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134 - CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, September 1 - Monday, September 4, 2006 , , for Lewes artists to open doors 0000smdio tour Sept. 16 public. Refreshments will be served, and visitors will have a free chance to win a piece of art- work given as a door prize at each studio. Brochures showing the location of the studios are available in the Lewes Chamber of Commerce office on Kings Highway, as well as at local galleries and business- es. Letonoff paints light " Victor Letonoff wk s in his studio behind the garage at 510 Railroad Ave., painting portraits and still lifes in oils and watercol- ors. Light is important to This is the second part of a series about the Lewes area artists who are hosting a tour of their studios Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. By Mary Ann Benyo Special to the Cape Gazette Twelve professional artists including painters, a glass artist, a jeweler and a wood carver will be on tour in eleven studios. Part 1 discussed the art of Sue Bartley, newcomer to the tour, and return- ing artists Aina Nergaard- Nammack, Connie Ballato and Barbara Petterson. The tour is free and open to the Letonoff, a chiaroscuro painter working with bold contrast between light and dark areas to create a greater sense of depth in a painting. The technique was important among artists of the Renaissance. He paints watercolor portraits from photographs. His oil por- traits are done from a live model for the face and hands, then he dresses a life-sized dummy to paint the clothing. His still lifes often include oranges or strawber- ries-some of his favorite sub- jects--arranged on bowls or plat- i OCEANS I DE CASUAL FURNITU ters on a cloth-covered table. "I don't paint things," he said. "I paint light." Letonoff has been painting all his life. After retiring from 35 years as an Army paratrooper, he went back to the Pennsylvania Continued on page 136 Labor Day Savings Delivery and set up included with a minimum purchase All 2006 floor sets on Sale! 15'20 year warranties! Gifts and Accessories Quality and Comfort is guaranteed by our manufacturers. Midway Shopping Center Open Daily Rt. 1, Rehoboth Beach (nearmovies at Midway) 302-645-8710 FENWlCK ISLAND Fenwick Square Weekends Only Hwy 1, Fenwick Island (next to House of Welsh) 302-539-0990 Submitted photos "Mrs. Debi Hertzfeld" is a recent oil portrait displayed in Victor Letonoff's studio. Come see what you've been missing ;14.95 SPECIALS Mwt be atl by 6:30 Sunda Seafood Combo Maryland Crab Cakes Steak & Lobster Tail Wednesday: Stuffed Lobster Tail Thursday: Steak and Cake Friday." Soft Shell Crabs o 0 Celebrating 30 Years Each week's checks will be entered to win a gift certificate through 12/31/06. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: FRIDAY NIGHTS