Saturday, December 29, 2018


Daisy was the sibling or housemate to Lucky from my last post.  I love how the owner chose to let each dog have her own portrait!

Friday, December 14, 2018


I have been busy this fall painting commissions of children and pets for Christmas.  I appreciate my clients allowing me to paint their precious family members.  I am sad to say that Lucky died recently.  I hope that this portrait will bring back loving memories for her owners.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Heavenly Angel

This painting is mixed media, a combination of pen and ink with oil paint.  I applied the paint with a palette knife for the background to achieve a dimensional quality in the atmosphere surrounding this angelic lady.  She is available at The Flower Store in Auburn.

My best wishes go out to each of you for a happy and holy holiday season!

Thursday, November 22, 2018


This Santa is painted on a 6 x 6 linen canvas...just the right size for tabletop, mantel or shelf Christmas decorating.  He is available at the Flower Store in Auburn. Stop by today to purchase beautiful gifts and save with this special gift certificate offer. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Autumn Harvest

Fall pumpkins, copper, and baskets in this many warm colors of autumn.  It is a time of bountiful harvest and thanksgiving.  I want to thank each of you for your encouragement and interest in my art.  Happy Holiday!

This painting is available at Vignettes on Magnolia in Auburn.  I hope you can come to shop and see  a beautiful collection of work by regional artists at Christmas Open House next Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Busy Bee

Honey bees have been domesticated for honey production and crop pollination.  I painted this painting for a friend who keeps bees on his farm outside of Auburn.

Thursday, August 30, 2018


My grandsons and I were lucky to see Nova this year in an educational program at the Southeastern Raptor Center.  We were able to take photos with him.  Nova has a heart condition, so is no longer flying in my favorite pregame ritual at the stadium on game day at Auburn University.   He is being well cared for, living the good life, and making celebrity appearances with lots of attention from staff and fans. Our bald eagle, Spirit, has taken over his gameday duties.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Miss Virginia's Collection

Miss Virginia's Collection features a Coppertone lineup of the once popular suntanning lotions that we relied on to enable us to reach that deep golden tan.  But my how things have changed!  Sun blocks are now a wiser choice than deep tanning lotions.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Southern Magnolia

This Magnolia is the third of my southern flower series.  Magnolia leaves are as unique and beautiful,  as its blossoms.  This painting will hang along with its Gardenia companion piece in the dining room of a sweet Southern lady.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Gardenias in Bloom

This is the second painting in my series of southern flowers. Gardenias grace the porches and yards in our southern homes.  Their lovely scent reminds me of childhood visits to my grandmother's house.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wading in the Chattahoochee

The reference photos for this portrait of Sam were taken by my very talented daughter in law, Lauren Carroll.  He was wading in the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta.  His favorite part of the painting is the red boat!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Good Times

Thank you, friends,  for coming to the  Legacy clubhouse Thursday night to celebrate art with us. I have had an incredible art journey, and it was an honor to share my paintings with you.

Monday, April 23, 2018


One of my favorite pastimes is watching the beautiful cardinals come to our feeders.  Each year I paint a new painting in my redbird series.  This is my 2018 cardinal.  The painting is available at my spring art show at the Legacy Clubhouse Thursday night.  5:00 to 7:30.  I hope you will join us to celebrate!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Spring Art Show

I would like to invite you to my Spring Art Show. Come and join us for wine and cheese, Thursday, April 26, from 5:00-7:30.  The Legacy Clubhouse: 1 Legacy Lane;  Auburn, AL

It is exciting to have such a beautiful venue and to be able to entertain old friends and new friends.  I hope to share with you my range, new directions, and progress.  I love that painting is a continual growing process for the artist.  I will be excited for you to help me celebrate our return to Auburn.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Newsletter from Betty Carroll Fine Art

Newsletter from Betty Carroll Fine Art

Join Us To Paint: Light and Color
Event date:  Thursday, March 22    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location:  Legacy Clubhouse; 1 Legacy Lane; Auburn, AL

We will paint a still life of a pear, focusing on light, shadow, and color.  Bring your own paints and brushes, (odorless turpentine please, if you will paint with oils).  Or, you may use our acrylic paints, brushes, and plastic palettes. 

Stretched canvases and refreshments will be provided.  Please email me at for a supply list if you want to purchase items to work with as you learn to love painting!

Your check for $35 payable to Betty Carroll is your reservation.  Please send to Brooke Pierce at 1810 E. Glenn Ave., Suite 130; Auburn, AL  36830 or leave on her desk in the clubhouse by March 19.

The only prerequisite for this class is your desire to have fun!

Monday, March 5, 2018


It is an honor and privilege to get to know young families by painting their beautiful children.  These portraits of twin boys will be hung beside a portrait I painted of their older brother several years ago. 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Home Sweet Home

I am happy to share with you that I have a wonderful new happy place in Auburn.

My studio is the culmination of many years of dreaming (and observation) to determine workspace, organization, storage, but most of all, a place to create.  I welcome you to stop by.  Please email me at to arrange a time to visit. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Belle and Ellie

I was commissioned to paint these two best friends this year.  I had painted their individual pet portraits in years past as they joined their human family.  They are actually celebrities, as you can see below as they grace the cover of Laurens NOW magazine!  I am sure Santa left these two cuties lots of treats.