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Meringues Painting Study: A Delicious Tutorial feat. Wayne Thiebaud

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Step 11: Brush And Value Control

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For some lighter details, put saturated Lemon Yellow on top of the bottom left pie. While layering light colors on top of dark ones is usually avoided in watercolor painting, in this case it should be fine as long as the underlying layer isn’t too dark or saturated to do so.

Add more finishing touches, holding your paintbrush near the top of the ferrule to have better control over your brushstrokes. Mix Phthalo Blue and Olive Green for a different dark color in the shadows, creating as much contrast as possible. Focus especially on the shadows, mixing Carbazole Violet and Alizarin Crimson for a deeper purple where needed. Don’t rush yourself or overdo the darks though, as you need to keep the values of your meringues painting study intact!