Karen Dyson

Karen Dyson. Based in Merritt Island, FL, US.

  • 73 comments made
  • 6114 votes cast
  • Minted on Oct 28 2015
  • http://www.minted.com/creative/karenannedyson

About Karen Dyson

Greetings from Florida! I am a retired engineer who loves to paint with acrylics, and explore textures in fabric and other media. I live on the Indian River with my husband and my assistant, Socrates the tuxedo cat. The color blue makes me happy. New to acrylics, I am still learning, and every painting feels a bit like an experiment. I struggle with these questions: Why can’t I mix the exact color I want? Why is there paint on my elbow? And how do you get cat hair off your painting?

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Bethania Lima on Apr 15 2016
Bethania Lima
  • Minted Jun 24, 2012
  • 33 Awards
  • 1974 Comments made
  • 11731 Votes cast

Karen, all three works you presented to WE competition were great. Hope you keep participating. Loved Orchid 2 the most, but all were very good! Congrats!

Amy Hall on Feb 10 2016
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 13 Awards
  • 463 Comments made
  • 4594 Votes cast

Thank you for the like and the comment on Blue rain! I truly appreciate it. Best of luck to you:-)

Taelor Fisher on Feb 08 2016
Taelor Fisher
  • Minted Dec 8, 2014
  • 2 Awards
  • 32 Comments made
  • 1497 Votes cast

Karen, Thank you so much for your comment on Sassy Succulents! I absolutely love your orchids! They are so bold and vibrant!

Susanna Nousiainen on Feb 02 2016
Susanna Nousiainen
  • Minted Oct 17, 2013
  • 8 Awards
  • 189 Comments made
  • 23874 Votes cast

Thank you Karen for your likes, best luck :)

Anubha on Feb 01 2016
Anubha
  • Minted Jan 25, 2016
  • 14 Comments made
  • 70 Votes cast

Thanks Karen for you comment on my design. It means a lot given I am a newbie to Minted.

Monique Soranno on Feb 01 2016
Monique Soranno
  • Minted Aug 3, 2013
  • 1 Award
  • 325 Comments made
  • 9922 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thank you so much for the likes on my Detroit submissions and the lovely comment on my reflection piece! It is much appreciated! Good luck in the challenge!!

Karen Dyson on Jan 31 2016
Karen Dyson
  • Minted Oct 28, 2015
  • 73 Comments made
  • 6114 Votes cast

Finished voting, saw every entry. Yikes! Tallied my voting stats (and that wasn't easy, but hey, I'm an engineer). Rank 5 - 14, Rank 4 - 27, Rank 3 - 84, Rank 2 - 312, Rank 1 - 5802. Harsh?

Me Amelia on Jan 31 2016
Me Amelia
  • Minted Jan 21, 2012
  • 8 Awards
  • 949 Comments made
  • 38283 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the like on my work, Karen. Hope to see more of your work. Best of luck in the challenge.

Celia Maria on Jan 31 2016
Celia Maria
  • Minted May 30, 2014
  • 5 Awards
  • 246 Comments made
  • 3812 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thank you for the like on my work. I love your piece "orchid 1 flaming red cymbidium"! Best of luck in the challenge!

Debra Pruskowski on Jan 31 2016
Debra Pruskowski
  • Minted Dec 19, 2012
  • 12 Awards
  • 903 Comments made
  • 10963 Votes cast

... and also your comment on "Linked" :)

Debra Pruskowski on Jan 31 2016
Debra Pruskowski
  • Minted Dec 19, 2012
  • 12 Awards
  • 903 Comments made
  • 10963 Votes cast

Karen, Thanks for the nice comment on by boardwalk entry! Your orchid pictures are really stunning. Best of luck!

Karen Dyson on Jan 30 2016
Karen Dyson
  • Minted Oct 28, 2015
  • 73 Comments made
  • 6114 Votes cast

Voting is a brutal process. But I've seen over half the entries. Wish I could leave more comments. Tomorrow.

Jan Kessel on Jan 30 2016
Jan Kessel
  • Minted May 15, 2014
  • 15 Awards
  • 1156 Comments made
  • 8996 Votes cast

Thanks for your lovely comments, Karen! I just spent 2 weeks in Kauai:)) I really like your orchid pieces, looking forward to seeing more of your work. Good luck!

AmmandaCo on Jan 30 2016
AmmandaCo
  • Minted Nov 13, 2014
  • 2 Awards
  • 18 Comments made
  • 1873 Votes cast

Thanks for the like! Good luck in the challenge!

Aspa Gika on Jan 30 2016
Aspa Gika
  • Minted Mar 16, 2015
  • 2 Awards
  • 99 Comments made
  • 10146 Votes cast

Thanks you so much for the like on my "Fabric Study No.1"!

Erica Burton on Jan 29 2016
Erica Burton
  • Minted Jan 19, 2016
  • 137 Comments made
  • 1232 Votes cast

Thanks for the like and the comment on my "Subtle Shore" design!

Laura Rodil on Jan 29 2016
Laura Rodil
  • Minted Sep 16, 2015
  • 6 Awards
  • 105 Comments made
  • 3914 Votes cast

Thank you Karen for the likes on my watercolors. Funny you think Satellite Sea reminded you have a coral reef because one of my other submissions is called Satellite Reef!