example of Painted Puck hockey art. This framed McPhee puck artwork is NOT available.

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Just as the NHL is expanding this season, I'm now offering player portraits on something besides baseball gloves -- the hockey puck.

Hockey stars of past and present featured on one-of-a-kind Painted Pucks by acclaimed sports artist Sean Kane.

  • Custom, original painting of your favorite player on standard 3-inch hockey puck
  • Hand-painted portrait and lettering for a unique hockey keepsake
  • Painted Puck arrives with display easel, ready to be on view
  • For gifts, a card with your personalized message can be included
  • Created with top quality materials to protect its longevity for years to come
  • Artist featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com and MLB Network Radio

You Choose the Player

Shown here is an example of a Painted Puck featuring the new NHL expansion team Vegas Golden Knights General Manager, George McPhee.

* This McPhee hockey puck artwork is NOT available.* It's at the Golden Knights offices in Las Vegas.

As a player, McPhee was part of New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils teams in the 1980s. This after a stellar collegiate career at Bowling Green and winning the Hobey Baker Award.

I'll be showing more examples soon.

  Example of Painted Puck hockey art.   This George McPhee puck art is  NOT  available -- It's at the Golden Knights offices in Las Vegas.

Example of Painted Puck hockey art. This George McPhee puck art is NOT available -- It's at the Golden Knights offices in Las Vegas.

Museum-quality hockey gifts ideal for avid fans to display proudly at the office or in the man cave.

  • Perfect for sparking memories of hockey moments and celebrating favorite players.
  • Detailed, hand-painted portrait and lettering highlight fan-favorites who have laced up skates over the decades.
  • Original artwork (not a print or photo) is painted on standard 3-inch hockey pucks using archival professional-quality acrylic paints -- the same method used on my glove art.
  Example of Painted Puck nearing completion in my studio.   This George McPhee hockey puck artwork is  NOT  available.

Example of Painted Puck nearing completion in my studio. This George McPhee hockey puck artwork is NOT available.

Painted Puck Ordering - What to Expect

  • 1.  Indicate the player and the team they played for in the spaces below.
  • 2.  Click 'Order Puck Art' and enter payment info on secure PayPal checkout
  • 3.  I'll research photo references & prepare a color sketch for your approval.
  • 4.  Then I'll paint your one-of-a-kind puck artwork.
  • 5.  You'll see a photo of the painting before it is shipped.
  • 6.  I'll package it up, ready for gift-giving along with a display easel (framing not included).
  • 7.  The completed Puck Art ships for Free to you or a special hockey fan in your life.
  Example of Painted Puck artwork.   This George McPhee hockey puck painting is  NOT  available.

Example of Painted Puck artwork. This George McPhee hockey puck painting is NOT available.

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Reserve your Painted Puck now:

Museum-quality hockey portrait art on hockey puck.  Price: $975 (U.S.)

Hockey Player Name:
Team and Jersey:

Pricing includes all sales taxes and Free delivery. Production times are reserved once payment is received in full.

You will receive a confirmation from me once your order has been placed detailing name of player, delivery dates and payment receipt.

 

Click ORDER PUCK ART button to be taken to secure checkout via PayPal and credit card.

 

Questions and inquiries are welcomed. Contact via Email or by phone at 519-836-5647.


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Sean Kane's art is in the collection of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and The National Pastime Museum. He was recognized as “Artist of the Month” by the National Art Museum of Sport last year.

Sean's work has been commissioned by the
Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Camp and is in private collections across North America. His baseball glove art has been featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com and MLB Network Radio.

Sean grew up rooting for his hometown Chicago Blackhawks, which can be a bit tricky now that he lives near Toronto!

Inquires about paintings and commissioning puck art are encouraged. Just contact sean@seankane.com, via the Contact page or telephone 519-836-5647.