Current projects for Sports Artist John Robertson - Paintings for Atlanta Braves Stadium opened March 2017 and Green Bay Packers re-model opening July 2017. Created Sports Art for Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49er's, Fox Sports, Fox Sports Net, Prudential Sports Arena (New Jersey Nets New Jersey Devils), the Amway Sports Arena Orlando Magic, etc
Ryne Sandberg nicknamed "Ryno" played in Major
League Baseball as a second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago
I painted this sports art for my niece as a wedding
present. My sister lived in Chicago for a number of
years and, as I remember, she went to graduate school there also. She is a big fan of the Chicago Cubs and when
her first daughter was born she named her Ryne after Ryne Sandberg. Although they eventually moved away from the Chicago area they continued to be fans of Chicago.
Knowing that I am a sports artist, my niece asked for a Chicago Cubs
painting. So I have surprised her with
this baseball painting.
Ryne Sandberg Interesting Stats
Sandberg was a perennial All-Star and Gold Glove candidate,
making 10 consecutive All-Star appearances and winning nine consecutive Gold
Gloves from 1983 to 1991. His career .989 fielding percentage is a major-league
record at second base. Sandberg was elected to the National Baseball Hall of
Fame in January 2005; he was formally inducted in ceremonies on July 31, 2005.
Ryne Sandberg Quotes
In his July 31, 2005,
Cooperstown,NY Baseball Hall of Fame speech he said,
"The reason I am here, they tell me, is that I played the game a certain
way, that I played the game the way it was supposed to be played. I don’t know
about that, but I do know this: I had too much respect for the game to play it
any other way, and if there was there is a single reason I am here today, it is
because of one word, "respect."¹ I love to play baseball. I’m a
baseball player. I’ve always been a baseball player. I’m still a baseball
player. That’s who I am."
One of my favorite quotes from Ryne Sandberg is because it has
more meaning in to life and not just baseball.
He said, "In baseball, there's always the next day." There
is always the next day to move on with your life. Don't let the past haunt and weigh you
down. I like that thought.
The John Robertson Sports Art painting is 48" by
63" acrylic on unstretched canvas.