*New* – Talpa Chapel


Talpa Chapel Revisited

Nuestra Senora de San Juan del Rio Chiquito


Small Talpa - Final


Bob recently completed a new interpretation of the small adobe chapel in Talpa, New Mexico. In this painting the chapel reflects the purple shadows on the Picuris Mountains seen across the valley.

Talpa is located southeast of Taos on NM518, the scenic byway known as The High Road to Taos. The historic structure is off the highway a short distance down a narrow dirt road. Adobe homes – and, on most occasions a barking dog -  surround the chapel plaza. Worshipers use the chapel for prayer services and novenas but travel to San Francisco de Asis in Ranchos de Taos for services.

Artists, including Andrew Dasburg and Doel Reed have long been drawn to the Talpa region. Following local tradition many residents paint their windows blue to ward off the brujas (witches).


One Response to “*New* – Talpa Chapel”

  1. Beautiful painting!!
    I love your use of color.
    Well done!!

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