The Elixir – 35×64
Here the artist captures torment and longing in the expression of Nemorino as he peers through a curtain at Adina. Both figures are highlighted with various tones and textures of paint. The brightest tones are on Adina’s face then her hands while Nemorino’s face and hands are emphasized in medium tones and texture. Mr. George explained that his paintings are designed and approached considering how the viewer will see them. In The Elixir, he purposely planned for the viewer to first see Adina’s face, her hands, Nemorino’s face, his hands and lastly the hat on the floor in that order.