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Meringues Painting Study: A Delicious Tutorial feat. Wayne Thiebaud

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Step 10: The “Wet-On-Dry” Technique For Control

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Add more layers and details to the top half of the pies, and use the wet-on-dry technique so you have more control over where the paint goes. Your paint will also be less diluted, which is perfect for detail work. Use your blues and greens, and roll with whatever mistakes you may have made in the sketch. In this meringues painting study, color is more important than line work, and value is more important than color.

Keep building up your values, and remember not to use the same color combinations everywhere. The shape of the pies may be similar, but the colors should work together in a way that they harmonize while looking very distinct from one another.

Use diluted Permanent Alizarin Crimson to paint a faint “burnt” effect along the edging of the meringues. For the illusion of creamy decorations, mix in Turquoise Blue for a diluted gray purple color, then paint the tops of the meringues.