Christ of the Desert Monastery

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 and the cliffs to the northeast. 9 x 12 inches, watercolor.