Nature's beautiful way of adding patina ~ In the courtyard of Musee Carnavalet, Paris.

Detail of the trumeau that can be made in the FARRAGOZ Online Course. Learn to make your own decorative mouldings, milk paint and other paints at a fraction of the price of branded products.

Inspired by the chalky green paintwork on French country woodwork in the Auvergne, this scheme board was put together.  

Inspirational curiosities to be found in Paris antique shops.

This beautiful patina finish was created by FARRAGOZ Online Student, Martha Guillory. See more gorgeous, authentic looking finishes recently created by some of our online students ~

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

A 1712 Venetian bureau cabinet, on sale at Sotheby’s, New York.

Detail image of an exquisite antique hand painted harp from the Musee Carnavalet. For more images and info on patina at this Paris museum, see my blog post.

Learn how to MAKE, APPLY and DISTRESS your own casein paint, oil paint, tempera, gesso, decorative mouldings and many more in the FARRAGOZ Online Course! No expensive branded products are used.

Drawing inspiration from nature's pink patina to create an authentic looking finish on wood, using handmade paint.

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

This gorgeous patina paint finish was created by FARRAGOZ online student, Janie Osborn. Isn't it simply beautiful?

Having so much fun putting together new vignettes, using found objects to inspire!
More collector's vignettes here:

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

Learn how to make your own mirrors and paints from scratch, using original old recipes and natural products, to get the perfect flaky or chippy look! No expensive branded products used here!

FARRAGOZ offers 2 online courses in the art of patina that will teach you how to make your own inexpensive milk paints, oil paints, tempera, primer, gesso and much more. We will inspire and guide you with step-by-step instructions and videos on how to make, apply and distress these to create exquisite patina on wood like a master artisan. No expensive branded products are used in these courses.

Frame detail of a painting by Fragonard, at the palace of Versailles

This polychrome wooden sculpture, depicting Saint Germain l'Auxerrois and dated xv th century, can be found in the Church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois  in Paris.

The exquisite gold clock inside the famous Paris museum, the Musée d'Orsay.

This FARRAGOZ Moodboard was created using the sample board of Finish F114. Learn to create this finish in the FARRAGOZ Online Patina FINISHES Course.

This old building all dressed in pink, in Le Puy-en-Velay, France, caught my eye. Note how the the paint colours have faded and worn to different shades.

The skill of a master cabinetmaker is mesmerising - watch the video.

If you are dying to recreate that old crusty, chippy paint look of antique painted furniture on brand new pieces, but can't figure out how, then this is for you.

Aged clock face and objects in our studio. To find out more about this particular clock face, go HERE