Three Sisters: Atmospheric Perspective in the Blue Mountains

Paint the famous 'Three Sisters', an iconic Australian scene. - image ©2017 Peter Inglis - www.inglisacademy.com
Explore atmospheric perspective and greys as we paint one of Australia's most famous landmarks the Three Sisters, in the Blue Mountains on the western fringe of Sydney.

About this painting

Paint the famous 'Three Sisters', an iconic Australian scene. - image ©2017 Peter Inglis - www.inglisacademy.com
Photo by Peter Inglis

One of Australia's most famous landmarks, the Three Sisters are found at Leura in the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains are named such because the oil from the eucalyptus tree leaves imparts a blue haze to the air.

Three Sisters Paint the famous 'Three Sisters', an iconic Australian scene. Paint the famous 'Three Sisters', an iconic Australian scene. Paint the famous 'Three Sisters', an iconic Australian scene.
Here are just a few of the many versions I have painted of this scene.

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains - the ebook by Peter Inglis
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What will we learn in this painting?

  • Atmospheric Perspective
  • Australian Tree Colours
  • Impressionist style
  • Greys
  • Landscape Painting
  • Tonal Painting

exploring atmospheric perspective with greys in the famous 'Three Sisters', an iconic Australian scene.
Three tones are enough to create planes in a landscape.

exploring atmospheric perspective with greys in the famous 'Three Sisters', an iconic Australian scene.
In this student painting we can clearly discern:

  • Foreground
  • Midground
  • Background

exploring atmospheric perspective with greys in the famous 'Three Sisters', an iconic Australian scene.
The colours in most Australian trees are based on a cool grey.

Student Paintings

exploring atmospheric perspective with greys in the famous 'Three Sisters', an iconic Australian scene.
Student painting

Student painting of the famous 'Three Sisters', an iconic Australian scene -  www.inglisacademy.com
Therese's "Three Sisters" is looking very painterly in the light of her home studio!

Paint the famous 'Three Sisters', an iconic Australian scene - image ©2017 Peter Inglis - www.inglisacademy.com
Students at Inglis Academy engrossed in their painting of the 'Three sisters'.

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