I have an affinity for the Greek/Roman gods of healing (as you can no doubt tell from my business name — Hygeia Counseling Services). I’m currently having a painting of Hypnos (God of Sleep and Dreams) done by Brian MacGregor — the artist who did my Hygeia logo. He is working his way through drawings, studies, and now a black and white version of the painting. He also had models pose for the work. I had no idea how complex this was and I’m getting a real education in art. Regarding the black and white version he says:
“Here is how it looks so far in the black and white stage…. I am going to work on the colors soon. This took me all week to get to this point. I included references from three different books on dreams and Hypnosis and the uses of it and its origins. Also a chart of the sleep stages, and dreams. I got to say I am loving this idea and making it museum worthy.”
I’m attaching below a few versions of the painting so far. You can click on the small image below to see it larger.