The Old Site of Our Lady of Guadalupe

"First Communion," oil on panel by Melwell Romancito, 8x10

Here’s another painting of a Northern New Mexico Church, the old site of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church prior to it burning down in 1961.

the reference photograph I used showed a wall around the courtyard, which I don’t believe I’ve ever seen in any of the historical photographs.

I decided to change to the occasion of the service to a first communion service, which would probably be in spring. I made the day overcast so not much in the way of shadows have been projected.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Taos, New Mexico
This is the church of Our Lady of Guadalupe circa 1802. Photo courtesy Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish