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"Willie R. MacLeod"

This artwork as a painting of "Willie R. MacLeod”, as this was originally a painting of John Wayne as this painting was done by the artist Everett Raymond Kinstler at http://imagedb.nationalcowboymuseum.org/InmagicApps/InmagicImage/CreateImage.aspx?size=500&image=images/1978.016.0001.jpg and https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0f/ce/d1/0fced17797ce6a66c21efb4fe85d4d1a.jpg, as originally, John Wayne originally posed for the artist and painter Everett Raymond Kinstler back in California in 1977, as it was probably originally painted in 1978, as the painting of John Wayne was originally from the magazine front cover of “The Saturday Evening Post" (the magazine from August 1979). 

When I was painting this image turning John Wayne into me (myself), I like to think that John Wayne was actually posing for me when I was painting him, which I think was so great of why he lives in me and I really felt like John Wayne was right there with me, as if the Duke were alive, he would've been proud of me for mostly just doing the tie-down roping of calves in the rodeos as if to be Joe Beaver's style.

I was thinking that William MacLeod (I, myself, me) probably tie-down ropes as if just like Joe Beaver and also, the actor John Wayne (a. k. a. The Duke) and even also, of course, the singer John Denver), as well, too, as I could really visualize and really sense that several photographers, people who videotape with cameras, and also, do great artwork of rodeos, as if over many years of photographing, and also, sometimes videotaping and also, a real professional rodeo cowgirl in the real era that never ends forever.

I painted this image for probably either three or four days because of the great effort in the real highlight details of a self-portrait of William in a blue George Strait Wrangler western cowboy shirt with a shiny brown leather vest and stonewash-blue Wrangler jeans, because this really just looks like another one of my best absolutely realistic images that I ever did as if this is a portrait of me, as if to show that John Wayne (the Duke) was my favorite cowboy actor in the movies and that when I was painting this image, I was thinking of him in my top best favorite movie of mostly "The Cowboys" because it's definitely my top all-time best favorite John Wayne movie of all the time out of the 83 western movies that he had ever made.

You may think that from looking at this painting of how and after spitting a wad of chew onto an offender, William MacLeod would point out that men and women should only wear jeans in the following color: blue. That real color should come from dust, mud, grass, blood, and water, as that's what's great about forever in blue jeans.

Not only does rodeo tie-down roper William MacLeod still like to keep on capturing some of the best self-portraits of himself tie-down roping in the rodeos or in the practice pen, but has also painted great self-portraits of William MacLeod (himself), as well, too, as that's what's great about portrait of cowboy William MacLeod turning himself into John Wayne and likes to be called Will Wayne, Jr. sometimes.