In the meantime, I've painted four more mandala images over bas relief sculptures. I got the first one FMQ'd today, ready for beading. This is the largest of the 4 pieces, being just over 12" in diameter. The colours are paler than most of my mandalas, but a pretty good representation of the misty, moody dawn light. I have opted to do the FMQ'g with clear mono-poly thread to maintain that atmosphere. Here is a full view and close up, of both front and back, as I think the quilting shows up so much better on the back.
I plan to link this with The Needle and Thread network