This paper investigates artistic practice in the visual arts from an ethnographic perspective. It centers around the question of how artworks, or artistic works, are produced in situ. In doing so, the ethnographer follows the practitioners, or artists, respectively, as well as their situated activity. Through sociological-ethnographical analysis, we will show 1. How a certain practice of artistically qualified seeing is trained at art colleges, 2. How artistic practice emerges as an interaction of body and material, 3. How artists develop, evaluate, and close their works through aesthetical anticipation, 4. How artists position themselves critically towards artworks on display. This approach to a sociology of artistic practice is formulated with the goal of making art continually accessible to the sociology of arts and knowledge in its epistemic and sensory potentials.