01 April, 2008
Transmorgification of an Image
The word "transmorgify" is one of those wonderful new words that is becoming popular, and yet has no meaning. I use it to describe the transition that takes place when I take a scene drawn on-site, and then change it in the studio to be almost a completely different image.
Such is the case with this image, as it started out as this image. I added a building that is taken partly from some studio references and partly from imagination. The horizon is obliterated mostly because I dislike the horizon in landscapes.
Maybe spring has been transmorgified back into winter, too. Both Saturday and Sunday it snowed and we received a foot or more of new snow each day. I went skiing. So much for my plein air program. It will be continued when spring returns!