I lurk on rationalpainting.org where among many other topics members are encouraged to delve into using Munsell as a base for tonal studies. Rather than try to explain the details, I refer you to the wonderful work of Paul Foxton. Paul is building an art teaching website so be sure to look beyond his posts on tonal studies.
|Starting with an eight foot 4x4 cut in half, I ripped it to about 2.5" square. This Freud blade cuts so smoothly that only minimal sanding was needed.|
|Using a power mitre box, the blocks were cut.|
|With the blocks cut out, it was time for a couple of coats of Golden GAC 100. I mixed in a bit of water, as I find this primer somewhat thick and seems to leave behind a bit of texture|
|The blocks are nearly ready for a few coats of Golden acrylic gesso but first I'm letting the GAC 100 get nice and dry. There's still a bit of tackiness here.|