Book Review: Walking in Watercolor: An Artist's Pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago

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This is a beautiful travelogue sketchbook by Jennifer Lawson about her walk of the Camino de Santiago.

The book looks like it's self published. It's a 90-page paperback, squarish in shape, and the paper used looks like those copier paper but artworks are printed quite nicely on it.

Camino de Santiago, if you don't know, is a pilgrimage route to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (1211) in Galicia in northwestern Spain. I've a friend who went on such a trip a few years ago and he has also created a sketchbook about his trip.

Collected within this book are stories and beautiful sketches of scenery from the 32-day walk that Jennifer Lawson and her friend Patricia Lennon had embarked on. I love travelogues and the stories told, the adventures. Unfortunately to me, there are only 90 pages in this book. I wish there were more.

The pen ink and watercolour sketches are lovely. The colours used are so vibrant that makes the places visited so lively. Lawson definitely has her way with colours, and that's no surprise as she has over 10 years of experience working in the art industry.

This would be one of my favourite books from 2017. Highly recommended to all who loves sketching and travel.

If you like books like this, check out all the other travelogue sketchbooks I've featured at https://www.parkablogs.com/category/tags/travelogue

Walking in Watercolor: An Artist's Pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN) and Book Depository

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