Great to know it connects with you Iain; it seems much better received by all than I thought it might be.
I chose to post this in this Landscape forum because the painting seemed a little bit more realistic, even though it was close to being over the top with the amount of red, than what I think should be posted in the Abstract forum. I was a close call, but I this landscape forum seems appropriate for the more traditional styles, although I felt that I was pushing the limits.
Anyway, I have more than enough Abstract styled landscapes ready to post on the Abstract forum and not too many conventional Landscapes.
This is just my personal take on the way the forum contents should be, but to each his own here on CS, Thank Goodness !