"Lemon Meringue #1" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot
"Lemon Meringue #2" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot
"Lemon Meringue #3" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot
"Lemon Meringue #4" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot
"Lemon Meringue #5" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot
Lemon meringue pies are SO much fun to paint! But the ones I've seen in the grocery stores around here look so nasty. I baked this one a couple days ago. Alas, I think lemon pie wants to be eaten the same day it is made: it deteriorates so quickly! In reality, this slice of pie looked nothing like my paintings. At two days old, the meringue was shrinking and the crust was soggy and falling apart. Had to use my artistic license to "pretty it up" a little.
The first painting I did showed the slice on a green Depression glass plate. I kind of liked the colors, but thought I probably should do the rest on a plain, white background.
I enjoy painting one view (and I always use a little viewfinder at the start), then turning it slightly for the next painting. One thing I found rather amazing was how intensely yellow-orange the lemon filling was in spots on the shadow side. And the meringue was quite dark when in shadow. I just have such a blast, painting lemon pie! Thinking of doing a few more.
And what about eating it? I doubt it. It really is quite a pitiful, soggy mess! This might be something the chickens will savor.