Dennis O Bryant wears 7 league boots, and you can see what I'm talking about at his blog.
There's the Texan tromping from fire and kiln to the paint pots in his studio to the woods and streets, wielding his camera and point of view. He documents the process. And puts the record of his trek on line.
It all points viewers to the galleries of his work and info such as exhibits and sales.
Not all artists ought to follow his practice. But for many artists it makes sense.
And for art-minded readers it's entertaining and instructive.