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Meringues Painting Study: A Delicious Tutorial feat. Wayne Thiebaud

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Hope you’re not feeling hungry, as you’ll be doing a sweet meringues painting study of Wayne Thiebaud’s Meringues! Award-winning artist William “Bill” Dunn focuses on colors and contrasts in this tutorial, and shows the power of layering watercolors. Want to watch the video version? The full tutorial is available to members of our Watercolor University.

Materials Used In This Watercolor Study:

  • Reference picture of Wayne Thiebaud’s Meringues
  • A block of Hahnemühle’s Cornwall matt watercolor paper (210lb, size 9.4″ x 12.6″)
  • Pentel Graphgear 1000 automatic drafting pencil, 0.9mm lead size with 2B lead
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints
  • A container of water
  • Paper towels or a rag
  • A tabletop easel or a box to prop your painting on
  • A spray bottle with clean water

Paints (Holbein Artists’ Watercolors)

  • Cadmium Lemon Yellow
  • Gamboge Nova
  • Brilliant Orange
  • Pyrrole Red
  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  • Leaf Green
  • Olive Green
  • Cobalt Green
  • Turquoise Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Blue Hue
  • Phthalo Blue (Yellow Shade)
  • Jaune Brilliant No. 1
  • Brilliant Pink

Daniel Smith’s Extra Fine Watercolors

  • Chromium Green Oxide
  • Carbazole Violet


  • Escoda Perla Joseph Zbukvic Series: Round brush (no. 12)
  • Winsor & Newton’s Sceptre Gold II Series 303: Rigger brush (no. 1)