31 May 2015

Rudimentary Plastic Skull Cutouts

I worked at a Plastic ThermoForming  company on and off in upstate NY for a few years and the second best take-away from there was a bunch of these 1/4" high plates, 1/8th" thick black cut-outs, in the basic shape of a skull.

I scarfed up a very small load of them then.

I painted white acrylic on them back in 2005 or 2006.
I still have them and here is the 1st of them.  This the "inside of the plate painting"
showing the "haircell" texture.

29 May 2015

Young Art Teacher's Wreck Book 1

sent this to pal who was working as a substitute art teacher in 1985.  They were tough times.  just like these days.
Thanks Bill for sending this back for me to post!

Pure cut and paste / collage style stuff.  A wonderful thing of the past.
Let me know if you find the vintage BattleStar Gallactica sticker hidden in this series!

27 May 2015

Young Art Teacher's Wreck Book 2

Add caption
the inside needs to be shown this way.
These are very timely jokes and images from 1985and earlier.

23 May 2015


(c)2015 Ralf Schulze
finished this yesterday, it is ink markers on 6" x 6" bristol board.

21 May 2015

Dark Matters

(c)2015 Ralf Schulze
 Finished this today. ink markers on Bristol board  5"x 7"  Image size is only 4" x 6".  I signed it at an angle because I like both vertical and horizontal.  When I make most of my drawings I am always rotating it, not really knowing where the top will be.
(c)2015 Ralf Schulze

19 May 2015

Unfinished from 1986 - Seeking Collaboraters!

 Here are 3 works I started back in 1986 or so but never finished.  They are all too big for the scanner so I quickly took these photos.   They are on square paper, it is just that they weren't sitting perfectly flat and I took the shots at an angle to avoid flash back.
They are all Acrylic paint and black india ink on fine art paper.
Anyone interested in finishing these or just adding to it collaboratively and I finish it, please let me know!  I have big envelopes (they are actually the back drop of these photos) and I can send it to you!

17 May 2015

My Old Friend Michal Rezanka

(c)Mik Rezanka
This is the third time I took the exception of posting other peoples art here.
I have recently become the owner of three of Michal's very early works.  Probably from 1980,1981.
The first here is a watercolor / gouache 7.25" x 12". Unsigned.

The colorful tall piece is also watercolor and is 10.5" x 6.25" and in a permanent paper mat frame.

The final one is an etching is 8.25" x 5.50" and is in a large professional matted under glass frame.
I will link this to and also post the art at Michal Rezanka RIP facebook page

(c) Mik Rezanka

(c) Mik Rezanka

15 May 2015

South Campus Stony Brook Art Studio

(c)1983 Ralf Schulze
Found a sketch recently of a small area of the Stony Brook University Art Studio I shared with Michal Rezanka at the South Campus Area buildings.
This is pencil on, I think, 11 x 14 sketch book paper.
Two major elements are the Japanese style paper lamp and the bulbous odd ceramic sculpture of mine.   You can see these same elements in a painting I did around the same time HERE!
Also there is a odd fish-thing with a human face made by another student, Roseanna, who had a studio next door.

13 May 2015

11 May 2015

Curious Entropy

(c)2015 Ralf Schulze
Ink on 6" x 6" Bristol board.
Feel free to tilt your head 90 degrees (either way) and even 180 degrees if you so desire.
Don't look too close, you might get dizzy.

09 May 2015

The Devil's FiddleHead

(c)2011 Ralf Schulze
Finally found some 12 x 12 frames for some of my older work. Nice painted black metal and glass frames.
I posted this back when I finished it, but it was a scan and cropped (see it HERE), but the visual internet quality may be better on the old one.

Anyone want to buy it for $65 framed, let me know!

07 May 2015

Life Drawings - Practice, practice, practice...

(c)1984 Ralf Schulze

(c)1984 Ralf Schulze
At a certain point after I graduated college I often still attended Life drawing class (even though I was not registered for it) with the teacher's blessing [Robert White].
I was at a point where my confidence and technique (or talent) were at their peak.
These two drawings (of the same pose - I moved) were probably done both within 5 minutes.
I was not the type to stay in one place and draw the same image for 20 minutes.  I loved moving around in the back and finding the point of view I liked, and quickly sketching it.
 I would not be able to do this now being out of practice for so long.

05 May 2015

Monstrous Mail Art

cool new mail art envelope..... who wants to be the recipient? Reply on Blogspot/blogger comments or Facebook or email me at aardvarkf@yahoo.com with a good reason and I will send it to you filled with odd ephemera.  My choice,so don't complain. I will make more envelope art!!!

03 May 2015

A Photo of Friends

painted over painting

I recently found the last two sketches of my friends and I from 1988 or so.  Of course the sketches transformed them into comic characters!

Fun stuff!
All the drawings are on 14 x 17 sketch paper.
I even started a painting back then based on this photo, but got frustrated and painted it over with something else.
I just found the scan of the old photograph of the painting I painted over!

01 May 2015

Another Mail art Envelope art!

Another ink and color pencil envelope art / mail-art this time for old pal Clare Dee who was the person who introduced me to mail-art!  Thanks Clare!  Hope you like the contents!