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kelly church New Mexico

Kelly Church, too.

Another pastel painting of the San Juan Catholic Church in Kelly, New Mexico, the ghost town south of Magdalena. The church is all that is left standing and they hold a mass there once a year on San Juan's day. Loose strokes with the surface showing through enhance the old feeling. This church is a favorite subject for Jo.

Pastel on Richeson Board, 9 x 12 inches, framed in dark wooden plein air frame. In private collection, Albuquerque, New Mexico.