Don, no one an argue your success. When I first started 30+ years ago I did so with tube acrylics, easy to use water cleanup, no fumes I thought it was a the answer to a maidens prayer. All along I had been collecting antique decoys going to decoy shows from coast to coast. I very much admired how the best of the old guys were able to wet blend and comb their colors. I quickly discovered that acrylics did not allow that. I tried using wash after wash after wash and still couldn’t get what I wanted. Marty Hansen as been a close personal friend of mine for 20+ years. I have spent hours and hours watching him paint a complete bird wet on wet. He has a talent that is God given, much like yours Don. I have been wet blending my birds for about the past 15 years and have become decent, not good but it satisfys me. I only do hunting birds and the ducks don’t really care what your blocks look like, thank the Lord.