The Couch – A Series

<p><a href=”″>The couch III</a> from <a href=”″>The Painted Pear</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


<p><a href=”″>Couch Potato Dexter 2</a> from <a href=”″>The Painted Pear</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


It is February, and very grey and dull here in Stockholm, Sweden. We have been in a pattern of snow, ice, melt, muck, snow, ice, melt….so forth. Hasn’t been too cold, and once in a while the sun can be spotted in reflections on the windows, but doesn’t last long. I recently learned that you don’t really get any sufficient vitamin D through sunshine until the daylight hours equal or surpass the moonlight hours. Days are getting noticeably longer and I can feel the lightness, not necessarily the brightness, especially when there is a nice blanket of white snow.

The couch came to me as a symbol of the doldrums of winter. Where we park ourselves after a chilly stroll or cozy up to with a favorite magazine. Movies and tv, like the series “This Is Us” viewed under woolen blankets, are the weekends pinnacle with a box of tissues and a good red wine. And unlike the kitchen table the couch is a place where we can all sit next to each other, including Dexter.

The illustrations have been fun to capture. Of course I could go on and on, with many scenarios, and maybe I will, but so far I am four down, Couch II and III I have made time lapse videos, but don’t have videos for I and IV. And The Couch IV I will share tomorrow.  Watercolor

with colored pencil on top, polychromos color pencil, on Arches 140lb.