Braun Painting Celebrates Wild Card Brew Crew
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
• This Painted Glove has been sold. •
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.
"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.
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 >