I lived in Cefn-Hengoed for 20 years and this view is just 2 minutes walk from our house.
This was painted in 1983 and the landscape is the same today. A number of details shown in my sketchbook page are to be
found in this painting : Ty Howell Fechan Farm - The Coal Hole Inn, Gellihaf - Gellihaf Isaf Farm.
details below :
The detail below is the original sketch from 1983 for the main oil painting above and
it consists of six A5 sheets of paper. As you can see I made the silly mistake of using a cheap tape, hence the brown marks.
M Clark from the USA writes:
The four paintings arrived here yesterday. They are lovely and I am so pleased to have them. I have a Welsh wall in the hall and they will be put there along with family pictures and Welsh Love Spoons.
I was so glad you identified the buildings in the picture of Summerfield Hall. I was wondering if the aqueduct between Hengoed and Maesycummer is still standing.
South of Newport, near Goldcliffe, is a beautiful old house, Great Newra, which deserves to be painted.
My great grandfather, Thomas Phillips, with his family lived there.
Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures. I am just about to go out to get them framed.