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|Subject: Is your on line course available in print?
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 12:02:13 +0900
From: ishioka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Organization: Ishioka Shokai Ltd
Dear Mr. Jusko,
Let me start by saying that your painting site is one of the best and most interesting I have seen on the net.
Your painting and drawing course looks extremely interesting.
It would be wonderful if it was available in book form.
If it is, can you tell me how to obtain it and how much it costs?
Thanks again for such a vibrant site,
|Subject: history of paint
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 15:14:37 -0000
From: "Rudd, Megan" <Megan.Rudd@granadamedia.com>
To: "'donjusko@'" <donjusko@>
I just wanted to thank you for all your helpful advice that you gave me
towards my research into the history of paints. I have found your web
sites very interesting and they have answered a lot of my questions.
Many thanks once again
|Subject: Comments from 1color
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 09:30:41 -0500 (EST)
From: "Mistress of RavenWood" <email@example.com>
This web site is wonderful! I always knew there was something wrong with
the "traditional" 3 primaries that all art instructors teach about!
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 00:09:37 -0500
From: Larry Kelley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
God, AM I amazed!!!!! What a site.
I make rubies, wheelchair atv, semisubmersibles, rockes, garnets,
sapphires, CZ, YAG, drums, paint. BUT I AM NOTHING
COMPARED TO YOU!
WOW!!!! Larry P Kelley
|Subject: Comments from jpgchartssm
Date: 25 Feb 2000 10:01:00 -0600
I'm not a real artist, but I want to learn color mixing and your site is immensly
educational and helpful! I'm a musician trying to save a little $$ by designing my CD cover.
This is some great stuff and I love the live examples!
I appreciate the effort you made to produce such a page.
|Subject: OnArt ArtWard
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 04:42:09 -0500
From: "Thomas Struszka" <email@example.com>
After reviewing your site we have decided that your webpage currently has won the Artward for artsites.
An art related site that teaches knowledge is pretty unique in my reviews so far. Great!
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 20:43:21 -0500
From: Jade <firstname.lastname@example.org>
These are some of the most beautiful paintings I have see online -
and I look at a ton of art pages..*s* My compliments to a wonderful artist!!
|Subject: Comments from jpgchartssm
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 14:21:37 -0600
From: "Steven Eykamp" <email@example.com>
msg=Hi Don, I'm a photographer and digital artist trying to hone my color abilities for high-res commercial digital files. Thanks for giving me the site where I might check absolute color references. I've even downloaded the jpg wheel on your first page as a small reference that I can post right in front of my nose on the monitor. (It's taking some reminders to join the RGB world, since old fashioned photogs like me think in CMY.) Thought you would like to know you've beena help - as I know you intended to be.
|Subject: Comments from 1color
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 01:09:18 -0400
From: Nancy Baumgarten <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Organization: TreeGarden Land Design
HI, I am looking for a printed source for this beautiful color wheel.
do you sell it or nknow a source? especially with color names also....
i want kids to learn more than the pablum that is usually taught in schools...
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 07:44:45 +0200
From: "Lindeque, Anita" <ALindeque@bec.co.za>
Just thought I'd let you know, that I think your work is wonderful. I am a "weekend" artist from South Africa (my real occupation - Accountant). Your choice of subject, color and medium, is simply inspiring. Thanks for a great website, even though I might never be able to visit Hawaii, I can experience it through your paintings and it seems to be a magical place.Kind
136 Main Reef Road
|Subject: Excellent website
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 01:27:13 +0900
From: "Shirley" <email@example.com>
Hello. It'll take a while to plough through the contents on your site, but I want to congratulate you on what you've put together.
I think I've registered for your mail list, where I guess there'll be opportunities for questions and discussion.
Presumably you are familiar with the handprint page (deals with watercolors)? (http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/water.html)
Until there's time for chats,
Congratulations on your exciting web page and the wonderful gallery of your work.
|Subject: Comments from fine
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 03:47:03 EDT
My name is Lary Stucker and I am currently a comicbook artist for Marvel and DC comics. I have had the desire to paint and have been battling between which medium to start in. Watercolor or acrylic. I have been a little leary of acrylic because I have seen some really bad acrylic paintings. Then I stumbled upon your web site. Your work is awesome! I will be visiting this site often to glean what I can from your classes. Thank you for making the knowledge of your craft so readily available.
Sinceraly, Lary Stucker
|Subject: About your free painting lessons!
Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 13:36:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Creativity Enthusiast <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CONGRATULATIONS! Your site has been chosen by our team to receive the Golden Crane Creativity Award (GCCA). This award is given to sites that provide free
instructional information in arts, crafts, music, and other creative activities. We believe that sites like yours deserve special recognition for teaching people how to develop their creative skills and talents. Not only are we giving you an award, but have also added your site URL into our exclusive directory at:
|Subject: An Expression of Appreciation
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2000 13:44:07 EDT
I just found your extensive, excellent system of web pages yesterday. I have spend many pleasant hours exploring them. I am amazed at the volume of work you have completed. I have not studied your material enough to have a good feel for the details, but I look forward to spending many more hours studying and enjoying your site.
I'm fairly new to painting, but consider myself to be an artist above all else. I started reading color theory by artists a few years ago. It seems to me that some of the best books were written over fifty years ago. At first I thought my color vision was off. The text and printed illustrations just did not agree. I eventually realized that the printing process had a more limited gamet than the pigments the authors used for their original illustrations. Lesson: The printing process places major limits on
illustrating color principles to readers. I was also puzzled by many other things that I read that did not agree with my personal studio experience.
More recently, I have been reading color science literature in order to perfect my conceptual understanding of color. I have found the color manipulation tools in computer programs such as Photoshop and on the web to be excellent resources for improving my ability to "read color" and develop my intuitive understanding of color. I of course have learned much by playing with pigments in my studio.
A few months ago I decided I needed to to write my own book on color that would be true to my studio experience with available paints and consistent with modern color science. I also realized that the Internet and related computer resources offered the most useful resources for effectively communicating and teaching color principles and developing color skills.
This decision brought with it a number of new problems and issues, e.g., how to develop a common color calibration of my computer monitor and my "reader's" monitor. It also raised the question of is there anyone out there who would be interested in reading my Internet book on color. Most of the artist's I know, have little interest in computers or technical stuff. The "three primary color theory" seems to meet there conceptual needs for understanding color. Consequently, I'm amazed by your web site.
I am very excited by your work and look forward to learning much from your web pages. If you are ever in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I would love to meet you and discuss our common interests. Thanks for your excellent work.
June 3, 2000
David J. Jackson
Mountain Song Studios
2506 Camino San Patricio
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 19:14:28 -1000 (HST)
From: "graeme & nancy daniel" <email@example.com>
This is by far the best practical painting site I've seen - thanks for the help and inspiration -
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 14:01:55 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Stephen M. Ashley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
msg=Hi , thanks for the Real Color Wheel.
Just doing a little redecorating, decided to Ask Jeeves, and there was your site -- thanks for the help!
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 13:22:04 -0700
From: frank delgado <email@example.com>
This if Frankdelgado in Roseville,Ca. near Sacramento.I've been looking at your paintings of Maui scenes, and think they are absolutely beautifull!! Am downloading your free painting instructions and starting to really learn something!! I've been taking water color classes at Roseville senior citizens (I'm 77 yrs. old.) and learned more in one session than all the time i've put in on the other program!! Thanks a Bunch!!
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 21:13:37 -0400
Larry Iselier referred me to your site...I visit WetCanvas quite often. Trying realism in watercolors..
I have a long way to go..your paintings are exquisite..
Larry was right you sure know how to handle the greens..I will have to visit your site again...truly beautiful...
|Subject: [paintingonlocation] Making waves
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 14:32:06 -0500
From: "magazino" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My message was that Don explained making waves beautifully!
I have been painting for many years, have continually studied and taught.
But I haven't seen any better teacher than Don.
Thank you Don for what you do!
|Subject: lead QA
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 09:35:05 -1000
To: David Penlington <PENTON@bigpond.com.au>
David Penlington wrote:
I have read your website with amazement absolutely fantastic I am a painting contractor in Australia and I perform historical research here your information is most valuable could I have you kind permission to use some of this info in some of my training courses also any info you have regarding the history of lead based paints would be most helpful kind.
Of course you can use my info to teach. Don
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 08:12:21 -0400
From: Karin <email@example.com>
I've been checking out your work lately....nice! Also your efforts to generously distribute information to all is very special
- I wish there were more like you around...
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 04:09:14 -1000 (HST)
From: Winston Graça <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I'm an abstract painter. But I do admire on location natural
academic paintings and painters with real talent like you!
|Subject: Comments from fine
Date: 23 Jul 2000 15:04:53 -0700
From: "sufletcher" <email@example.com>
This is a big site. The most all inclusive, gorgeous art site I've seen on the web to date.
It gives so much in so many different ways to art lovers as well as artists.
What a fantastic gift! Thank you!
|Subject: Re: online lessons
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 08:48:04 -1000
From: A General Cleaning Service <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Don, thanks so much for posting the online lessons on drawing and painting waves!
They're well done & easily understood. I got the site from your WetCanvas posting.
Water is one of my favorite subjects but has always been a puzzle! I've printed out
the lessons & will surley utilize them a lot! Thanks again.
|Subject: Comments from art2
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 01:56:38 -0700
From: Anne Saso <email@example.com>
I found your sight quite by accident when I was looking for some inspiration for some apple paintings I promised to my daughter. Your work is very beautiful...they remind me of paintings in Bermuda. I should like to thank you for all the painting tips you've so graciously given us. What inspired you to be so generous?Sorry for being so long winded but Im curious to know why you left the agency business. It obviously wasn't because of the money!My dad was president of an agency and I was a copywriter in my previous life,which partially explains my interest. I'm adding your site to my bookmarks because I find it very helpful. Thanks again.
|Subject: Re: Great work
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 08:22:22 -0400
From: Najaka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I've visited your site, it's terrific! Yes, please include me on your list.
I'm going to send your site to a friend who is an excellent artist and plein air painter,
I'm sure she'll want to participate.
|Subject: A visit to you site...Wow!
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 14:41:00 +1200
From: Gary Molitor <email@example.com>
I've seen your name several times in American Artist.
I really like your work. Actually it is quite fabulous, but you don't need me to tell you that. Also, I remember seeing your work in Lahina the last time I was there.
Recently I got an email from Shirley Johnson from Japan. She is a ROM member of your "Painting on Location" email list and said see saw a posting about Danacolors "CLASSIC" Artist Oils. She requested a color card and price list from me; which I sent her.
You may remember, you called here a year ago about our clear liquid laminate; we talked and I sent you some information. Incidently, we now have the Bulldog Ultra in 20 oz. by volume aerosol spray cans; available in gloss, semi gloss and flat/matte for $20 per can...works really great on canvas inkjet prints. I can send you a no-charge sample can if you like. When I sent you the clear coat information, I may have included information on our artist oil line. It has become very popular with the Plein Aire painters here on the mainland, although we have a few customers in Hawaii;
Makk Studio, Herb Kane Studio, Bishop Street Press, Steve Kornreich, Betty Hay Freeland and Jennifer Tamashiro.
I could not help not being impressed with your Real Color Wheel and the time you took to test all the brand names listed. Of course I didn't see Danacolors, probably because it is not available in retail stores. I also did not see any Gamblin. Have you tried his product?
I don't imagine that you have any interest in creating a new color wheel testing any new products but I would like to "make you an offer that you can't refuse". I would like to send you, no charge, a 140ml tube of what ever colors you select from the list below. Our product is not student grade. The pigments are high grade and were selected for their color fastness. With the exception white and cad yellow light all are ground in "white refined linseed oil"
They are available in three sizes; quarts, 10.5 oz.(311ml) caulking tubes and 140ml aluminum tubes.
We have an artist discount program that provides a 20% discount on order of $100 to $499 and over $500 the discount is 40%.
Our mediocre web site is at:
and if you have time you check out my work at:
And once again, thank you for having such a wonderful web site that provides so much wonderful information and images of you fabulous work.
800-895-8000 in the San Francisco Bay area.
D200 Carbon Black (Pure Carbon Black)
D200.5 Mars Black (Pure Black Iron Oxide)
D201 Cadmium Yellow Light (Pure Cadmium-Barium Sulfide with Zinc Sulfate)
D202 Cadmium Yellow Medium (Pure Cadmium-Barium Sulfide with Zinc Sulfate)
D204 Cadmium Orange (Pure Cadmium Sulfoselenide)
D209 Viridian Green (Pure Copper Phthalocyanine Green Lake)
D211 Venetian Red (Pure Red Iron Oxide)
D212 Permanent Green (Pure Hansa Yellow & Phthalocyanine Green)
D213 Phthalo Green (Pure Clorinated Copper Phthalocyianine)
D220 Raw Sienna (Pure Ferroic Oxide)
D221 Burnt Sienna (Pure Calcined Ferric Oxide)
D222 Raw Umber (Pure Hydrate Of Iron Oxide And Manganese Dioxide)
D223 Burnt Umber (Pure Calcined Hydrate Of Iron Oxide And Manganese Dioxide)
D224 Yellow Ochre (Pure Non-Fading Hydrated Iron Oxide)
D225 Hansa Yellow (Pure Para-Chlor-Ortho-Nitraniline Coupled With
D226 Hansa Yellow Orange (Pure High Performance Diazo Yellow Pigment)
D228 Cadmium Yellow Orange (Pure Cadmium Sulfoselenide)
D230 UItramarine Blue (Pure Sodium Alumino Sulphosilicate)
D231 Prussian Blue (Pure Ferric Ferrocyanide)
D232 Cerulean Blue (Pure Zinc-Chromium Cobalt Aluminate)
D234 Medium BIue (Pure Phthalocanine and Sodium Alumino Sulphosilicate)
D235 Phthalo Blue (Pure Phthalocanine Blue)
D236 Cobalt Blue (Pure Cobalt Aluminate)
D240 Fire Red (Pure O-Chlor-Ortho-Nitraniline Coupled With Beta Naphthol)
D241 Bright Red (Pure Diazo Coupling of Meta Nitro Para Toluidine and Beta Naphthol)
D242 Cadmium Red Light (Pure Cadmium Sulfoselenide)
D243 Cadmium Red Medium (Pure Cadmium Sulfoselenide)
D244 Permanent Carmine (Pure Calcium Bon Red Salt)
D245 Alizarin Crimson (Pure Alizarin Anthraquinone)
D246 Quinacridone Violet (Pure Quinacridone Red Violet Pigment)
D247 Rose Madder (Pure Phsophotungstated Rhodamine Rose Toner)
D248 Platinum Violet (Pure Diaoxazine/Thiondigo Violet Pigment)
D249 Cadmium Red Dark (Pure Cadmium Sulfoselenide)
D252 Quinacridone Red (Pure Quinacridone Red Pigment)
D254 Carbazole Violet (Pure Dioxazine Violet Pigment)
D255 Naphthol Red (Pure Arylide Monoazo Pigment)
D272 Titanium White (Pure Titanium Oxide)
|Subject: Re: Welcome
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 11:39:36 EDT
I'm a grandmother who is simply a 'wanna be....artist"....
I am simply fascinated by the instructions on your site....
It is inspiring....thanks....joy
|Subject: Re: Let's trade links Astoria Paints
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 21:35:03 -1000
From: Astoria Paints <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Don Jusko
Astoria Paints wrote:
I Just started grinding and selling...you have truly outdone any books with your site...here is my url http://www.handground.com and my email is on the bottom of the page. I would be honored to place your link on my site.
Eric Hongisto C/O Astoria Paints.
|Subject: Comments from colorwheel
Date: 9 Sep 2000 20:24:58 -0700
From: "btblm" <email@example.com>
Excellent work, thank you very much, I am learning about mixing colors, and this is the best ever!
I just wish I had more time to paint, I haven't painted in months, so am planning on doing alot.
I do landscapes, and a few seascapes in oil. Also florals in watercolor and ink.
I just came on this site, will go look at your artwork now.
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 17:39:57 -0400 (added by firstname.lastname@example.org)
From: "RRADCLIF" <RRADCLIF@steelcase.com>
My nane is Renee Radcliffe, Iv'e been working with color for 17 years, and I have to say .
I love your DESIGNS of COLOR.
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2000 18:16:53 -0700
From: Anne King <email@example.com>
Thank you for your beautiful!,vibrant!, up-lifting creations.
It is truly a joy to view your website.
It encourages me to continue trying to improve my efforts in painting.
|Subject: Comments from fine
Date: 17 Sep 2000 19:11:56 -0700
From: "s_bahu" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am amzed at the wealth of information in your course and the fantastic paintings you have made.
You are helping beginner artists, and maybe the not so beginners to benefit from your knoweldge and expertise.
Thank you so very much.
|Subject: thank you
Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2000 18:41:17 -0700
From: Jim Mateer <email@example.com>
I was helping my son research color theory,etc. and stumbled upon your web site.
It's wonderful thank you! I'm anxious to come back & read your art history
sections when I have some FREE time!
|Subject: Color Wheel in Prosperity
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 18:15:50 -0400
From: "Holly Hogue" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nice Color Wheel! And it's the only one I found listed in Google and Yahoo. Great job!
I would like your permission to use it in one of our free art lessons in prosperity.
It is tagged with your name and links directly to your site.
If you have any objections to this, please let me know and I will take it off of Poochie's Lesson 1.
Please take a look at
to see what I am talking about.
Also, you may want to sell your tape in our classifieds section. Prosperity gets an average of 200,000 hits per month.
We also have an art forum. Feel free to add a topic! Both of these parts of Prosperity are NEW NEW NEW
so you won't find many items YET.
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.prosperity.com or http://www.intent.net
|Subject: Re: Comments from 1color, I consider it a gift
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 18:11:07 -1000
From: lauriepost <email@example.com>, Don Jusko
In case no one has thanked you, allow me...
THANK YOU so much for this information. It's extremely interesting, and I consider it a gift.
|Subject: Comments from fine, important to all artists
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 18:51:11 -1000
From: Ravonna Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ravonna Martin wrote:
This is a wonderful site!
You have included so much information that is important to all artists.
|Subject: Color Information
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 18:31:54 -0300
From: "Bryant Freeman" <email@example.com>
I have been to your site and have seen your color wheel and its uses. An excellent description indeed, Congratulations. I would like Permission to use some of the colors that you have on the Color wheel for an explanation, where I am trying to explain French Ultramarine Blue, which is a color that is being used on feathers for atlantic salmon flies.
This is not material that I will be using for sale, just an explanation on the color.
The material I wish to use a few jpg's of is at
I must say the pages you have created are impressive with regards to color explanation. I also like your paintings, but am not in the Painting side of art or collection.
The information when I have it ready will eventually end up on the domain salmonflies.com, where I show salmonflies and give instruction on how to tie them.
I would also provide a hot link from my page to link to yours and give you credit for the information that I have used.
|Subject: Comments from fine
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 19:04:40 +0100 (MET)
From: "Dokter Haemers A" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SITE MARVELOUS IT IS ! WOW
|Subject: Comments from For Sale
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 13:40:04 +0200 (EET)
From: "XRK" <email@example.com>
msg=Hi Don, your work is heavenly,glorius,amazing.
I am painter too, from GREECE.My name is Xrysanthi.
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 08:50:50 -0800 (PST)
From: JULIE HARPER <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I love your work, but I particularly love the 'Pictura Translucida', it is just beautiful and different from many other paintings. I have never seen anything like it before. How can learn more about it?. I use pencils, colored pencils and acrylics, but I still have a lot to learn. What advice do you have.
You can e-mail me at email@example.com or
|Subject: Comments from testimonials
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2000 11:16:32 +0000 (GMT)
From: "RMTREE" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
msg=Hi Don, i searched for many days for a better 256 color palette for a computer program i'm writing. i have no artistic talent but am trying to put colors in my program for those who are artistic to use. all i could find was the same'o same'o, rgb/hsb color model, and the 'web safe palette' for html. like i said i'm not artistically gifted but i knew there were many real world/everyday colors missing from the 'color wheel' that i would always find on the net. your work on the real color wheel is much appreciated.
thanks a billion!
|Subject: Web Site
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 09:41:22 EST
I just added your site to my favorite places, hope this is OK! I am relatively new to the Wet Canvas site and wanted to check with you that it is permissable to bookmark sites such as yours. If there are any issues with this please let me know.