My mom is a really talented oil painter. What's remarkable about it to me is that she picked it up last year. We were talking about painting the other day. She said some days it can be frustrating because she can't get the color right and then has to wait over night for that layer to dry before correcting it.
Then she came out with a bit of wisdom.
"It can take longer than you think, but what I do know is that a sustained effort yields results."
I think about this a lot. Especially those days when it feels like I'm waiting for the paint to dry and there's nothing I can do to make it dry any faster.