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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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 >

Milwaukee Brewers 1987 Team Streak Glove Painting

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30th Anniversary '87 Team Celebrated on Art at Brewers Fantasy Camp 2017

The latest Brewers Fantasy Camp featured art I created which focused on the legendary 1987 Milwaukee Brewers, who began their season with a 13-game winning streak.

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"Team Streak", as they became known, is probably one of my most ambitious glove art paintings so far.

Incorporated in the design are five players key to the excitement of the 1987 Brewers:

Paul Molitor had a 39-game hit streak that season and is depicted coming out of the batters box after his hit in the last game of his streak.

Juan Nieves is depicted throwing the Brewers first no-hitter, a game caught by Bill Schroeder.

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Teddy Higuera threw 32 consecutive scoreless innings in 1987.

Dale Sveum had the game winning home run on Easter Sunday, keeping the Brewers winning streak alive.

And Rob Deer led the way on the Sports Illustrated cover story about the hot Milwaukee team. The image of him on the cover of SI was the basis for my portrait of him.

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Being a painting about a team, it seemed natural that the whole team should be represented. All player names from the '87 Brewers roster plus manager Tom Trebelhorn are included in the design.

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The catcher's mitt is a pro model 1980s Rawlings, matching the era of the team depicted. While not the exact style used by Bill Schroeder the night he caught the Nieves no-hitter, the mitt did make for an ideal canvas for this painting

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This glove art was part of the fundraising efforts of Brewers Fantasy Camp. The raffle for the "Team Streak" art raised money for Stars and Stripes Honor Flight of Wisconsin.

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The winner of the framed painted glove was Fantasy Camper Scott F., who says he already knows exactly where it's going to hang in his home.

Framed "Team Streak" Baseball Glove Art with artist Sean Kane and winner of the painting.

Framed "Team Streak" Baseball Glove Art with artist Sean Kane and winner of the painting.

While not raised as a native Brewers fan, it's hard not to root for such a great group of guys and the opportunity to share my work with them in the desert the past few winters.

Maryvale Stadium, Phoenix, getting ready for Brewers Fantasy Camp game.

Maryvale Stadium, Phoenix, getting ready for Brewers Fantasy Camp game.

Cecil Cooper at clubhouse meeting

Cecil Cooper at clubhouse meeting

Previous paintings for the Brewers Fantasy Camp included '82 Brew Crew and Cecil Cooper glove art

 

 

 

 

Bill Schroeder addressing Q&A Night

Bill Schroeder addressing Q&A Night

Big thanks to Brewers TV analyst and fantasy camp organizer Bill Schroeder, ace photographer Rick Ramirez and the Brewers camp staff and former players for welcoming me back to Phoenix for the third year in a row.

Sean Kane's baseball glove art has been commissioned by the Philadelphia Phillies, is in the collection of The National Pastime Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and private collections across the country.  Sean was recognized as “Artist of the Month” by the National Art Museum of Sport.

Baseball Glove Art Featuring Bob Uecker

Bob Uecker Baseball Glove Painting

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"Mr. Baseball" featured on one-of-a-kind Baseball Art

Baseball announcer, retired baseball player and comedic actor Bob Uecker is portrayed as a member of the Milwaukee Braves on this vintage baseball glove painted by artist Sean Kane.

  • Original acrylic painting on classic leather baseball mitt

  • 1960's Rawlings mitt is approximately 11 in. w x 10.5 in. h

  • Hand-painted portrait and lettering of Uecker from his playing days.

  • Mitt arrives with wood display easel, ready to be displayed

  • For gifts, a card with your personalized message can be included

  • Created with top quality materials to protect its longevity and lifetime of enjoyment

$3750


    
Shipping is Free. Purchaser pays No sales tax for deliveries to the U.S.

Please allow 5-7 business days for your painted glove art to arrive. Need it quicker? Just let me know.

For questions about this artwork, giving it as a gift, etc., I'd be happy to talk with you. Please phone 519-836-5647 or email sean@seankane.com

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Bob Uecker is probably best known for his roles as radio announcer for the Milwaukee Brewers and as a comedic actor.

Uecker starred in the popular "Major League" movies as the announcer Harry Doyle.

He appeared regularly in the sitcom "Mr. Belvedere". Uecker was also a frequent guest on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show".  Uecker is also known for his role in the popular Miller Lite commercials.

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From 1962 to 1967, Uecker was a catcher for the Milwaukee Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves.

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He was part of the 1964 St. Louis Cardinals World Championship team.

Bob Uecker was inducted into the broadcaster wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.

In a nod to Mr. Uecker's sense of humor, this depiction of him is based on one of his Topps baseball card photos. In the baseball card photo he is shown in a left-handed batting pose -- even though he was a right-handed batter. Classic Ueck.

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Given Bob Uecker's connection to Milwaukee -- being raised there, making his MLB debut with the Milwaukee Braves and long tenure as Brewers play-by-play announcer -- it seemed natural to portray him with a Milwaukee cap on in this detailed painted portrait.

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The glove is a '60s era Rawlings HOH X professional model glove, approximately 11 inches wide by 10.5 inches tall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ideal office bookshelf or man-cave centerpiece, this museum-quality baseball keepsake is sure to turn heads and start conversations.

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This baseball glove art of Bob Uecker painted by Sean Kane is available for $3750.

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Questions and inquiries are welcomed. Contact via Email or by phone at 519-836.5647 to make purchase and shipping arrangements.

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(On a fun personal note, I was fortunate to get to sit "in the front row" with Mr. Uecker at Brewers Fantasy Camp in 2016!)

Sean Kane's baseball glove art is in the collection of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and private collections across the country.  Sean was recognized as “Artist of the Month” by the National Art Museum of Sport.

Inquires about paintings and commissioning glove artworks are welcome. Please contact sean@seankane.com or telephone 519-836-5647.

A Career Captured on a Mitt: A Gift for Coop

Glove Art Commissioned as a Surprise Present for Cecil Cooper

Last year a Painted Glove featuring Cecil Cooper was created for the Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Camp as a fundraising item, which turned out to be a hit.

That baseball glove art prompted camp friends and former Brewers teammates of Coop's to commission a new painting celebrating his impressive baseball career -- this time as a surprise gift for him.

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This gift was given to Cecil Cooper at Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Camp earlier this month (Feb. 2016) in Arizona.

The glove features depictions of Coop's time on two American League Championship Teams: playing first base with the Boston Red Sox (1971-1976) and up to bat the Brewers (1977-1987).

Centered on the large mitt is the main portrait of him as a Brewer.

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Since Coop is a lefty, I chose an appropriate 80's era Rawlings first base mitt, just like the one he told me he used during his career.

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All the big stats and honors from Cecil Cooper's career are noted, including his Gold Gloves, All-Star games, Silver Sluggers and RBI Leader years.

Also, researching his 2192 career hits, I found that Coop ranked 112th on the All-Time Hits list at the time of his retirement.

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Cecil expressed excitement about the gift from his friends and says it will be displayed proudly at home between his Gold Glove Award and Roberto Clemente Award.

As the artist, it doesn't get much better than knowing that a creation is meaningful to the recipient.

 

 

 

Rob Deer and Camper looking on with Coop.

Rob Deer and Camper looking on with Coop.

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What a thrill to be a part of this gift and to have the opportunity to celebrate Coop's career as a player. Big thanks to David, Bill and Jerry for entrusting me with this commission for their friend.

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Sean Kane's baseball glove art is in the collection of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum along with private and corporate collections across the country.  

Inquires about paintings and commissioning glove artworks are welcome. Please contact sean@seankane.com or telephone 519-836-5647.

1982 Milwaukee Brewers Infield on Fantasy Camp Fundraiser Art

'82 Brew Crew Baseball Glove Artwork a Hit

A baseball glove painting commemorating the 1982 Milwaukee Brewers starting infield was part of the fun and fundraising at the Brewers Fantasy Camp recently held in Phoenix.

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The intricate painting features Hall of Famers Paul Molitor and Robin Yount, Jim Gantner and Cecil Cooper.

The glove used is a 1980's Rawlings Pro Model. Upon seeing the glove, Yount said, "That's my gamer." It wasn't actually one of his game-used gloves, but it confirmed that the glove was definitely the right one for this painting.

The deep pocket of the glove and wrap around design of the artwork required cutting my paint brush handles in half (link opens new window) in order to fit my hand in the glove while painting.

The design process involved selecting photo reference of the infielders from 1982, arranging them with an eye on where seams and fingers break up the surface, and sizing them to fit.

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I definitely wanted to include the iconic Brewers logo, placed on the "infield diamond" of the glove, along with other logo types the team used on jerseys from the Championship season.

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Photo: Rick Ramirez

Photo: Rick Ramirez

It was a thrill to be present for Fantasy Camp Q&A Night with participants from the '82 AL Championship team.

And it was a treat showing the artwork to 3 of the 4 guys portrayed on the glove: Gantner, Yount and Cooper.

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Also answering questions that night from the 1982 team were Don Money, Mike Caldwell and Brewers/baseball legend, Bob Uecker, who I got to sit with in the front row.

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Former Brewer and Fantasy Camp coach, Don Money, is shown here with the winner of the glove artwork, camper Paul C., whose name he drew in the raffle.

Best of all, the '82 Brew Crew Painted Glove was part of an exciting and generous camp fundraising effort (including Kangaroo Court fines, jersey auction and matching grants) that raised $7500 for Stars and Stripes Honor Flight

The donation from Brewers Fantasy Camp will send many WWII and Korean War veterans to Washington, DC to visit their memorials. Fantastic!

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A big thanks to Brewers' broadcaster and captain of the camp, Bill Schroeder (above, talking to Brewers' Doug Melvin), along with pal Rick Ramirez and the rest of the Brewers staff and Fantasy Camp family that welcomed me back to their awesome event to be a part of the fun.

1982 Brewers Infielders featured on Painted Glove art by Sean Kane.

1982 Brewers Infielders featured on Painted Glove art by Sean Kane.

Sean Kane's baseball glove art has been featured on NBC Sports.com, ESPN.com, MLB Network Radio, and is in the collection of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, private and corporate collections across the country. Sean has been recognized by the National Art Museum of Sport for his baseball art. 

Inquires about paintings and commissioning glove artworks are welcome. Please contact sean@seankane.com or telephone 519-836-5647.

Painting a Baseball Glove: Step-by-Step Look at the Portrait Process

A Peek at Where all the Hours Go

Photo by  DaviesPhoto.ca

This Painted Glove featuring Cecil Cooper was especially time-intensive, easily topping the 40 hour mark.

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Completing this work included: researching the glove he used, finding an available glove, selecting which career highlights to feature, locating reference photos (one of which was supplied, thankfully), designing all of these elements around the landscape of the vintage Rawlings first base mitt, then getting down to painting and hand-lettering. Whew!

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Here's a look at how it all came together using acrylic paints and some pretty tiny brushes.

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First blocking in the areas to be painted.

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Getting the iconic Brewers color scheme and placement worked out.

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First strokes of the portrait, with accurate placement of features of primary concern at this stage.

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Getting started on the hat details.

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Finally getting there!

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There was a second batting stance portrait added on the thumb.

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Ready for the small lettering now.

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What a career!

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Cecil was very complimentary about how it turned out.

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And one lucky Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Camp participant got to take this keepsake home, signed by Coop.

Now back to the drawing board and the next painted glove...  Thanks for taking a look.