April 22, 2013

DC No. 99: Tiles

The last time I enjoyed the small beach in Atrani, Italy, I dove all afternoon collecting sherds of tiles 
along the ocean floor. 

Debris from home renovations— tiles were cast into the sea to tumble & roll with tides until 
trapped in coves. 

Sea foam and aquamarine are the colors of
 La Costiera Amalfatina. 

 Medley, watercolor, 12" x 10", 2013

 For more tiles please visit Ariane's Rose.


Carole Reid said...

Aquamarine and sea foam tiles!
Water colour painting with salt crystals....lovely, Emily!

Unknown said...

'Medley' speaks to me, Emily. I would have loved to dive for tiles in that aqua sea.

nadine paduart said...

completely captivating, your impression of the already most beautiful pieces of weathered tiles. yes, i love your watercolour.

renilde said...

those tiles journey, they were made, used, admired, thrown away, dived up, drawn and admired again, your compositions gave them a new life and they look so good, a different look on tiles, love your post Emily, x

Kristen Donegan said...

those are beautiful tiles! I want to make a necklace of them the colors are so beautiful...your little painting does them justice :)

Kim Henkel Creations said...

Oh how beautiful - both the tiles and the painting. AND what a thrill it must have been to dive for these beautiful little treasures.

mano said...

Hi emily, thank you for your comment at instagram! your tile collection is more beautiful than mine because the sea made them so smooth!!
:-) mano