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Subject: Art magazine
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 1999 10:00:15 -0500
From: "ROGER ELLIOTT" <elliot@eurekanet.com>
     Wow! I did indeed look at your RGB color conversion! This seems to be a major step toward computer art as it relates
to the manual artist. Exciting stuff!!! Groundbreaking!

    Sorry to have taken a few days to get back to you but the holidays are driving me nuts! I am very busy and the holidays 
make it all the more difficult to get things accomplished.

     The magazine is moving ahead at full speed. The content is coming in and I am busy converting it into magazine format. 
I look forward to your input and feel very fortunate to have your involvment.

     Hoping to hear from you soon, I remain

Roger Elliott
Artist World Magazine

Subject: Doerner
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 14:32:11 -0800 (PST)
From: Stephen Williams <stevejwilliams@yahoo.com>
To: donjusko@realcolorwheel.com

Don Jusko,

I wanted to tell you what a surprise it was to find that Doerner's book had been reprinted, and that I liked your review.  I read it a couple of years ago -- a dusty copy I don't think anyone had taken off the shelves at RMIT University in Melbourne for about twenty years. It was a revelation. As you say: the most important artist's manual.

I was sent to the book by Barrie Reid, who knew many of the painters working in Melbourne in the forties. He told me that the book was
widely discussed and studied by young artists then.

Stephen J. Williams

Subject: Coloured dyes used on inks, pens, markers...
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 02:08:20 +0100 (GMT)
From: teknologik@technologist.com (Stephen Mifsud)
Congratulations for your Wonderful and professional site.

I have been reading for more than 2 weeks, as I always find something interesting, especially staff about crystals and chemistry. In my free time, I enyoj discovering what dyes, inks of ballpoints, pens, etc consist of by simple home-based paper chromatography  using my little home lab :)

I would like to read information about the colourd dyes used, namely their name, and some chemistry background. I assume they are organic compounds, since  soluble in organic solvents (eg alcohols, carbon terachloride, etc.) This would complete your site to perfection as it will cover also the organic aspect of colours with the already hugely-well prepared and informative inorganic texts.

Hope you could help me, perhaps suggesting a site of such information, or a part of this site which I have missed and not surfed in.

Thanks in advance - Stephen Mifsud from Malta.


Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1999 23:20:57 -0500
From: "smanion" <smanion@execulink.com>
Hi Don, your paintings are fabulous, and I enjoyed looking at them.
Shirley Manion.

Subject: [paintingonlocation] A lot of info .
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 08:01:12 -0800
From: "Khaimraj Seepersad" <coldbozo@tstt.net.tt>
Reply-To: paintingonlocation@egroups.com
To: <paintingonlocation@egroups.com>

 Dear Mr. Jusko ,
 MEDIUMS  [mediums.htm ]  this showed up on the screen , this morning , and I just
 wanted to say thank you . Thats 10 printed pages of information , -----
Khaimraj Seepersad

Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 08:04:05 +0000
From: "Ken Twist" <ken@twist81.freeserve.co.uk>
Hi Don, What a great site. The best yet on art.

Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 17:30:37 -1000
Margaret Batson wrote:
Your pages are very inspirational. I've been searching for such
informationfor about 2 years. I'm off to work and will be back at the end
of the day to learn more. I love your work, thanks for sharing.
Margi Batson <jbass@octa4.net.au>,
Darwin Australia

Subject: [paintingonlocation] Re: perspective
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 18:40:48 -0000
From: "Ken Twist" <ken@twist81.freeserve.co.uk>
To: <paintingonlocation@egroups.com>

         I read your new page with great interest. as a newcomer to the painting 
world, starting to paint at 60. I found it explained clearly and expanded upon 
what we see. I was probably trying to get too great a width on my canvas and
your page will help me tremendously. You must have put quite alot of work 
into designing and presenting the page to make it so lucid.


Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 19:59:15 EST
From: DJACID@aol.com
To: donjusko@realcolorwheel.com

Hi Don, im really impressed by your work and wide knowledge of different
methods, I would like to email you pics of some of my work so you could give
me your advice. If this is possible please reply to Zach....
I really appreciate it, thanx

Subject: books used for historical outline on color history
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999 20:52:00 -0500
From: pgrotsky@nishanet.com (Peter Grotsky)
To: <donjusko@realcolorwheel.com>
  This is an excellent site and the historical time line was truly exceptional.  Could you please tell me what books you used for this
outstanding site.  Where you found this information will be of great help for me. I've never seen such a complete site on color.
The section of Technique and Pigments thoughtout time is mainly where I would like to know what books and sites you used.
Thank you
Carol Grotsky

Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 21:49:59 -0500 (EST)
From: "Rick Romano" <rromano@picusnet.com>
Hi Don, 
Man what a ton of free information!! Don, I lived on Maui between 87 and 93 
became a parent and relocated back here in VA Beach VA. Ipaint and publish 
my art for a living and have to say the color and depth of Maui has changed my
work forever.  I love to paint on location whenever posible and try to tell other 
artists how rewarding and valuable the practice is. I'm glad I found your site, 
I look forward to reading everything you have, thanks..RickRomano.com

Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 21:04:31 -0800
From: Dana Walker <dana@postech.ac.kr>
Organization: AEARU & POSTECH
msg=Hi Don,
Thanks for your information. I just took up painting after devoting years to writing. I didn't even know how to get the paint onto
the canvas, had read about using eggs with paint, etc. Just a silly mess. You're the first paint site I found. Thanks very much!
When I get photos of my paintings, I'll put them on my website: http:///AD.Walker.org


Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 00:00:20 +0000
From: "M O'Haren" <moharen@worldnet.att.net>
msg=Hi Don,
I really learned alot of interesting things in your "classroom". The history of color and the information concerning mediums were exceptional! I have
been teaching myself to oil paint and like, you was an advertising artist for many years. The only color art I ever did was marker comps. I always
stuck with B&W. That is probably why I gravitated towards using only 3 colors, like in printing (without black). Your 3 specific brands were of
great help. I had been having an extremely tough time with yellow until I got the Old Holland. I still need to try the Daniel Smith quintacrone.
Haven't found it yet. The radiating circles and the "reflections" information was also very useful. I made it into a jurried art exibition (Festival of Arts)
here in Laguna Beach, California-thanks in part to your help. Thanks. I do people and I little outdoor. I am also a "glazer". I feel like I have more 
control this way. If you ever come to the mainland around here, please let me know.
I would like to buy you a beer sometime.
Scott Methvin

Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 21:50:52 +0100
From: "Robin Paris" <robin.paris@ndirect.co.uk>
msg=Hi Don,
Great paintings! I'm planning to switch from batik to acrylics and have
found some useful info here already. Off to see your free lessons and colourrange and more right now. Thanks!

Subject: Re: Award -- artspeak
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 10:39:01 -1000
World Arts Association -- Artspeak
Ernest Slyman wrote:
Stopped by your site at --- Terrific pages. Great Design. 
Wonderful contribution to the World Wide Web.  I am much impressed. 
I am awarding your site the Cyber Excellence Award.
Ernest Slyman

Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 20:50:02 -0700
From: Monica <monica@tco.net>
To: donjusko@realcolorwheel.com
Hi Don,
I think you are a terrific artist. I just decided to try acrylic painting last week.
I tried some simple tulips and it turned out pretty good. Great site.

Subject: your Historic shortcut
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 11:02:47 -1000
Dear Don
I was very impressed by your recent GoodArt article about colors Historyin parallel with a shortcut on Painting History.
Congratulation, Don and keep on the good job for GoodArt folks !

Subject: Comments from For Sale
Date: Mon, 03 May 1999 14:59:36 +1000
From: Desmond Chisholm <chisco@winshop.com.au>
To: donjusko@realcolorwheel.com

msg=Hi Don,
Fasinated by your collection of web pages and I think your art is inspiring
to a new comer to painting.  Will be coming back to your pages at a later
date as the content is so great it will take some time to digest.The historical 
data on ancient paint techniques was extremely interesting. Loved your 
subjects, looking forward to coming back to your pages.

Pauline Chisholm

Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 20:43:44 -0400
From: simps@banet.net
To: donjusko@realcolorwheel.com
Hi Don, 
I like your painting tips and hope your page stays up a long
time as I have learned a lot from them.
Connie Simpson

Subject: HI !!!!!!!!!!!
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 15:23:50 -0300
From: mpaolin@email.ypf.com.ar
To: donjusko@realcolorwheel.com
Hi,  My name is Miguel, I`m from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I love painting and i think your page is wonderfull. A GREAT page of painting. Thanks for you GOOD job, that bring us some art in the har moments of work, while we are sitting 8 hous in front of a computer monitor.
     I ask you, if you have some detailed instructions about how to make oil colors myself.
     I know that some people make their own colors, and i`m interested on doing it; but I have no information about it, so I`d be very pleased if you send me that information or if you tell me where can i find it.

Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 07:21:01 -0400
From: "Pierrette Cloutier" <pcloutie@abacom.com>

I envy you. Really, I started painting 3 years ago. I love it.
I wish I could paint 12 hours a day.
My friends say I have talent.  Well, they're my friends...no?
I learn a lot with you...many thanks for all those tips and all.
Have a nice day, and go on painting...love »Pierrette

Date: Sun, 08 Aug 1999 19:48:35 -0400
From: brat <bratmaster@earthlink.net>
To: donjusko@realcolorwheel.com

Hi Don, you really deserve a grand medal or some other type of award for
your wonderful site. I check it very frequently. 

I'm getting ready for a two week trip to French Polynesia and though I 
LOVE oils, I decided to use acrylic since I can't figure out a way to travel
with two dozen wet canvasas.  I  try painting with the acrylics and will use 
this as a base for  an undunderpainting with oils when I get back to south 
Florida the end of September however I see you have no difficuly with acrylics.
I wiil be taking transparencies as well.  I've been going through as many 
books as I can to learn about using the medium but it just gets back to 
personal experience with the medium. 

I'll go through your instruction guides again to try to learn more. It looks like 
I should just use acrylics like oil unless you have some guidance for me. 
I really would like some...any other texts to read over?? A few So. 
California artists told me to be sure to bring along Thalo Blue..any mediums,
gloss/matt/retarders etc. I should bring along?

Subject:  aerial perspective chart
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 23:05:11 -1000
From: Carlyne Clements <clementshc@sprynet.com>
Carlyne Clements wrote: 
Don Don, the images are so good - very easy to understand.Your site is so good, I'm going to pass it on to my artist's mailing list!  I hope they will take advantage of your wonderful online teaching!
Carlyne Clements

Subject: [paintingonlocation] Re: aerial perspective chart
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 22:57:58 -1000
From: SenorMesa@aol.com
SenorMesa@aol.com wrote: 
   Very nice Don!
   I really like the part where unoverlapped vision is distorted. da Vinci was 
   really into the way the two eyes overlapped to form a 3d illusion. He 
   experimented with this phenomenon and tried to compensate for it when he 
   painted. There are strategic places in some of his portraits-that are out of 
   focus with the rest of the face for this reason. Definately food for thought, 
   for us artist types.
   I never heard of asteral perspective either, thanks.
   Scott Methvin

Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 16:21:38 +0700
Hi Don,
I just found this interesting site.
I think you are very enjoy your life.
Thanks for your effort to share this enjoyment to me.
Budi from Indonesia <budisd11@elga.net.id>

Subject: color
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 18:06:28 -0700
From: Massoud Malek <malek@mcs.csuhayward.edu>
Organization: California State University, Hayward

Hi Don,
Thank you for the great site. I'm learning a lot from you and I thank
you from the bottom of my heart. I had a question about getting some
desired colors in oil painting by mixing other colors. For example how
do you get copper or chrome or aluminimum or gold? As you know in still 
life those colors are used a lot. Why don't you give a lesson on this
topic? A recipe for mixing colors. Knowing the theory does not always
help. Thank you again for your talent as an artist and teacher. By the
way I love your cursor.
massoud malek

Subject: Comments-from-fine3
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 18:49:04 +0200
From: "michiell" <michiell@mweb.co.za>
To: <donjusko@realcolorwheel.com>

Hi Don, 
your art inspired me becuase i love Hawaii. Your colour is
brilliant and drew me closer to look with more care.

MARCEL (South Africa)

Subject: Brillant work.
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 21:29:54 -0400
From: "George & Kim Buchanan" <gkbuck@flash.net>
To: <donjusko@realcolorwheel.com>

Dear Mr. Jusko,

I'm a full time painter and graphic artist. I reside in a beautiful rural section of North Carolina, with my wife and two daughters. It is a fine place to paint outside, en plein aire, and that is where I do most of my work these days. My first experiences of working out under the skies were liberating for me as an artist, I no longer had to stand around in my studio
and contrive and agonize my paintings. Trial and error and guesswork were replaced by accurate observation and adequate execution. My on location paintings started receiving the best kind of attention, the kind with a check attached. Business is still relatively steady.

I went on-line this morning to find what I could about on location painting techniques. Fortunately, I discovered your enormously generous web site. I spent a good part of the day reading the course sections and taking notes and then I began to give your paintings a serious look. They have that indescribable, luminous and timeless quality that spills out of a great painting. The quality emanating from your paintings, transmits well over the internet.

I enjoyed seeing your work and I learned so much from your site that I feel that I owe you a dept of gratitude.
I will definitely spread the word about what must be the KING of the artist's websites!
Thank you so very much.


George Buchanan

Subject: Comments from For Sale
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 02:26:26 +0200
From: Meni shimoni <menish@eilatcity.co.il>
Hi Don,
amazing paints, i'm a painter too, my name is Meni Shimoni and i live in israel.

Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 19:04:46 -0700
From: "Paul Gouda" <pmgouda@home.com>
msg=Hi Don,
I love everything you've got here!!  I'm an artist (I hope) & am just moving
into Acrylics, I'm very excited about it.  One day maybe I can show you my 
work. Enjoy your self and lots of positive energy. Madge Gouda.

Subject: Comments.from.art4
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 23:15:35 -0400
From: "k.shuey" <kshuey@cshore.com>
Dear Mr. Jusko,
Enjoyed your web site and your paintings are wonderful. I love your use of 
color and your way of grabing that great feeling that you have when just
being in Hawaii.  I live in Connecticut and paint en plein air too.  I lived
in Hawai'i for about 5 years in the '60s and also spent a lot of time in W.
Samoa and Southeast Asia.  and I hope to get back to Hawai'i soon!  I will
visit your gallery when I come to Maui.
Sincerely, Ken Shuey

Subject: Exciting color theory and art site
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 12:34:20 -0700
From: "John Rathman" <jgr3@home.com>
To: <donjusko@realcolorwheel.com>

Hi friends (most of whom i haven't written for too long).

As you might remember, i was and still am fascinated with color theory, and
the interaction of light and pigment.  I found this site by Donald Jusko,
who has web-published his new adjusted color wheel and color and painting
experiences on an exhaustive and entertaining website.

The basic start page is: index2.htm
and the most exciting stuff is on (but do check the whole site):

For the lighting people amongst you, the colors-from-crystals segment, and
the adjustments to the amber and cyan spectra are helpful, even
enlightening;  for the pigment people,  the history of painters and
colortheories is wonderful; for the rest of you, Don's painting themselves
are simply breathtaking.  My only warning is that the pages are quite large,
i promise, it's worth the down-loading wait.

Always the best, John


Subject: Your Website
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 07:10:03 -0500
From: Fabienne Christenson <fabienne@fuse.net>
Organization: Attic Gallery
To: donjusko@realcolorwheel.com
Dear Don,
    I stumbled across your site using Alta Vista and was really impressed. You have a Ralph Meyers on the net!
    I am an artist and gallery director from Cincinnati, my sites are on clickable links below.
I want interested in Venice Turpentine and how it is used and am experimenting with mediums in my work now and that is what lead me to your site.
     I was hoping that I could link to your page on my links section of the Attic Gallery website. I like to provide a link to other good webpages, and have been looking for another artist that is as interested in the technical side of art as I am.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to make up such an extensive collection of information. I particularly enjoyed the part where you come up with the hexadecimal code and the page changes to that color, and the page color changes with the different brands and hues of paint!
Fabienne Christenson, Artist and Director Attic
My Private Internet

Subject: color chart poster
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 13:24:35 -0500
From: "Roller, Steve" <RollerSE@nenlifesci.com>
I am a Cub Scout Weblos Den Leader who is going to lead our Den of 15 boys through an Artist Achievement badge.  One of the requirements is to learn about the primary colors and about a color wheel.  Is there a way I could get your beautiful colorwheel poster to show the Scouts?
We will be starting the requirements on Monday Nov 29.
Steve Roller


Subject:  Pigments
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 13:01:28 +0100
From: homer@wol.be
To: donjusko@realcolorwheel.com
Mr. Jusko
I am writting this email from Belgium, having recently seen your web page.
I would like to thank you for the wealth and depth of information you provide in it. 
I have been using oils for a long time, as an amature, (I'm engineer by education), and I have found your information invaluable for buying oils colours. 
My warmest regards
Yorgo Maratos

Leduc, Richard wrote:
Congratulations for your site which is most informative.
I have a question for you.  I paint with the palette knive and I like
the glossy and clear aspect of paint.  What do you think of my two mediums:
 a)30% damar varnish, 30% stand oil, 30% turpentine, 10% linseed oil
b)1 part damar varnish, 1 part stand oil, 1/2 part linseed oil
Bye for now
Richard Leduc,  <Richard.Leduc@mef.gouv.qc.ca>

Hi  Don,Thankyou so much for building this wonderful sight..the most informative 
sight for the artist that I have yet to find on the net. TWStrong

Mr. Jusko,
Beautiful....really beautiful....finding all that I can so I can start painting in watercolors...found your paintings really wonderful....
have web tv and want to get your course in painting with watercolors.....


Hi Don,
Thanks for sharing the "VERY INFORMATIVE" information. Now I feel
like I am finally getting my moneys worth from the web. Pat yourself on the
Charles Watkins <watkins@lcc.net>,

        What a wonderfu job you have done with your web site!! Your workis wonderful to see.
       I too have set up a site to promote the work of my late Mother, a primitive painter who started to paint at the age of 65 and continued
until 88 years. She did about 500 paintings---all in acrilic, as she hated the  odor of turpentine.
      She had a good sense of humor, too. She used to buy food, bring it
home, and do a painting of it. One day at her show  at the BABCOCK GALLERY in New York City a lady admired a work she had done of a striped bass. "Its very good" she told Sophy, my Mother.
"Yes, thank you", Sophy replied, "he was delicious!".
      If you care to visit her website, key onto
 Charles P. Regensburg (her son).