LP (“Rip”) Howard III has been creating “oil on canvas” landscapes for the last 35 years. “I tend to like painting landscapes or anything to do with nature en plein aire. The shadows and sun are always moving; you need to work fast and keep things kind of as the way they are.”
Rip’s studio is in his Hop Bottom, PA home. He welcomes visitors by appointment.
Rip likes to find rural subjects and has painted many Susquehanna County locations. “It has a lot of pretty spots, a lot of streams,” he notes.
He and an old buddy recently painted a scene of a hemlock grove on West Nicholson Road, near Fleetville. “We both seem to like the same subjects. Sometimes it’s fun to go painting with somebody. It’s nice to get out and sit and see things around you – birds, flowers, fields – and just to be quiet and listen.”
Rip is a member of the Hill Country Artists, and exhibits with the group wherever it shows, such as the local Blueberry Festival and the Endless Mountains Hospital in Montrose.