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"Tie-Down Roping with William MacLeod"

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

First, I looked at the drawing of the lasso and the piggin' string from two separate images in the "Authentic Rodeo Events Coloring Book" (that was originally done by some artist as if that was published by Cole and Cole).

Second, I paused the video clip from YouTube of Joe Beaver at the 2014 American rodeo where he just finished tying up the calf and was getting ready to put his hands in the air as if I felt like I wanted 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 three days in January of 2022 and decided to turn this Joe Beaver cowboy into William MacLeod 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 and also, the actor John Wayne (a. k. a. The Duke) and even also, of course, the singer John Denver), as well, too, as if to be a true world champion.

When I was painting this image, I like to think I was on my horse, 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 then twirled the rope and then 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 Joe Beaver into me (myself), I like to think that 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 ties up a calf 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.