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07-14-2000, 05:52 AM
I have painted on location with acrylics for 20 years. Now I'm going to talk about this great medium. First, we need a standard set of colors to paint with. Here are my oil choices of colors and brands I found to be excellent. Acrylics have almost the same colors. They all fit into my 36 Real Color Wheel.
Now we can pick the painting subjects to talk about or drawing techniques, painting techniques, color mixing or about the supports to paint on.
I'll pick the first subject, making waves.

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I made a page today, explaining how to draw and paint waves.

Don Jusko

07-15-2000, 03:22 AM
Hi Don,
Thanks for the tutorial on waves ,I am downloading now,

Watercolours from New Zealand (http://www.artistnation.com/members/paris/rod/)

07-16-2000, 08:03 PM
Hello Don and welcome to the WetCanvas site. I was on your painting mailing list over a year ago for a short time and thoroughly enjoyed it. I moved on to create my own list for artists and then found my way to WetCanvas...which has been home ever since!

I'm so glad you're sharing your painting expertise with all of us! Looking forward to more of your lessons....since I paint with acrylics plein air, also.
Thanks so much,
Carlyne Clements (aka Carly)

07-17-2000, 03:23 AM
Hi Rod and Carly,
Thank you.
Have you seen this discussion from last week?

- The Real Color Wheel - in the Color Theory/Mixing forum of WetCanvas! Forums.

It matches to the link in this topics first post matching complementary color pigments to a printable color wheel.

Here is the link to the just finished start of the three page "Making Waves" set.


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09-03-2000, 02:44 PM
Dear Don, In following your color wheel page, I clicked on the join the outdoor painting group when then took me to egroups...was I then supposed to seach out the "outdoor ptg group?" <G>
I do like your style very much, especially the vibrant colors!
I did note that you mentioned Bellini yellow...could you tell me where you are able to find Bellini paints? I haven't been able to find them at all recently. Thanks, Brownie/FL
PS: Do you think the southern climes with so much sunshine makes one like brighter colors? I notice I have changed decidedly in my preferences since moving here from MI. Just one of many useless thoughts that runs through my mind <G>!

09-03-2000, 07:02 PM
Thanks from me too, Don. I'll give it a try.

09-07-2000, 05:24 AM
Hi Brownie and Berrell,

Bellini yellow is a pale lead yellow on the cool side, very dense and important. I don't think you will find Bellini any more but you can find a Yellow Lead Chromate Opaque out there.

Have you ever noticed how useless translucent yellow is? About the same as translucent red.

Signing up for Painting on Location, my links should just send me an email request.
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Sorry if you got sent around the block.

As far as the colors here as opposed to anywhere else ... more of some, less of others. Does the same green leaf look different here than anywhere else? I don't think so. Maybe there are more different colored greens here and more different colored whites in snow country.

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04-29-2001, 04:09 PM
Hi Everyone, thanks for the 15 minutes of fame! Here is my latest lesson in acrylics.
It's a six day painting in the rain.

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Painting tips (http://www.mauigateway.com/~donjusko/rcwfinalmap.htm)

04-30-2001, 11:16 PM
*sigh* I could sit there all day staring at your beautiful painting, as if I were really there. My heart really 'belongs' there, it's so serene and nature lush. The wine is a nice bonus, to such a lovely scene. You're one lucky camper to be able to absorb so much beauty in one lifetime, let alone be able to capture it even more beautifully. In fact, I love your painting even more than the photograph of reality.

You either make the right decision or you make the decision right.
Hold yourself accountable for your life." Mean Dr. Phil

05-03-2001, 01:46 PM
Hi Don, beautiful painting. Are you sure you want to add raindrops? I really like it just the way it is.

"Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder"

05-03-2001, 02:01 PM
Hi Don,

Great new tutorial on acrylic painting...thanks for posting this. And the painting is fresh and wonderful.

Many thanks for your all the hard work you've done over the years on your site and willingness to share/give information for the benefit of all!!


L. Diane Johnson (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/) NAPA, PSA
2001/2002 Plein Air Workshops (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/workshops/)

05-03-2001, 03:28 PM
Thanks for replying Sandi, Suzette and Diane.
It was th rain that first caught my eye for this painting, I know it will make it a more powerful piece, I saw it! As it is now, I covered it with my favorite final varnish, waterbased polyurethane. The neat thing is I can now put on the rain, and if I don't like it I can scrub it off. If I like it I'll give it another coat of water based polyurethane. This works very well, I've done it before. PS. This only works if there is no wax in your oil paint. It's my acrylic final coat also. I don't like the varnishes they sell as a final at the art markets, they are a tacky finish. This is hard and non yellowing.

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Painting tips (http://www.mauigateway.com/~donjusko/rcwfinalmap.htm)

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05-04-2001, 01:12 PM
Polyurethane...that's a good idea!

Thanks Don

L. Diane Johnson (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/) NAPA, PSA
2001/2002 Plein Air Workshops (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/workshops/)