Falling Sideways The Finished Piece

Creating One Art Piece from Multiple Images

One of the challenges with taking pictures through the microscope is the instrument’s limited field of view. At low magnification, I can see the vastness of the crystals but not their fine detail. When I switch to a higher magnification, the crystals’ detail shows but at the expense of seeing less crystals. Frequently, I like both the large crystal picture and their fine detail. How to have my cake and eat it too? One way is to take a series of photographs moving the microscope slide ever so slightly with each shot and then try to “stitch” them together later on my computer, creating a single art piece from multiple images of the same crystal.

Donation to Sylmar’s Wildlife Learning Center

Several years ago Mike and I visited the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, California. The center was co-founded by Paul Hahn and David Riherd. It is a zoological park nestled in an old olive grove. Wildlife Learning Center provides life-long care in a shady natural environment to more than 100 displaced, rescued and zoo-born wild animals. It is a wonderfully maintained facility and the animals are well cared for and appear very contented.

Where ART Lives Magazine Feature

A couple of months ago I was approached by Where ART Lives magazine. The September/October issue was to be all about abstract fine art photography and they wanted to know if they could feature my art in their magazine.

Wow! What a compliment. I really like their magazine. They do such a professional presentation of their articles. I was very flattered they would ask. Of course I agreed!

Creating SciArt for the Public Art Arena

I have been fortunate to merge my love for science, experimentation and discovery with my love for creating art by growing infinitesimally minute crystals and recording artistic scenes by photographing them through the microscope. I recently decided to foray into the public art arena.

Shooting Stars, Fire Phoenix, Opposing Fields Small Aluminum Prints by Carol Roullard

Small Aluminum Prints – Now Available

As you may know, I sell my art as paper prints and as aluminum prints. Aluminum is a very special medium for my artwork as it allows for a unique depth and glow, closely resembling how I first saw the crystal image through the microscope. I even wrote a blog post all about why Aluminum …

Announcing “Crystal Art Outfitters”

First off, I want to say a HUGE “Thank You!” to everyone who has supported my clothing line through Carol Roullard Art. It has been a wonderful experience so far.

It is with great excitement that I announce the launch of my new brand Crystal Art Outfitters where you can find all of my fashion apparel as well as my new offerings (see below). There is so much more to come and it can all be found through my new brand!

River of Light by Carol Roullard Art - Crystal small print on Etsy

Enter to Win River of Light Small Print!

In celebration of launching my Etsy store, where you can find my small prints for sale, I’m holding a giveaway to win River of Light 5″ x 7″ small print! Award winning “River of Light” is a photo of actual crystals, grown by the artist and captured through a microscope. 1 winner will be selected March 21st using …