"William MacLeod, World's Best Cowboy"

This artwork as a painting of "William MacLeod, World's Best Cowboy”, by the rodeo King of the Ropers and western artist William MacLeod.

There were four different illustrations from different books and a souvenir program.


First I photocopied this whole background of the sky and ground with originally the headshot of six-time world champion roper Everett Shaw originally by artist Everett Raymond Kinstler at http://imagedb.nationalcowboymuseum.org/InmagicApps/InmagicImage/CreateImage.aspx?size=500&image=images/1980.036.jpg, as originally, the artist Everett Raymond Kinstler had painted Everett Shaw from a photograph in 1980, as the painting of Shaw was from the book “Who’s Who In Rodeo” by author Willard H. Porter (the book that was published in 1982).

Second I erased the steer roper Everett Shaw roping the steer on a ranch, as if by photocopying and pasting the horse, roper and calf from the “1986 National Finals Rodeo Souvenir Program”  into the image, as originally, and probably some artist had painted the calf roper for the “1986 National Finals Rodeo Souvenir Program” from a black and white photograph in a 1974 book called “Cowboys: The Real Story of Cowboys and Cattlemen” by author Royal B. Hassrick.


Third I photocopied and pasted the artist’s pallet from the book "My First Golden Encyclopedia" (a book that was written by Bertha Morris Parker and the illustrations in the book were by William Dugan) as that book was published generally around 1965, 1969 and also, 1971, and other printing years, originally an illustration artwork painted by artist William Dugan from a book called "My First Golden Encyclopedia" (a book that was written by Bertha Morris Parker and the illustrations in the book were by William Dugan) as that book was published generally around 1965, 1969 and also, 1971, and other printing years, as William Dugan probably originally did the artist’s pallet illustration around 1965.


Fourth I photocopied and pasted the acoustic guitar from the book "Acoustic Guitar Primer" (a book that was written and published by author Bert Casey), as originally, and probably some artist had drawn the acoustic guitar to show the parts of the guitar.


I photocopied those four images from three different books and one souvenir program, by pasting them all into one and decided to make it more like a real portrait of William MacLeod (the rodeo King of the Ropers and western artist) as if I decided to call this painting “William MacLeod, World's Best Cowboy”, because it shows that I rope and tie calves in a rodeo, I paint pictures and that I also play acoustic guitar and sing, because I want people to see that I’m probably a good all-around guy, but, I don't plan to do the all-around any more, although I will mostly only shoot for just only tie-down roping world titles as if to be a world champion tie-down roper like Joe Beaver, but I call myself an all-around good guy.

When I was painting this image, I was wanting it to show that I wear only a great Wrangler western cowboy shirt with only one pocket, as if to show that it’s better to wear a shirt with one pocket instead of two, as it shows that it’s better to wear a shirt with regular buttons instead of snap-ons, as if one day, I’d make my own Wrangler western cowboy shirts that only have one pocket, on two different ones and occasions.

 

I decided that when I was painting this self-portrait of William MacLeod (I, me) roping a calf, I decided that I wanted to keep a piggin' string on my belt for the right-hand side, as if to grab it of the belt. Originally in the artwork image from the 1986 NFR program, the cowboy from the image originally had a piggin' string in his mouth, so I decided erase it from the cowboy's mouth and just put one on the belt, which I think is more easier and more safer.


I really do want this to show is that anyone must keep on considering William MacLeod (I, me, myself), from Nova Scotia in Canada, could one day become one of the best greatest calf ropers in the history of rodeo world and be one of the best by way of my roping style of at holding just one coil of the rope in his left-hand, piggin' string in his belt on right-hand side, jerkline in his belt on left-hand side, sometimes maybe making one wrap and a half hitch or also making the best two good fast wraps and a half hitch by making the first wrap around all three legs, as if to just combine great size, great speed and smooth coordination to become one of rodeo's finest athletes forever and ever, as it would show that William MacLeod is one of the best people from Nova Scotia to ever be involved with rodeo and of course, his event to do forever and ever all the time, CALF ROPING, as William is one of the best colorful cowboys all over the USA and Canada forever and ever and many other countries, as William must look like a true roping superstar from Canada, and a real cowboy, as I probably could figure it out that god must've given William MacLeod the real right talent to rope and tie to become tie-down calf roper Joe Beaver and William MacLeod can also be known as "King of the Ropers" and also, a western artist, and is hopefully going to be considered by some to be the John Wayne (the Duke) of calf roping and also, the Frederic Remington of calf roping as if with perfect authority to show that William MacLeod probably ropes and ties up calves just like his favorite calf roper of Joe Beaver, the singer John Denver, the lead singer Richie McDonald from the band Lonestar, the movie actor John Wayne (the Duke), the character Joe Green (from the novel book called "Black Beauty" by author Anna Sewell, too), the movie actor Andrew Knott who plays Joe Green in the movie "Black Beauty" and even of course, the movie actor Ian Kelsey who plays Joe Green (older) in the movie "Black Beauty", as well, too!!! :) :) :).


When I also painted this image, I was also thinking that calf roping can be traced back to the Wild West and as I was painting this image very carefully and slowly for about maybe seven or possibly eight days to make it picture perfect, I also think that this Hereford calf is really trying to sneak out to run its fastest to avoid being roped, as if I could probably sense that this calf is probably thinking in its head, “Boy, I’ve just got to get the heck out of here away from this big horse following and chasing after me as I’ve got to get the heck out of here just to be free, and I hope I don't get caught”, as if this Hereford calf probably doesn’t even know what the roper William MacLeod is probably going to do to it since it probably doesn’t want William MacLeod to catch it, as if those calves just want to be free to avoid getting caught by the rope, as the calf is working hard to run its fastest, this calf probably cannot believe that it’s being chased by this big horse "Bob Dale", as this calf is really trying to sneak out of this one, as it looks like that this calf probably does not want to be tied up at all.


This great outstanding sized watercolor/acrylic on paper of a rodeo scene shows William MacLeod in four images in one, including the calf, horse and roper, where William is in blue Wrangler jeans and George Strait blue Wrangler western cowboy shirt lassoing a Hereford calf just preparing to get ready to be dismounting his horse, "Bob Dale", and getting ready to be preparing the take down of the Hereford calf and the roping of its legs. William (I, me, myself) is shooting the slack of my slack of the rope back in the air and have the pink piggin' string on my belt in the right-hand side. A guitar, painter’s pallet and another self-portrait of me and other several things in this great picture of William MacLeod (me). Signed in blue and light-blue writing, as this outstanding work really exemplifies MacLeod's illustrative prowess and knowledge of the rodeo action, as tie-down roping is no longer the only thing in MacLeod's life, but also, William can paint, play guitar and sing and do other several stuff, as again, William is going to tie-down rope forever, as that's why I decided to show that I’m an All-Around good guy.


Then, right there in this picture, I think it just really shows that William MacLeod is making the best of a good tie-down roping run at probably an outdoor arena during the daytime, as if it was a daytime event during the daytime, as if maybe possibly in Tucson, Arizona or some other rodeo in June or somewhere else. I also like to think that when I was painting this great image of a self-portrait of me roping from "Bob Dale", the horse, I was also mostly just thinking that another favorite with rodeo crowds is tie-down roping and also, tie-down roping.


Roper William MacLeod has really again captured the action and skill of a great self-portrait of himself in a headshot, himself roping a calf, a guitar in the background and also, a painter’s pallet in the background, as this is probably the best portrait of me as an all-around good guy as this painting really is showing future ProRodeo Hall of Famer William MacLeod will one day hit the practice pen prior to the Wrangler NFR, and that one day it would pay off in the form of more tie-down roping world titles for me before and after the 11th millennium and beyond, as if this whole painting really shows how calf roping, or tie-down roping, traces its roots to the working ranches of the Old West, as the calf roper must be a good horseman or horsewoman who is quick and accurate with a rope, as William MacLeod sure looks like he prides himself on his tie-down roping skill, right there in that painting.


Also, roper William MacLeod still keeps on capturing a self-portrait of himself calf roping in the rodeos or in the practice pen.

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