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"William MacLeod, The Rodeo Tie-Down Roper"

This artwork as a painting of "William MacLeod, The Rodeo Tie-Down Roper”, by the rodeo King of the Ropers and western artist William MacLeod.

First, I looked at a photograph of the picture of John Wayne riding and roping from the movie "The Cowboys" from Volume 1 of a John Wayne magazine, as if he was originally preparing to rope a calf for branding.

First I had printed the John Wayne photograph and I decided to paint this the differences all into one at every rodeo arenas, open ropings, pastures and practice pens, as I was painting this image for four days between probably October and November of 2021 and decided to turn this cowboy into William MacLeod, the rodeo tie-down roper, as you can tell right there in this image is that I was thinking that William MacLeod probably ropes calves as if just like his hero Joe Beaver, the actor John Wayne (a. k. a. The Duke) and even also, of course, the singer John Denver, as well, too, and also, when I was painting this image from the 1972 movie "The Cowboys" where John Wayne was the character Wil Anderson as that's what it would be like for me (William MacLeod) to be the John Wayne of Tie-Down Roping as the king of the ropers forever and ever to live and be alive forever on this earth and planet, as if just to show that William MacLeod is John Wayne (True Grit) cowboy of roping and tying calves as if to be a true world champion.

I like to think that right there in the image of the painting, I like to think I was on my white horse named "Bob Dale", as I like to think that after I rode my horse into the roping chutes, and then had probably had said,"Alright turn him lose" and gave the nod as right there if I like to think that when my horse and I gave the calf the correct head start at every different rodeo arena and practice pens, I also said, "Yah!" as that is what you notice right there in this painting as I like to think that I had gave chase to the calf and probably took at least two turns of two swings before I threw the loop very perfectly for a clean catch around the calf's head. Then I like to think that I jerked the slack and then held the calf on its feet as if I dismounted from my horse fast from the right-hand side, and then I like to think that then I probably made only one time of just one wrap and a hooey around all three legs. Then, I like to think I threw my hands high in the air after I had tied up the calf, as if I had probably done a good tie and a good time. Then, I like to think that I had said to myself as I got back on my horse, "I've been doing this roping for a long time and forever, never could get used to it". Then I like to think I was proud that this run probably had paid my grocery bill and ended up winning it as if in both the arena and practice pen, as if I probably won the championship buckle today and also a lot of money too. You can also think that William will compete in more rodeos, open ropings, practice pens and open pastures in another place or different time, as if maybe you'll see William at your own local rodeo in the future and more years to come forever, ever and ever, as if I like to think that this painting shows that if you're a tie-down roper or aspire to be one, then this painting is also definitely for anyone with a dream and a purpose, as well, too.

When I was painting this image turning John Wayne into me (myself), I like to think that John Wayne 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 and that 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, as if "The Cowboys" is my choice for the movie to introduce people to John Wayne.

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.

When I was also painting this image, it shows right there that William MacLeod ropes, rides and shows some youngsters and old people how it's done at every rodeo arena and practice pen. While a rodeo rider in real life, William did also play acoustic guitars, sing and also paint as if to be a true triple-threat ultimate cowboy.