It's raining again... Spring in the NW can be particularly trying. We are tired of the gray days and ready for warm weather. I have paintings ready to photograph but must wait for the rain to stop so I can set up outside. Which brings me to my greatest challenge as an artist, PATIENCE. I have had the habit of rushing through to finish paintings and it shows, particularly in my earlier work. Now I am trying very hard to slow down and consider each layer of paint, each pass with the brush.