Phillies Celebrate the Flyin' Hawaiian with Baseball Glove Artwork

Shane Victorino Presented with Painted Glove

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Shane Victorino Baseball Glove Art

The Philadelphia Phillies honored Victorino during a pre-game ceremony on August 3 at Citizens Bank Park, presenting him with this one-of-a-kind painting as recognition of his All-Star Phillies career.

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The "Flyin' Hawaiian", a two-time All-Star, won three NL Gold Glove Awards over eight seasons in Philly and was part of their 2008 Championship team.

Shane's celebration after hitting his pivotal grand slam in Game 2 of the 2008 NL Division Series is featured, too.

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For this painting commission, the Phillies chose photo references and sourced an Akadema baseball glove just like the one Shane used in the outfield.

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Creating the Victorino Glove Artwork

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The painting was created with acrylic paints and on an Akadema outfielders glove. Once the team selected from a variety of designs I presented using photos they chose, work began on preparing and painting the glove. This included hand-lettering of text, Phillies logo and portrait painting.

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The tight space in the glove required chopping the brush handle in half so I could fit it and my hand in there to paint.

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Baseball Artwork for the Philadelphia Phillies

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

Thanks to the Phillies for partnering with me to create this special gift and here's to Shane enjoying this keepsake artwork for years to come.

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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. Glove art has helped fundraising efforts of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and the Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Camp.

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 >

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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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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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.

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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 Glove art is sold.

It's among nearly two-dozen painted gloves created over the years that have been collected into this portfolio book, "Sean Kane Baseball Art", Available HERE.

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

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

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, 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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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 >

Now Available: Baseball Glove Art β€” A Collection of Selected Painted Gloves

Portfolio Book 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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Contents

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 a brief bio.

Sample Pages

 Clemente and Larsen's Perfect Game paintings.

Clemente and Larsen's Perfect Game paintings.

 Bench and Gehrig pages.

Bench and Gehrig pages.

Signed Books

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

Order Your Copy

$19.99 + $4 shipping. Total $23.99 (US) β€’ 22 pages, 7 x 7 inches softcover

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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.

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

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. Clients include the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Camp.

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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Baseball Glove Art Unboxing

Here's a glimpse of what it's typically like to receive a Painted Glove:

This unboxing video should give a pretty good example of what you or a gift recipient should expect upon delivery of a custom glove or glove from my shop.

Each Baseball Glove Artwork arrives in a well-protected shipping box. Inside of that is an archival museum storage box with metal edges.

Inside the gift box is a canvas "equipment bag" with the Sean Kane Baseball Art logo patch on the outside. The glove is on the inside!

Also included is a display stand for the glove. Depending on the glove style, the stand will either be a wooden easel or a wire stand. In this case, the museum wire stand is shown in the video.

A photo is included to show how to place artwork on the display stand.

A personalized note can be included for gift recipients. And an artwork info card or "back label" is included with title, date, contact info and care instructions.

Just let me know if you have any questions about packaging for Painted Gloves or special requests if ordering a special gift. I'm happy to accommodate requests, if possible.