Christ of the Desert Monastery and cliffs

From July 5-11, I was was on retreat at Christ of the Desert Monastery near Abiquiu, New Mexico. It is an astoundingly beautiful place, located up a canyon ringed with sandstone cliffs, accessed by a long winding gravel road. During my time there, I made a number of watercolors of the canyon, the guest house, and the chapel. Here are the successful ones.

This is a sketch of the chapel with the cliffs to the East. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, moleskine notebook.

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