I hope that even though the subject is solemn, the beauty of the surroundings where these young men lost their lives will bring a sense of peace to those who remember them.
The location is towards Terelle, above Villa Santa Lucia. The abbey on Monte Cassino was just to the left of the picture, so you can imagine it on the hill just before the valley. I didn't need the abbey in this composition so took the photograph with the tree as my anchor. The Liri Valley is in the background, and then you look across to the far ranges.
The figure is based on a real figure but painted largely from my imagination. The little wooden cross and the flowers are like those often left on Point 593 (also known as Calvary Hill) and at the cemeteries.
PS: Friday, small adjustments and signed. And sold, thank you, dear blog reader!