Manny and Strawberry
12" x 9" oil on panel
I learned two important lessons in the video. First, don't use fruit that spoils quickly. Strawberries bleed when you move them, and bananas turn brown! Second, every item you introduce into the scene has to be moved. At one point, I had almost 50 items that all had to be moved with each shot. I won't do THAT again!
The title of the video and painting is not, "Manny and the Strawberry," simply because Strawberry comes to life, and the word is now his proper name. For example, you wouldn't say, "Manny and the Tom," it would be, "Manny and Tom." Hence, "Manny and Strawberry."
This was a fun painting and video to create. The music is uplifting, and the players in the scene are, well, different: Eiffel Tower, toilet paper, SWAT team....I hope it makes you smile!