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.
Very recently I’ve experimented and created my first published digital photographic collage from my crystal art. I’m very excited to create more of these crystal photo collages.
Crystal Art Outfitters launches clothing and accessories brand bringing Carol Roullard’s unique micro-crystal fine art prints into the fashion world.
Not everyone has the space for a large 24” x 36” aluminum print. Some people just want small prints to hang in small areas or maybe displayed on a mantle or bookshelf.
During the past several years I’ve been asked if I have small prints of my art. I always had to say no. I was disappointed that I could not accommodate my customers who loved my art but only had a small niche or just the right spot to display my micro-crystal art. I took it to heart and had a small number of my images printed in 4” x 6” and 5” x 7” sizes.
Micro-crystal fine art photography artist Carol Roullard has released 5 pieces of her new wearable art clothing line featuring select artwork designs.
September has certainly been an exciting month. I had my artwork in a Los Angeles art show, was awarded with “Special Recognition” for Parrot Feathers in an online exhibition, worked on my upcoming kimono and scarf collection (stay tuned!) and a 2-full page spread in CREATIV Magazine’s September 2015 issue.
Abstract Art – it’s one of those artsy terms that can often make people confused, even uncomfortable. What is abstract art? How does a piece of art get categorized as abstract?
Carol Roullard’s “Shattered” art piece was chosen to be included in Dab Art’s 2014 International Juried Exhibition. Ms. Roullard is proud to have her micro-crystal fine art selected to be a part of this prominent exhibition. The show takes place November 15th through December 22nd, 2014 at the HUD in Ventura, California.
I’m thrilled to be Art Fusion Galleries’ Artist of the Week. Art Fusion Galleries features one of their exhibiting artists every week and this is my week. I have been very excited to have my micro-crystal fine artwork on display in the gallery’s showroom since the beginning of this year. The gallery features many talented artists from around the world, so being one of them has been extremely exciting.
When I named my business Vista Focus, my husband and I were writing books and planning on some other related business. The name Vista Focus represented the beauty of a serene vista in focus through the camera lens. The business title stuck as I pursued the dream to created art from my photography. As much as I love the name Vista Focus I came to accept that artists typically use their own name as their business name. I decided to take the leap and have rebranded to “Carol Roullard Art”. Vista Focus will live on to cover our other passions.