WC has always been a challenge for me. I can remember sitting at the breakfast room table, when I was in HS, working on a still life for my Great Aunt Ella.....Way too much water, way too much paint and using a ton of paper towels to blot it all up.... I worked with Koi WC for all the leaves except the rose leaves...I used W&N Cotman for that.In the rose leaves, I really liked the way the 1st layer looked when it dried. Adding layers was difficult for me . But I do love the finished look I achieved...even though it isn't as blended as Anne's.