Archive for the ‘Grandbury Art Association’ Category

Granbury Books on The Square

December 8, 2014
2014 SWS Christmas Party Gift Painting picked by Ron Bigony, sws.  The scene is from Granbury , TX town square. 13"x19". Prints available for sale.

2014 SWS Christmas Party Gift Painting picked by Ron Bigony, sws. The scene is from Granbury , TX town square. 13″x19″.
Prints available for sale.


“Jurors Merit Award”

October 10, 2011

October 9, 2011 – My painting “Green Dragon” has been selected by Juror Vaughn Wascovich for “Jurors Merit Award” and a  cash at the Rio Brazos Art Exhibition at the Tarleton’s Langdon Center in Granbury Texas today. The Reception was attended by at least 100 artist and friends of artist’s. The food and wine was wonderful.

15th Annual Rio Brazos Exhibition

August 24, 2011

My painting “Green Dragon” has been excepted into the:
15th Annual Rio Brazos Exhibition
Tarlton’s Langdon Center Gordon House
Granbury TX
October 9 to October 23, 2011
Reception and Awards on Sunday October 23 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

White Rock Lake Sail Boat Reflections

April 18, 2011

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I started this painting while on the SWS White Rock Lake Paint Out last Sunday. I completed the painting in my studio. I gave the painting to Lindsey and Jenny to be in a fund-raiser silent auction. The boats are part of the SMU sailing team.

First Christian Church of Grapeland Texas

February 5, 2011

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16″x20″ Gift to my friend

The First Christian Church was organized around 1872 in the Old Red House community, about three miles east of Grapeland.  The congregation moved to Grapeland in 1882, and in 1895 this church was erected.  In 1915 the church building was moved to its present location. Some 75 years later the congregation disbanded and donated the church to the community.   
I knew a man who lived his life in Lubbock, Texas, and originally came from Grapeland. My friend is Herbert Walker Leaverton. Herbert’s grandfather built the Grapeland church in 1885. Herbert told me his grandfather hand cut the shingles for the tower. I recently visited Grapeland, and I knew the shingles were cut in all kinds of shapes: squares, rectangles, and octagons. They were laid out to create a beautiful art collage on the top of the tower. Herbert said his grandfather became the minister of the church, and that he later was married to Herbert’s grandmother there. Herbert’s grandparents had 11 children, one of whom was Herbert’s mother. This little church was Herbert’s place of worship while he lived in Grapeland.
I painted this scene as a gift for Herbert for his 91st birthday, and I had the opportunity to give it to him in person at the hospital. The painting brought a smile to his face and a sparkle and a tear to his eye. He held my hand and told me the story of the church in his own words and what it meant to him. Herbert was a different kind of a man in a special and unique way. I remember early last year I received a call from Herbert on my cell phone. I heard Herbert say “I am proud of you”. That phone call was his gift to me and will always be special to me.

Herbert passed away at 6:30 am on February 22, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas. He was 91.

The painting is now with Herbert’s son in Lubbock.


January 24, 2011

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18″x24″ Frame Size

This scene continues my fascination with the trolleys in uptown near my office. The maintainance facility is right across the street and each morning the workers stage up the trolleys for the days departure. Each morning there is a mini traffic jam creating tension. I tried to reflect that tension in this scene. I entered this painting along with “Vanilla Ice Cream and “Loading Up” in the 2011 Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition competition.

Load Up

January 10, 2011

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15″ tall  x 14″ wide

In this scene the trolley is being over taken by foreign tourist for a ride up the famous Powell street. Almost everyone is carrying a full back pack and no one is talking. The city is bustling with pedestrians moving quickly and quietly down the sidewalks in every direction going who knows where. The majority of the pedestrians have ear phones in their ears listening to music. I find the energy exciting and refreshing. Most of all I am impressed with the friendliness and kindness of the locals and the tourist.  There were artist everywhere, making art. It was a nice trip.

Vanilla Ice Cream

December 31, 2010

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January 2011 SWS 2nd Place Painting of the Month Award

This young San Francisco shopper was desperately trying to cross the street to catch the trolley without loosing her vanilla ice cream or her sweet roll. She actually made it to my surprise.

Pearl and Houston Street – Granbury Tx

October 24, 2010

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Pearl and Houston – Granbury TX
1st Place SWS Paint Out

“With Attitude” won the “Award of Excellence” at the Granbury Art Association Juried Fall Show

September 26, 2010

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Judge’s critique: “Nice wet in to wet technique; Nicest sketched seen in a long time; White jumping out at you and you are lead into the dense background; celebrates the use of the media; captures lushness of the area”
Show Stats: 151 Paintings Submitted, 51 Paintings selected for the show.

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