Donald A. Jusko
5-20-41, Trenton, New Jersey
Ewing High School, Trenton, NJ
Biography from 1959 to 2009

Biography Personal photos, 1970 to 2000
Biography Current Maui, 2000 - 2013
Next Page, Original Real Color Wheel
Previous Non-bio Page, Original 1996 links

1959, School of Fine Arts College, Trenton, NJ

1963 - 1967, US Navy, Photo Intelligence, USS Forestall, USS Saratoga, Bay of Pigs Confrontation, Navy Accommodation Metal, Naval Unit Citation Metal, given by President Kennedy himself.

1967 - 1970, Art Director, Jacksonville, Florida

1970 - 1973, My own Advertising Agency in San Francisco, main account Flecto Paint

1973 - 1978, Manufactured my own product to advertise in TV, radio and print, Tower Waterbeds, 5 retail outlets with a 16 man factory in Sacramento, CA.

1978 - Sold the business Tower Waterbeds and moved to Maui to paint on location, first in watercolors for 10 years, then acrylics and oils for 35 years now, 2013.

1998 Started transcribing painting notes made on every painting for a teaching website, paint the first Real Color Wheel matching the colors of elements in crystals as they got darker.

The American Artist, June 2000 issue had 3 of my paintings and an interview with me talking about my favorite mediums.
The Artist Magazine
SketchBook Magazine

In 2004 I spent a year painting 30 lime frescos on location from life, Lahaina.

2005, 50,000 visitors per month visiting website.

15 to 20 thousand Real Color Wheels given to individuals, schools and colleges per year.
The Painting on Location Color Course is now used by:
International Middle School of Geneva, Switzerland,Stanford University,
Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) is the key to one-stop access to high quality educational resources on the Internet. GEM is a project of the U.S. Department of Education and is a special project of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Technology.
Western Kentucky University
Rutgers University

I just learned today that the San Francisco Academy of Art University is teaching my color wheel in it's Color Theory Program. It all started in 2002 with the International Middle School of Geneva, Switzerland. Western Kentucky University was the first U.S. university to support, commend and subscribe to the Real Color Wheel.

2-24-08, In the past thirty days Northern Arizona University, BYU, Glenn Carleton College, Pittsford Sutherland High School, Imperial College London, University of New South Wales, Kennesaw State University, York College of The City University of New York, Lausanne Collegiate School, United Arab Emirates University and the University of Guelph, Canada, have requested the Real Color Wheel, All About Color course, or color wheel.

Student from a university in Columbia had to make an RCW as a first year lesson, he sent me an email.

My name is Karla de la Cerda, I work with pathogens and used your chart for comparing my fungi :).
Thank you VERY much for your help,
Karla de la Cerda
University of Guelph
School of Environmental Biology
Guelph, Canada


Dick Goebel
Senior ISR Program Manager
SRA International, Inc
3434 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

On May 29, 2007, at 4:54 AM, clea lauriault wrote:
Hi Don,
Im an artist with an MFA in printmaking from UT Knoxville. I teach Art Fundamentals and 2-d design at a Florida community college. I love your sight and want to be registered. Thanks! Clea

Doug/Gordon Morton
72 Studio
Photography & Graphic Design

On Apr 28, 2009, at 3:35 AM, wdm wrote:
ect: Re: free tif RCW from sitetreehtm, WDM lighting designer working in television, Don
Date: April 28, 2009 9:19:04 AM HST
I am interested in receiving a copy of the real colorwheel. I am a lighting designer working in television.
I program a lot of LED lights using RGB values. I need to start learning a bit more color theory. I have been using your wheel on your site but it would be much easier to have the file up on my desktop.
thanks... wdm

Subject: Re: freeEMchartbyRCW, Niko Aarne, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, Don
Date: April 24, 2009 9:33:53 AM HST
On Apr 24, 2009, at 12:42 AM, Aarne Niko wrote:
Could I have a link to this magnificent piece of art.
Niko Aarne, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

From: "Kristin Cotrufello"
Date: April 23, 2009 5:38:41 AM HST
Subject: freeCMYKtiffromcolorwheelhtm

Your site is so great.
I'm going to camp out there when I'm not suppose to be working.
There is a ton of impressive information. Thank you for you laborious research and documentation.
I would like a color wheel file to print for an upcoming acrylic class in May, please.
If the file is larger than 2MB, it may not come through but we may get lucky...
I've had people send me big whopping 6MB power point presentations with fuzzy puppies, cats and ducklings (everyone has at least one friend that does that!)
Take Care,
Kristin Cotrufello | Reimbursements

cell 1.570.677.6911

Subject: Re: freetifRCWcolorwheelfromcolorwheel, Jordy - Multimedia Professionals, Don
Date: April 16, 2009 1:14:46 AM HST

On Apr 15, 2009, at 10:09 PM, Jordy wrote:
Please can you send me both CMYK and RGB wheels?
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Jordy van Geldorp*
Multimedia Professionals T. +31(0)20 462 49 10 F. +31(0)20 462 49 19 I.

Mike Vance
Operations Manager
BLT Shirt Printers, Inc.
5513 Vine Street
Alexandria, VA 22310
703-971-0966 (fax)

Subject: Re: freecmykfromplottern Glenn Xavier, DTR, Teya Technologies, Don
Date: March 30, 2009 10:23:26 AM HST

On Mar 30, 2009, at 9:41 AM, Xavier, Glenn F CTR USAF ACC ACC/A7PP wrote:
Mr Jusko -- Please send me your real color wheel cmyk plotter profile. You've done a fantastic job as a color scientist and artist and I'd like to use your real color wheel as my source for all future color matching!
Glenn Xavier, CTR
Teya Technologies

Re: freetifRCWcolorwheelfromcolorwheel, Ryan - Teacher, Don
Date: March 28, 2009 6:25:49 PM HST
On Mar 28, 2009, at 5:12 PM, Ryan wrote:
Great and informative! I'd like to get the zip so i can print out a chart for a painting workshop I'm teaching in April. I'm 21 and just started painting a year ago so I'd appreciate any help I can get, one reason I'm allowed to teach is because I've done intensive research pertaining to all aspects of painting.

Don Jusko, I STOPPED HERE Mar. 28, 2009. This list of Emails goes back to 1-12-99 (More up to 2013)