The idea of studies for paintings are really tests in my spirit. Am I interested enough in this to bring it into a painting. Will others see a story they are interested in? Studies may have elements of painting buy they lack something...still valued but different.
This opossum attacked my chickens. The Rooster stepped in but got battered. When I frantically tried to shoo it from the coop-- opossum turned toward me!
Yes the poor creature would have killed the chickens and would have hurt me too; had to take it's life. I feel bad as I know all God's creatures have a golden side, a useful side. Opossums, as I researched, eat a multitude of Ticks. They keep the Lyme disease from the tick born virus away from us.