26 December 2011

Subtle Sea Monsters

(c)2011 Ralf Schulze
Finished today.  I did 8 new acrylic on various colored paper yesterday (Xmas Day!) and this one found its end.

8.5 x 11 light green card stock.  Acrylic and prismacolor pencil.

 This is a gift to my good friend Bobbie on Long Island!

24 December 2011

The Garl

(c)2011 Ralf Schulze
Just created this today!

It is prismacolor pencil and ink on 8.5" x 11" light blue, acid free, card stock.

23 December 2011

The Red Nonsense-Land

(c) Ralf Schulze 2011
My good friend, Dave Currier (from Charlottesville VA) came by today and we did some art...

This is what I did.  It's Prismacolor pencil and ink on 8.5 x 11 red, acid-free paper.

I was inspired by his sketchbook full of very cool abstract pencil drawings!

Sunken Moon

Started in  early summer at my friend's studio in Charlottesville VA.  finished late October, and finally posting here.  It is Acrylic and prismacolor pencils on 8.5 x 11 blue acid-free paper.

29 October 2011

L'phant Skinning

(c)2011 Ralf Schulze
(c)2011 Ralf Schulze
A simple doodle (3.5" x 4.25") scanned and then I added color with my lame, old, fake-photoshop program.

25 October 2011

My Mother!

(c)1982 Ralf Schulze
I did this in college. it is charcoal and chalk on gray paper. It has been in a portfolio for years and years, slightly folded and the charcoal was never fixed.

It is very much a likeness of my Mom who is Still enjoying life with my Dad and their friends on Long Island!

She is the greatest Mom ever!

17 October 2011

A Very Vertical Drawing!

(c)1983 Ralf Schulze
This was based on a current photo of the time.

It is India ink and watercolor on 11 in. x 30 in. paper.

Yeah, cross-hatching has always been fun for me!

16 October 2011


(c)1984 Ralf Schulze
I keep looking at this original  15 x 22 inch sized work and like it every time!

It is ink and watercolor and prismacolor pencil on paper.

If you like it, let me know!

13 October 2011

Alternate Realities

(c)1985 Ralf Schulze
This one is old but I remember that it just flowed out of me!

It is India ink, water color, and collage on paper. The only collage item is the red and white "wallpaper" on the left.

15 in. x 22 in.

For sale.  Make an offer if you want to.

10 October 2011

Unknown Abstract

(c)1984 Ralf Schulze
This is 20 in x 26 in Acrylic, Ink and color pencil on a pastel dark green acid free paper.

For sale, unframed. Name your price.

09 October 2011

Underwater + Blood = ?

(c)1985 Ralf Schulze
Another same size (13 in x 20 in)
[see the previous post for details]

Lost scapes

(c)1985 Ralf Schulze
While living in Bronxville and working in Poughkeepsie at a Fine art bronze sculpture foundry (Tallix), I created a large set of acrylic, ink and prismacolor pencil on color paper works (possibly a total of 30 or so works)

Here is one on a subtle purple paper.  It's 13 in. x 20 in.

25 September 2011

Blue Devil

(c)1997 Ralf Schulze
Acrylic paint on cheap blue poster board.
22 inches by 14 inches

Feel free to make an offer I have it here in Richmond.

The shine on the left side is because there is an under-painting of gold in the background.


(c)1982 Ralf Schulze
I did this in College.

its 19 inches x 24 inches.
watercolor, India ink and color pencils on paper.

I still have it and if you like it, please make an offer.

(it has a tear near bottom left)

31 July 2011


(c)2011 Ralf Schulze                                                                                                                                           8 x 10 acrylic and marker on canvas panel
you can see the past HERE

23 July 2011


(c)2011 Ralf Schulze
(c)2011 Ralf Schulze

This is a small 8" x 10" canvasboard acrylic painting.
A lot of painting knife and liner brush work.  Had fun doing this.  It just happened!
Left is digitally trimmed, right is actual 8x10.

17 July 2011

Totem Sketch

(c)2011 Ralf Schulze
Another from C'ville.

Blue sharpie and Acrylic on beige 8.5" x 11" card stock.

15 July 2011

Bob Ross

(c)2011 Ralf Schulze
Just before I went to visit my pal Dave Currier in C'ville last Saturday (a 1.5 hr drive) I was flipping thru channels on TV and came across Bob Ross doing a classic Lake  in the Mountains with Pine trees. 

Anyway, I don't know if it influenced anything but I kept saying "Bob Ross" just for the Hell of it and Dave Wrote down Bob Ross and I made this collage and acrylic thing on Green 8.5" x11" paper.

12 July 2011


(c)2011 Ralf Schulze
Another, Quick sketch.  Acrylic and color pencil on red 8.5 x11 acidfree cardstock.

I gave this to my sister-in-law for her birthday.  10-2011

11 July 2011

New Untitled

(c)2011 Ralf Schulze
It's been a while since I posted and I need to get back in the groove.  To jump-start that idea, I went to My pal Dave Currier in Charlottesville VA and we did a lot of art and listening to music while enjoying good food and drink.
This was the first thing I whipped out.  Acrylic on green acid-free 8.5 x 11 cardstock.
Many of the following post will be of small painted sketches I did that same evening!

29 June 2011

Eat A Peach

(c)2009 Ralf Schulze
2 years ago in C'ville at my friend's studio, I painted over the Allman Bros. album cover Eat A Peach.  I liked it enough to put it in a frame and hang in my cubicle at work.

Finally took a picture of it!

26 June 2011

New Changes to This Art Blog of Mine!

Thanks for Looking at my revamped artblog.  For more than 4 1/2 months I've been pretty good at posting a piece of my art every day.  It has been fun and a challenge too. 

This will still be a place for me to post only my art.  But I can't do it every day anymore.  My work schedule and time constraints have increased lately and I will now just try to post 3 posts per week.

But there are a few cool changes to the blog:
  • If you scroll down on the right you can signup to get an email every time I post something new!
  • Near that, there is a video thing where you can watch my youTube videos.
I hope that you will keep looking at my stuff.  I do not make a living off my art, but if you are interested in
anything you see and want to make an offer, please don't hesitate!

(c)2011 Ralf Schulze

This is a "mash-up" of two of my images, that seemed to go together!
One of the images is the previous post!

19 June 2011

Maybe it's Done?

(c)2011 Ralf Schulze

(c)2011 Ralf Schulze
top is the possibly finished painting in all it's unsigned glory . . .12" x 12" of acrylic paint on paper.

Bottom is exactly the same piece but trimmed.

Let me know which you like better and why!

My Art table Today!

all works shown (c)2011 Ralf Schulze
Finally got back into it.

17 June 2011

Quick Doodle at work

(c)2011 Ralf Schulze
A quick doodle I did at work today when I discovered that the black ballpoint pen I was using was really juicy.

I just flowed from my fingers and is only about 3" tall.

Postcard Painting Sketches

(c)2011 Ralf Schulze
Last year I bought a pad of "Acrylic Painting Paper"  it's kind of odd but I like it.
It is thick paper embossed with a fake canvas texture, and to top off the oddness, the size is 6" x 12" .
I've used it for ACEO's and some other things, but last month I realized that I can make 3 postcards... (standard postcard size in USA is 6" x 4")
So I decided to do this as a whim while painting other stuff.

These are pencil and Acrylic paint.  I might or might not add to them. . . .

Rectal Spirits

(c)1985 Ralf Schulze
Very, very early comic.
Very stupid bathroom humor.
Marker on paper.   Approx. 5" x 8"  
Before I ever used Zip-a-tone.

13 June 2011

Abstracted Nude One

(c)1985 Ralf Schulze
(c)1985 Ralf Schulze

Top is the original pencil and acrylic sketch on paper (approx. 2.5" x 10")

bottom is the final (destroyed) painting on masonite and  2 x 4's  approx 6 feet long.

I knew the size I was going to paint on and sketched it accordingly.

11 June 2011

FISH of LIFE sketch

(c)2009 Ralf Schulze
This is from my current sketchbook which actually goes back to June 2008. This is a pencil sketch  approx 7" x7" .  The sketchbook is very beige (almost grocery bag color)  You might recognize the subject matter from an ACEO I have on etsy HERE!

10 June 2011

A Photo of Me

Here is a photographic self portrait  with the monkey temporarily off my back.  (also Larry the leper is on hiatus from buggin me and seems sedate to hang high on the wall behind me (thanks Hal).

I did this because my pal Hal Weaver did a photo self-Portrait on his blog, and I haven't shown my horrible Colonel Sanders beard that I recently let take over my usually fatheaded ugly face.

This is also an excuse for not posting to my "daily" blog for the last few day..... I just have been in a "not so good mood".  Forgive me or not.  I don't care right now.

06 June 2011

My Etsy Shop - New Stuff!

(c)2009 Ralf Schulze

This is my Etsy Shop Title Logo! 

I post 14 Original Art cards for Purchase (most of them you've seen in this art blog).  Check them out anyway!

CLICK THIS  to get there!

05 June 2011

Re - Startness

(c)2011 Ralf Schulze

The start on something new from last weekend in C'ville

This is on 14" x 18" old slightly warped old canvas board (the absolute limit in size for any reasonable canvas board)

But I like it and it's new and I'm ready to change things!

04 June 2011

For Your Skull Interview 1989 part 2

Click on image to zoom in!

These were in "For Your Skull" zine #20! The zine was created by Carrie and Rob.
I had gotten some stuff into previous issues and they asked me to write up a 3 page interview.

It was Fun!

03 June 2011

02 June 2011


(c)1984 Ralf Schulze

This is BIG on paper.

Oil, maybe acrylic, sharpie.

I hope you look at  the close-up (just click on the image)

I think this might be one of my best and it is probably around 40" x 60".

For Sale but in a raw state. It is rolled up.

This might be upside down if you see the signature!

Egg Paint

(c)2007 Ralf Schulze
This one is fun to see close-up.  Even though it is Ink and Acrylic 8" x 10" on canvasboard.

for sale.

Title is: Infestation

A real selling point!

but very cheap postage!