CORBIN — With summer temperatures creeping into the forecast, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park was one of many places of refuge sought Wednesday. Several members with the group Plein Aire Painters of the Bluegrass converged for a Paint-Out at Cumberland Falls. Organized by group member Dan McGrath, the stop in Whitley County was one of several outings the group makes statewide.
Plein Aire painting comes from the French term for “open air,” according to one of the artists, Bill Fletcher. “(This got) artists out of the studio out in plain air,” he said. Fletcher stands on one of the Falls’ observation decks while he paints a picture of Cumberland Falls.