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"Rodeo Rheanna Tying the Calf"

This artwork as a painting of "Rodeo Rheanna Tying the Calf”, by the rodeo King of the Ropers and western artist William MacLeod.

First, I looked at the illustration of Rodeo Rosie tying the calf up from the book "I Want to be a Cowboy (Sesame Street I Want to Be Book)" (that was originally done by the artist Joe Ewers as if that was published by Golden Books originally on March 1st, 1992 in a paperback edition).

I looked at the illustration but I didn't add in the same color background, but I added in a background of half outdoors and half indoors, half morning, half day, half cloudy skies, half sundown, half night, a USA flag and a Canada flag, to show that it's in many different times and places at various events of different WPRA rodeos for ladies, practice pens, open ropings and open pastures as if to show that tie-down roping is a great sport for ladies all ages and all seasons.

This one took me three days to paint and complete and it was painted in February of 2022 and I decided to turn this cowgirl into Rodeo Rheanna Chisholm (who is the daughter of Marilyn Chisholm), as I like to think about the sayings for Rodeo Rheanna of "Don't look at the horse that she rides, don't look at the way she swings her rope, but watch this lady on the ground, as if her hands will become and be just like a blur", as I think Rodeo Rheanna could probably ropes calves as if just like her hero Montana "Gracie Gambino", the Rebekah Wayne from the painting of "True Grit" and even also, of course, the singer Anne Murray and even of course, the movie actor Cameron Diaz as the character PJ Puznowski from the movie "Gambit", as well, too, as if to be the true good heroes of a cowgirl lady of the rodeo world as if she likes John Wayne, Joe Beaver and also John Denver's music as well, too.

When I was painting this image, I like to think that next a cowgirl named Rodeo Rheanna Chisholm with braids came out on her horse and had chased after a calf. "Now watch while she lassos the little critter," said Kaitlin Knox. "That rope she's swinging is called a lariat. That-away!" After Rodeo Rheanna lassoed the calf, she then jumped off her horse, as Kaitlin said it was a race to see how fast the cowgirl could tie up the calf. I think right there in this painting as you can see and notice, Rodeo Rheanna just strung the calf's front leg and then is getting ready to gather up the two hind legs to make two good fast wraps and a half hitch. Then I like to think Rodeo Rheanna posted a good time by throwing her hands in the air and the fingers in the sky and tipped her hat to the crowd and shouted, "Come and see the rodeo!", as if for a successful run and championship style. Then, as soon as the race was over, the calf was untied, and then it ran away.

When I also pained this image, I also like to think that a rodeo is a show in which cowgirls and cowboys compete in saddle bronc riding and rope calves for tie-down roping.

You'll also notice in this painting is that sometimes this lady ought to be called "National Rodeo Rheanna", as if to be the best tie-down roper to compete against the men, ever.