I was living on the island of Corfu, Greece and this is where I created this painting: From the northern coast of Corfu you can see the Albanian coast across the Ionian Sea. The water is as blue as turquoise there. The color of the sea is so blue because the reddish light from the sky’s light gives rise to the blue. This blueness only works if the water is very pure. Corfu is also known as Poseidon’s Island. According to myth, Poseidon fell in love with a beautiful nymph, Korkyra, and abducted her. Poseidon brought Korkyra to an unnamed island and, in marital bliss, offered her name to the place. The name gradually evolved from ‘Korkyra’ to ‘Kerkyra’ in Greek, and from Italian, to ‘Corfu’. I dreamed of Poseidon swimming through the water, across the Ionian Sea to Albania beneath a single cloud~his love, Korkyra. Then I turned it into a painting . The painting is done all in oils, painted with knives and the rain falling from the cloud is brushed with gold leafing.
ORIGINAL OIL: Wendy creates each of her oil paintings on heavyweight cotton canvas, stretched over solid, finger~jointed pine frames, and gessoed with titanium white. Each work is dutifully and expertly packed in a hand-built crate ensuring your purchase arrives ready to hang. Original paintings include a certificate of authenticity and a personal gift from the artist.