[quote:0ceb076bb8="Tavie"]I'm so taken with this. What an interesting site.[/quote:0ceb076bb8]
That would likely be from the late 1970s or early 1980s (can't quite tell if the date is '80 on the signature), when Wendy was bellydancing semi-pro. This looks like the study for a painting of her teacher, who danced with George Abdo at the Averof, a now-defunct dinner club in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A bit of trivia: The teacher's name was Marlene and she was, years later, the model for the Sun Village elf-maiden Maleen in "The Heart's Way."