This painting was inspired by feathers and butterfly wings that I found while hiking on Marin trails. I already had a peacock and blue macaw feather, so all the feathers, at least, were painted from actual models. I added butterfly and dragonfly wings behind them, layered so that no background shows. It struck me that all these things are natural detritus from flying creatures, thus the title.
Bits of Flight won First Place in “Flora & Fauna” at the Marin Society of Artists in 2005, and an Honorable Mention in “Inspired by Nature” in 2004.