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"Pecos Tatum's roping ability"

This artwork as a painting of "Pecos Tatum's roping ability”, by the rodeo King of the Ropers and western artist William MacLeod.

First, the picture of the calf roping image was originally drawn by probably the artist of Brainy Pony from a "Western Coloring Book: Rodeo, Roping, Broncs and Barrels for Coloring" (the coloring book that was published on March 10th, 2021).

First I had scanned and then photocopied the illustration from the coloring book and I decided to paint this portrait of turning this cowboy into Pecos Tatum (who is an accomplished premier tie-down roper) and the horse named "Rip", as when I was painting this portrait of Pecos and his horse named "Rip", I was painting this image for either three days in May of 2021 as you can tell right there in this image is that I was thinking that Pecos Tatum probably ropes as if just like Ryan Jarrett, the actor and rodeo roper Clay O'Brien Cooper as the character Hardy Fimps in the 1972 movie "The Cowboys" and also, the movie actor Andrew Burns as a calf roper in the 2018 movie "Urban Country" as well, too, also.

When I was painting this image, I like to think that Pecos had probably gave the nod and then got ready to chase after the Hereford calf as if by taking about approximately three swings as if to probably make a great throw and held onto his slack and then signaled to the horse "Rip" to put the brakes on. Then right there, Pecos got off the right to dismount the black horse and was then running down to flank and pick up the Hereford calf and then pulled the pink piggin' string out of his belt and then probably made two good quick wraps and then a knot and then threw his hands up high in the air, and then Pecos would walk back to his black horse and get back on. Then, I like to think that Keylie Tatum probably had said, "Pecos is looking good out there as always."

When I was painting this image, did you know that sometimes cowboys like to show off what they can do. Then they put on a competition where the cowboy may use his rope to rope calves, as everyone likes to see it. It's fun to rope calves in a competition which is fun.