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"Cowboy feeding the animals"

This artwork as a painting of "Cowboy feeding the animals”, by the rodeo King of the Ropers and western artist William MacLeod.

First, I looked at a photo of the picture of the 1920's cowboy with a lasso, that was originally photographed by photographer Geoff Brightling from a DK Eyewitness book of "Cowboy" as if by author of David Murdoch (the book that was originally published in the year of 1993).

Second, I looked at a photo of the picture of the Hereford beef cattle in a pasture, that was originally photographed by photographer Grant Heilman from a 1978 edition of the World Book Encyclopedia.

First I had printed the two pasted photographs from photoshop from the two separate books and I decided to paint this image of the cowboy out of a white studio background setting, as when I was painting this image, I was painting this picture for probably two straight days in July of 2021.

When I was actually painting this image, I like to think that this painting will be featured on the last pages of pages 9 and 10 of my future book called "What a Cowboy!", as this picture should show that when it's time for the roundup, a cowboy can gather up a herd in record time in order to give them hay to eat and also water to drink.