One of my favorite places to go was Makena Beach which is a beautiful wide, white, sandy beach.
In those days, driving to this beach meant travel over a rough old dusty dirt road. The rewards of the bumpy drive were worth it. A friend I knew had a house on the ocean where you could walk out on the rocks and look back at Makena Beach and Redhill above. Then snorkeling to see the reef, I discerned this as one of those pristine locations that are irresistible to paint, thus this painting was born.