I created an influence map that shows different patterns that Klimt uses in his paintings, and a quick gold test in maya
Here is a quick material test in maya of a rusty gold dome. It doesn't look the way I would like texture in the final piece to look like but now I know what I will need to keep in mind next time.
I have found a very useful tutorial on materials. My golden dome doesn't look very realistic so I decided to research a way to create a better looking material. I will definitely use this when I get to start creating my building. (: