A to Z Challenge
|"Possum" - acrylic painting ©Mary Montague Sikes|
I planned to paint an opossum for "O" but discovered I wanted instead to paint the osprey because of its connection to our little town. That left me wondering what to do for "P". Why not paint a possum and pretend I'm in Australia where there are 70 species of marsupials that are native to that continent and its surrounding islands? We have more than 100 species of the opossum marsupials that live in our Western Hemisphere. Actually, when I speak of our Virginia opossums, I always refer to them as "possums".
Possums are nocturnal creatures. We have come home many a night to discover a possum hanging around literally. Several years ago, one died beneath our deck.
Do you have possums or opossums where you live?
Today's painting is 11" x 14" acrylic on stretched canvas. My studio has become an animal and bird hangout!