Well, as promised, the picture is now hung!
My husband got out the ladder. Have you ever tried standing, safely, on a ladder that has been extended on the stairs? Very scary. Having placed a towel at the top to protect the wall from the ladder making any marks we discussed the height at which the painting should be displayed. Once that was confirmed, he put two screws so that the painting could balance nicely and it would be easier to keep it level and straight.
Once the screws were in place I handed him the painting after having made sure that he still liked it!
Although initially the painting was to be for us, I have decided that if accepted favourably enough it could well go on sale! Then the headache of how to pack it!!
Let me know what you think. Honestly, I won't be offended if it is not your cup of tea but I really would be curious to read your views.