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Lady Ruth Ritter Camellia
Lady Ruth Ritter Camellia
Acrylic on Canvas
24" X 18"

This camellia was propagated by my brother Chuck Ritter and named in honor of our mother, christened "Ruth" by her parents, then "Lady Ruth" by her grandmother, and later marrying our father Clovis Ritter. On Oct. 24, 2016, Mom celebrated her 104th birthday. She's lost most of her eyesight; but this painting is large enough that she can make it out. She paid for the canvas, paint, brushes, I contributed the brushwork, and we presented the painting to Chuck and his wife Bev as a joint present for their 2016 birthdays (his July 18, hers July 21).