Meringues Painting Study: A Delicious Tutorial feat. Wayne Thiebaud
Step 6: A Quick Background Wall And Meringues
Before painting the background wall, wet it with water, then wait for a few minutes so that it’s not too wet. Streak in some pink quickly, before diluting Cerulean Blue and dropping it in gently. Allow some of the pink to show through in a subtle way, and if the blue is too strong, feel free to spread the pigment and thin it out over the wall area. Make sure to get the values right! This will make sure the background is light enough to enhance the contrast against the main meringue area.
Add more plate details using Cerulean Blue, then with Jaune Brilliant No. 1, lightly brush in to the white meringue part of each pie. Use the same color in some of the pink table areas as well.