Along with visiting artist’s studios, I like to watch them work. I’ve been able to see artists working in special graduate school seminars, community art museum workshops, in their studios, outdoors, and while in residencies, such as the Vermont Studio Center.
Another way is to view demonstrations online either through still photography or videos. Linked below are two YouTube videos and an image from the Web site of artist Betsy Eby.
“A speeded-up video that illustrates the sculptural painting process of artist, Laura Moriarty, from start to finish.”
“Shawna Moore: Encaustic Painter”
Betsy Eby working on a large piece in her west coast studio: