29 April 2011

i'm sick

(c)1983 Ralf Schulze
I'm too ill with a bad cold to post a proper post, so you get this:

from sketchbook from1983.

experiment with airbrush + sharpie

28 April 2011

27 April 2011

Devil in the Details

(c)1985 Ralf Schulze
This is a very recent photo of an old painting.  Taken while up in Bainbridge NY (Easter weekend) at the house I've been trying to sell for less than 70,000 dollars (for the past 3 years!), and I still have a lot of my old art there.   
This is an old favorite.

Oil, and Enamel and Sharpie on stretched canvas and framed with white painted pine slats!

It is 36" x 40"

This one is worth the zoom in to see the cool details!

25 April 2011

my Brother's New Family

More than a Year ago my only brother got married. I was the best man, and I had to have a good gift also!  I am living paycheck-to-paycheck, so I decided that I would try to give as much of my talent as possible.

I labored many days on this Family Portrait and actually enjoyed the experience.

This pic is only one of many "in-process" pics I have.
The photo I worked off of is at the bottom right.  I did a sketch study (top left) and my watercolor study (upper middle).

I'll post more in the future!

24 April 2011

God Save the Comix!

I made this to promote my comics. Sent it with various mail art and if someone decided to send me actual $ for the comics.

Top left is my character: "Dinky Doo"
Top Right is Ralph Mindicino's character: "Dead Kid"
Bottom left is my character: "Larry the Leper"

The old address is old

8 1/2" x 11" Collage, Stamp, and ink!

23 April 2011


(c)1982 Ralf Schulze
I went to Alaska with a good friend one summer during my college days.  This is a Painting I did from on of the few photographs I took.

It is of the dirt road I walked everyday returning from work to the campsites I lived at near the Mendenhall Glacier.

I worked at the Brown Bear Cafe in Juneau that summer!

22 April 2011

Old tall thing

(c)1984 Ralf Schulze
 Just found this in my old studio.
It's about 20" x 10" and acrylic and sharpie on stretched canvas.

I'll try to get a better pic soon.  The flash on this doesn't do it justice.

21 April 2011

Calm Splats

(c)1985 Ralf Schulze
The perfect combination of luck and control to create these splats was so fun! 

And I knew exactly when it was finished!

Oil, acrylic, and enamel spray paint on stretched canvas.  27" x 32"  framed with thin pine slats.

20 April 2011

Pivotal Piece

(c)2002 Ralf Schulze
This is a small (9" x 12") sketch painting in canvas board that actually means a lot to me.
After I moved from Richmond VA back up to NY State (basicly between Binghamton and Oneonta) bac in 2002, I had tons of room to  do art because actaul living space was much cheaper there. 
I did this to just experiment with paint again  after many years and some of the experimental decisions were new to what I've done before.  I really like what happened to this.
However, the actual painting got moldy and right now looks like crap.
This is only a 8.5" x 11" scan of it.

19 April 2011


(c)1986 Ralf Schulze
The cover of my first "mini-comic" DINKY STORIES.

It was a 'Digest' size which means it was a the size of a standard 8.5" x 11" piece if paper folded in half (5.5" x 8.5).

I had fun and made many self published comics between 1986 and 1992.  Check out the old covers  HERE!

18 April 2011

Abstract Landscape Thing Again

(c)2003 Ralf Schulze
This one just flowed from me.  Blank mind, but confident. I wish I could do more that way!

It is again a favorite media-set:  watercolor, ink and Prismacolor pencils on thick (off white) watercolor paper!

This is 14" x 20" and it lives right here with me now! 

Any buyers?  Name a price!

17 April 2011

16 April 2011

A Painting

(c)1985 Ralf Schulze
On display at my parent's home on Long Island it is oil, acrylic, and enamel spraypaint on canvas approx. 2 ft. x 3 ft. framed.

This is a terrible picture since where the flash bounced back at the camera is where there is cool details of red drips etc.

Next time I'm up there, I'll take better pics!

15 April 2011


(C)2008 rALF sCHULZE
Taken from my  Natural/Green Sketchbook.  it is about 6" x 6" made with archival ink marker and primacolor pencil!

14 April 2011


(c)1999 Ralf Schulze
ink and water color on 4 x 6 inch watercolor paper

13 April 2011

Abstract Acrylic

(c)2010 Ralf Schulze
Another painting that's been kickin' around since 2006, that I add to occasionally .  It's 9 x 11 mounted canvas on plywood.

Sometimes add a bit here and there.  I like it but I can't tell where it's going.
Any Ideas?

12 April 2011


(c)2004 Ralf schulze
9 x 12 inch
ink, water color, and color pencil on paper.

11 April 2011

American Landscape

(c)1984 Ralf Schulze
Another old "just around college graduation" piece.

I like this, because it is a vision of the future of my style.

It is approx 18" x 24" (maybe bigger) on stretched canvas and is Acrylic and oil and enamel spray paint.

I have no idea where this is now.

10 April 2011

My Mini-Comic for Mini-Comics Day

So I did a mini-comic for Mini-Comics Day, which was yesterday 9 April 2011!  Here is a short video with me talking about it.  It was more an experiment in design and a fun way to do some abstract drawing.  The title is "Captcha" which is a nickname for when you have to type in the letters you see in an image. It is used for extra security so as to avoid spamming comments etc.  This Blog host (blogger) uses it and they have "Captcha's" that are Almost words. When ever I made a comment to someone's post I wrote down the "captcha" that I had to type.
So this is a collection of my favorite 7.

Click HERE for the Facebook place for Mini-Comics Day and check out many other people's new mini-comics!!

Click THIS for my much more fun expanded version of my mini-comic "CAPTCHA"  in-process Video!!

And the most important is this LINK to my facebook photo album of each page (in black and white)!!!
I did this because it is easy to "flip" through.

09 April 2011

Sofa Art

(c)1985 Ralf Schulze
This is acrylic on stretched canvas and hanging over my parent's sofa on Long Island NY.

24" x 36"

08 April 2011

Bug Face

(c)2009 Ralf Schulze
Created this at a marathon painting session at the Currier Studios in Charlottesville ! 

Acrylic on 8.5" x11" black paper.

07 April 2011

The Fish of Life

(c)2011 Ralf Schulze
A New Art Card!

Started last year with a weird old "watercolor pencil".
then slowly embellished with ink and watercolor.

2.5" x 3.5" is the originally painted size.

This is a theme I've been playng with for a few years.  Finally finished it this evening!

(1-2-2012) gave this to my mother.

06 April 2011

Finding Eden

(c)1985 Ralf Schulze
This is one of those old ones where I tried not to make an image anyone could "see" and at the same time experiment with texture and color and media interaction.  It is about 14" x 24" Watercolor ink and color pencil on high quality thick paper.

05 April 2011

Abstract Face

(c)2007 Ralf Schulze
I made this on and off from 2005 to 2007.  It is only about 9.5" x 10.5" rough plywood with a thick black acrylic ground base.  Basic image is using a 100+ year old metal door lock flange as a red spray paint stencil.. That created the "face".

I just kept coming back to work on this multiple times.  There are many hours in this in my upstairs barn studio in Bainbridge, While listening to the freight trains loudly rushing past just behind the barn and playing old 78 rpm records on an old tube style 50's Record player!

Apart from the spray paint it is all acrylic.

This scan does not do it justice.  It is on a shelf in my cubicle/office at work.

OLd Art Class Drawing

(c)1982 Ralf Schulze
An old Art class nude drawing. Wax crayon on paper.

22" x25"

03 April 2011


(c)1985 Ralf Schulze
Painted this after college (1985) of my good friend, Michal Rezanka

It is oil and acrylic and enamel on stretched canvas.

It is 30" x 36" and is hanging here in my apartment.

The wood slat frame is broken off at the bottom right.

(c)1984 Ralf Schulze
 I found the sketch!  it is pencil on 12" x 16" paper

02 April 2011

Art Card

(c) Ralf Schulze
I finished this minutes ago because I had the time. 

Also inspired by my pal Dave Currier in Charlottesville, because he has some small paintings at a gallery there, and I went over to see them and him and his wife and we had a great time catching up.

This is an Art Card Original.

Standard art card size (2.5 in. x 3.5 in.)

Watercolor, ink, and Colorpencil on thick watercolor paper!

01 April 2011

Ugly Cartoon Art!

(c)2000 Ralf Schulze
Title: God's In My Eye
Media: Ink and Watercolor on smooth paper
Size: Approx. 6" x 9"