So I chose to mount it on a rough rock to contrast with the smooth polished black of this finished sculpture. This was such a beautiful rock to work with. I oiled the parts that look really black and because I polished to 1200 grit it is really shiny! For contrast in the carving itself I made sure the rabbit was textured with a riffler file which I had to touch up after the oiling because the oil seeps and moves a little into those areas I want to keep textured. I always make sure to texture the fur in the directions it would go on an actual rabbit! I use Lee Valley Polymerized Tung Oil. I will talk about why I use that oil in more detail at another time.
Lesley Graham on Chlorite Stone Sculpture In…