I have always done a fair amount of blending as I paint.... I made a new year's art resolution to complete a painting without blending. I thought this might force me to experience a more painterly style. OMG this was hard... I found myself just automatically reaching for my blending brush ( which I eventually put in a drawer out of reach) and pushing the paint round on my canvas... so I ended up wiping off and starting over THREE times. I learned a lot from this challenge and feel quite pleased with myself that I got through it!!