Posted by: David Giacalone | July 23, 2009

elizabeth macfarland paintings

   update (Nov. 4, 2011): The Moon & River Café in the Stockade (115 S. Ferry St.) is hosting a special multi-media exhibit of paintings and poetry by Elizabeth MacFarland, from November 1st through December 31st.  The exhibit — “The Making of a Children’s Book”  — focuses on Elizabeth’s recently-published book of poetry for children titled “Butterfly, Dragonfly” (The Troy Book Makers, 2011).  It features 16 oil paintings Elizabeth used to illustrate her book, along with the related poems.

There will be a reception and book signing on both Friday, November 18th, 2011, 6-8 pm, as part of Art Night Schenectady; and Sunday, December 4, 2-5 pm, when Elizabeth will perform piano and flute pieces with flutist Laura Bulatao, and with some of their students.  Spotlight News did a feature article about the exhibit, titled “an artist of many colors” (by John Purcell, Nov. 17, 2011, at 12).

– below are two pages from Butterfly, Dragonfly

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– two poems with painting-illustrations from Butterfly, Dragonfly (click on the image for a larger version) –

Butterfly, Dragonfly has 35 poems, which were inspired by true-life happenings, in the late ’80s and early ’90s, when her two grown sons were little guys.  The book will be available to purchase at Moon & River, as well as at The Open Door and The Little Book House in Stuyvestant Plaza.

Elizabeth is a professional pianist and composer, and has an active piano studio in Niskayuna.

[original posting]

. . . Below are a few paintings by former Stockade resident, Elizabeth MacFarland, who now lives in Niskayuna.   As you can see, I have no experience photographing art (nor anything else) indoors, but I hope you’ll appreciate her talent with oils.  Click on the photo for a larger version of the painting.

Sorrow of Sophia by Elizabeth MacFarland - at Niskayuna Starbucks, St. James Place - for 350.org/Oct 24

– displayed at the St. James Square Starbucks, Niskayuna, New York, for 350.org International Day of Climate Action, October 24, 2009 –

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sad painting by em

. . and from my personal collection, early Elizabeth:

B&W still life (oil, 2004) by Elizabeth MacFarland


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