New paintings are in the works! I plan to have a showing of new pieces this Spring in Birmingham, so listen out for that.  Jesus will be a prominent subject on my easel as well with Lent coming soon too.  Below I'm sharing details of paintings that are not finished, but give you an idea of what they'll be.  This Jesus is for a book that will be published by a local author this Spring. Also on my easel are figures done in an impasto (textural) style in the flavor of the great Italian artist, Caravaggio who had figures emerging from darkened backgrounds--much like in photography, working with one single light source.  I hope these will speak to viewers!  They come from my heart. 

Hoping your 2014 is going great and that your are able to live more artfully in your days!


Latest Paintings Make Great Gifts!

Big Boy on the Evergreen
12"x12" Acrylic on Canvas



Iron Bowl 2013 Painting, "Second Chance"

Today, I finished my painting since seeing the amazing Iron Bowl just 36 hours prior.  That's a little slow for me, but I DID need to get back from the game and recover.  What a game!  There are so many feelings I have for my Auburn Tigers, and one is passion. Watching the Auburn family experience such an amazing outcome to a very hard-fought game was simply epic.  There is no other word for it. From my time in Jordan Hare watching that game, I want to share my latest painting, entitled "Second Chance."

There are multiple meanings to this title. One is obviously tied to the game, and one reason exists that I found out existed just moments after I completed the painting.  Someone shared this story with me from his friend's facebook post.  The writer will remain anonymous.

"Second Chance" Acrylic on Canvas 18x24

This painting is available for bidding on eBay right now till the SEC Championship game, Dec. 7.

View it and bid on it HERE.


Thank you to the War Eagle Reader for always noticing my art and giving me great shout-outs!
I was dubbed "Speed-painting genius."  Made me smile! Such fun....


Auburn On My Mind

It seems that with every football season comes my passion for my alma mater.  Last year was indeed rough, and left me numb in many ways.  This year though--the redeeming season with our awesome Coach Malzahn!  Needless to say, my passion is ignited like no other time! Well, except for 2010 maybe.  I'm so proud of my Auburn Tigers this season and loved that miracle play and dream catch by Ricardo Louis against our oldest rival, the Georgia Bulldogs.  I have painted that scene from nearly every angle.  I am thankful for the experience of seeing that game and play, for the awesome photographers and fans who caught the action beautifully--for all the inspiration that has gone into my depictions and expressions of my love for Auburn and this game. It is my joy to share these with the Auburn Family.

Please become a fan on my Facebook Page as that is where things are posting and selling--sometimes in minutes! I would love to have you in my community there.

Thank you for appreciating my artwork!

10x8 Acrylic on Canvas SOLD


#1 Auctioned on Facebook Page 16x20 Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

#3 16x20 Acrylic on Canvas SOLD
#4 AVAILABLE 14X11 Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

The group

14x11 "Here Comes Mr. Right" Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

Detail of "Here Comes Mr. Right"

"Eat Yor Bama" 16x20 Acylic on Canvas 


Join Us December 14th!

Ana Byrne, Owner of The Little Green Store

At The Little Green Store
atop Monte Sano Mountain
Huntsville, Alabama

Join Us!

December 14, 2013
Noon - 4pm

Author Matt Doss will be signing his just-out book

Carole will have new pieces and will be
painting live.

And as always the gallery will be festive with a
holiday wonderland of
amazing art and gifts to consider for the holidays!


Fresh Off-The-Easel Paintings

I painted a few new paintings recently for my show in Birmingham at the Botanical Gardens Arts & Antiques show that was held last weekend.  They were fun to paint--especially my small ones.  The first two shown were inspired from a conversation I had with a friend about Caravaggio's work that is known for it's chiaro scurro effects--plays of extreme lights and darks.  Lots of shadows.  Then another Italian-themed painting was in order as some others in my Italian collection have sold recently.  I love to keep adding to that collection.  Another large piece is in the works that I will share when it is complete.

Be sure to keep checking out my website for all the latest works and info!


Painting Unveiled for WHNT News 19's 50th Anniversary

The long-awaited piece was finished and unveiled in a beautiful anniversary celebration atop Monte Sano Mountain at Baron Bluff. The night was perfect and stunning.

I appreciated being able to share my thoughts about WHNT and feeling honored to have been chosen to paint this for them, commemorating their 50 years as a news station. The collage consists of ten portraits, various logos through the decades, their 5 Emmy awards and a bit that describes Huntsville and the times back in 1963. 

If you care to own a print of this as small or big as you wish on paper, canvas, metal, acrylic, 
then click here to order yours.