Shane Victorino Presented with Painted Glove
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.
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.
For this painting commission, the Phillies chose photo references and sourced an Akadema baseball glove just like the one Shane used in the outfield.
Creating the Victorino Glove Artwork
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.
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.
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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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 >