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"William tying up the Hereford"

This artwork as a painting of "William tying up the Hereford”, by the rodeo King of the Ropers and western artist William MacLeod.

First, I looked at a photograph of originally the Jack Dempsey/Associated Press photograph of probably tie-down roper Joe Beaver tying up the calf's legs as if it was at the NFR, that was originally from a book called "Rodeo" by author Robin Johnson that was originally published by Crabtree Publishing; Illustrated edition on August 1st, 2009 and I decided not to feature the whole NFR background in this painting 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 straight days in October of 2021 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, 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 definitely for anyone with a dream and a purpose.

You can also tell right there from looking at this painting that protestors say tie-down roping is cruel as if cowboys are fined for too much roughness.