Paintings for the Bologna show

I have been painting like mad to finish four small paintings for a Show in Bologna.  These are the four that I have chosen.  They are all 20x20cm and are oil on board.

They are votive offerings to the capricious gods who affect the orbits of our lives.  They are specific to the marks they leave on us, glimpses of the trails left by our actions. There are words buried in them, they don’t matter, they are spells.  I have the working titles underneath each.

Bologna SWMJ-0001

"Impure by birth" - painting above

Bologna SWMJ-0002

"Building the Pope’s tiara"

Bologna SWMJ-0004

“The oncoming of night"

Bologna SWMJ-0005

“Prayer and punishment"

© Simon Jones 2018