This shouldn't work, in theory! You've got a strong horizontal right in front of the painting, forbidding access; a reinforcing hedge behind it; a broad green sward lying beyond both of them - so how come it works??? You've broken all the rules!! Well done: because it DOES work. So much for theory.... I can only think it works because of the rich, vibrant colour, and those hot reds in the distance. A very canny bit of painting.