"Kaitlin Knox and Black Beauty"
This artwork as a painting of "Kaitlin Knox and Black Beauty" by the rodeo King of the Ropers and western artist William MacLeod, as this was originally a pencil drawing of a cowgirl and a horse, as it was originally a pencil artwork drawn by probably one of the artist of Bert Smith from the “Cowboy Coloring Book” (the coloring book that was published by the Saalfield Publishing in probably between 1950 and 1956).
I photocopied this illustration and really had decided to say that any pictures from coloring books could always make a real great painting, which is the real way of how this should be done as while I was painting this image, I was thinking that it looks like another one I had ever done of a woman, as if I had decided to call this painting "Kaitlin Knox and Black Beauty".
I really decided to turn the cowgirl into Kaitlin Knox, for the painting and have the Thoroughbred stallion be called "Black Beauty" (as if like the horse from the book and movie "Black Beauty"), as I really do want this to show is that her favorite book to read and movie was probably "Black Beauty" for sure, as if a cowgirl also loved John Wayne movies, as well, too.
Originally in the coloring book, I wasn't sure if it was during the daytime in the coloring book, so I decided to put it to early morning sunrise or daytime in the painting, as if I like to think that right there in the picture, my friend Kaitlin Knox and the stallion "Black Beauty", as I also decided that Kaitlin Knox has worked with trainers from Canada, the United States and Australia in many disciplines from cutting and reining to western dressage, as she is mostly an accredited Western rider through Equine Canada and also, USA, and specializes in starting young horses.
While I was painting this image of my friend Kaitlin Knox, I decided to make it a great self-portrait of what a cowgirl looks like. When I was painting this picture, it kind of reminds me of how this painting would show to be what a cowgirl, as if just to show why she is quite a lovely lady and a lovely woman.
Then right there, it just really shows that in this painting I ever did and this painting kind of really must show is what the great effort in the real highlight details of what Kaitlin Knox in a light-blue Western shirt, the black felt cowgirl hat, the beauty of the stallion named "Black Beauty" and also, the whole painting makes you feel like you're right there inside this picture, as this is just another distinctive style image that s probably one of the best images of Kaitlin Knox, as if it would've been perfect for the John Wayne movies as well, too.
Roper William MacLeod has also painted and captured a self-portrait of a rodeo cowgirl by the name of "Kaitlin Knox".