Beautiful mural in the Cluny Museum, Paris. 

These are a few of my favourite things ~ Mother nature's generous gifts of small treasures with patina and textures to inspire, alongside a most treasured drawing of myself, done by the renowned British artist Paul Emsley back in 1990. View some of Paul Emsley's exquisite works at http://paulemsley.com/

The life of a master wood carver - a fascinating video.

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course - Module Trumeau Mirror.  In this module, you will expand your woodworking skills even further and learn how to produce moulds for reproducing decorative mouldings and how to age mirror glass. You will also learn how to apply and distress casein paint in such a way that it will have a flaky finish.  At the end of this Module, you will be the proud owner of a beautiful over-mantle Trumeau style mirror like the one in this image. 

The kitchen was opened up to the living room creating the usual problem of whether to continue with the existing parquet blocks.

Painted and gilded delicately carved ornamentation in the Church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois  in Paris.

A farrago of old signs, iron work, lights and architectural decorations, adorn the Passage des Panoramas in Paris

Learn HOW TO MAKE THIS AND THE PAINT to paint it with as well as 4 other beautiful pieces in the FARRAGOZ Online Course.

Beautiful patina on this well preserved painted sculpture from the Middle Ages ~ Cluny Museum, Paris.

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course - Module Display Case.  In this module, you will learn how to up-cycle an old picture frame by applying some basic woodwork skills from our video. These skills will also prove to be valuable in the next exercise. You will also learn how to apply casein paint in order for it to look like tarnished dark grey metal.  The result, a small tarnished metal looking display or specimen case.  

This FARRAGOZ Moodboard was created using the sample board of Finish F125. Learn to create this finish in the FARRAGOZ Online Patina FINISHES Course.

FARRAGOZ paint finish in greys and charcoals.

Faded greys and blues on handpainted chairs at the Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt (Saint-Ouen Flea Market) in Paris.

With age comes patina!

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne (King of the Franks) equestrian Statue in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

The box in the corner depicts a scene of Venice. We have had this for ages. Other images of objects in chipped gold and creams. Always be on the look out for unique objects. It is quite easy to give them an age old feel, using FARRAGOZ recipes and techniques.

This detail image shows how the paint has worn on the armrest of this French chair, a beautiful museum piece ~ Musée Carnavalet, Paris.

A collection of objects in the FARRAGOZ Studio

Against an exterior wall of the Musée Carnavalet, Paris.

This FARRAGOZ Moodboard was created using the sample board of Finish F113. Learn to create this finish in the FARRAGOZ Online Patina FINISHES Course.

The best way to familiarise yourself with painted antiques and how their paintwork has worn over the years, is by visiting museums and taking detail photo's of as many examples as possible.